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Chinese surveillance ship enters restricted waters of Taiwan's Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese surveillance ship intruded on Taiwan's territorial waters off the coast of Kinmen on Tuesday (Feb. 20). Kuomingtang (KMT) lawmaker Wang Hong-wei (王鴻薇) sai...

Taiwan president opens Taipei International Book Exhibition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) opened the 2024 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) on Tuesday (Feb. 20), marking her second consecutive attendance at the fair...

Don't lose hope, 'be more angry' after Navalny death: Gudkov

Dmitry Gudkov, a former member of Russia's Duma lower chamber of parliament now in self-imposed exile and facing various charges at home, told DW he hoped that the death of Alexei Navalny would no...

South Korea trainee doctors stage walkout against medical school quotas

SEOUL, Feb 20 (Reuters) - More than 1,600 trainee doctors in South Korea's major hospitals staged a walkout on Tuesday to protest against a government plan to admit more students to medical school...

Taiwan’s ‘Mystery Sticker Bandit’ gains urban legend status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An urban legend known as the "Mystery Sticker Bandit" is causing consternation in Chiayi City due to a resurgence of “f Weng Tian-xin” (f翁天信) sticker...

Video shows Kaohsiung college student fatally hit by truck after falling off scooter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female college student died on Tuesday (Feb. 20) after she fell off her scooter and was run over by a truck. At 8:04 am, a university student surnamed Yang (杨) was r...

Navalny's mom to Putin: 'Let me see my son'

The mother of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to hand over the body of her son in a video released on Tuesday. Lyudmila Navalnaya: 'I demand t...

Will India's megaproject sink Great Nicobar island?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is planning to invest $9 billion (€ 8.38 billion) to transform India's Great Nicobar island into a massive military and trade hub. But the plans ...

Taiwanese ships should not stop for Chinese coast guard: OAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ocean Affairs Council (OAC) Minister Kuan Bi-ling (管碧玲) on Tuesday (Feb. 20) said that Taiwanese vessels should not stop for Chinese coast guard ships following an inciden...

Nexus International School (Singapore) Learners Present "Nexwell" Well-Being App For Peers

Nexus International School (Singapore) learners have developed a well-being app to provide their peers with continuous access to mental health support. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 20 Februa...

Trump breaks silence on Navalny, casts no blame on Putin

WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Donald Trump, who drew criticism as U.S. president for his praise of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, on Monday made his first public comment on the death of Russian oppos...

Alexei Navalny's death: EU mulls fresh sanctions on Russia

"He was slowly murdered in a Russian jail by Putin's regime." Those were the words used by the European Union's foreign affairs chief, Josep Borrell, to describe Alexei Navalny, the...

Taiwanese film screened at Australian LGBT film festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese film "Who’ll Stop the Rain" was screened at the 31st Mardi Gras Film Festival (MGFF) in Sydney on Thursday (Feb. 15), per the Ministry of Culture...

Von der Leyen to seek second term as EU Commission chief

German politician and former Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen will seek a second term as chief of the European Commission, her center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party announced on Mon...

Germany seeks new EU sanctions on Moscow over Navalny's death

Germany is pressing for more European Union sanctions against Russia, German top diplomat Annalena Baerbock said Monday ahead of an EU foreign ministers' meeting due to be attended by the widow of...