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Premier advises Cabinet to adopt new approach
Taipei, Dec. 18 (CNA) Premier Mao Chi-kuo urged his Cabinet members Thursday to adjust their way of thinking so as …
12 indicted for Kaohsiung gas explosions
Taipei, Dec. 18 (CNA) Twelve people, including the head of a major petrochemical company, were indicted Thursday in connection with …
Tycoon says he fingered official for corruption
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tycoon Samuel Yin said Wednesday he was the one who accused Taoyuan County Vice Magistrate Yeh Shih-wen of corruption, while he …
Cold air mass sends mercury plummeting across Taiwan
Taipei, Dec. 17 (CNA) Taiwan saw daytime lows plunge to around 10 degrees Celsius early Wednesday as the strongest cold …
Godfather of rock to serve as Taipei culture chief
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je has picked Ni Chung-hua, the man labeled as the godfather of Taiwan’s rock scene, to head …
No cause to indict Kaohsiung mayor in gas explosions: prosecutors
Taipei, Dec. 18 (CNA) Prosecutors said Thursday that they will not bring an indictment against Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu as …
US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic …
Chen denies admission of guilt in letter to President
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ex-President Chen Shui-bian denied that he had admitted his guilt in a letter to President Ma Ying-jeou after media had reported …
Ko visits ex-President Chen in prison
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je called for medical parole for former President Chen Shui-bian after visiting him at the Taichung Prison’s …
Abe emerging as a rare strong leader in Japan

TOKYO (AP) -- Most Japanese prime ministers come and go, their names soon forgotten. Yasuhiro Nakasone was an exception in the 1980s as well as …

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