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KMT's Eric Chu and TPP candidate Ko Wen-je discuss potential coalition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) met with the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) Chairman and presidential candidate, Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), earlier this week to discuss an el...

Taiwan rolls out firefighting robots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Fire Department announced on Friday (Oct. 20) that they will introduce robotic firefighters. The fire department is enhancing disaster response capabili...

Baby, you're a firework: Taiwan woman puts on pyrotechnic show for inmate husband

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman is suspected of setting off fireworks on Monday (Oct. 16) outside Yilan prison for her husband, who is serving a sentence there. The suspect surnamed Chien (簡),...

Taiwan Coast Guard detains three suspected sheep stomach smugglers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s coastguard detained three suspected Chinese smugglers on Monday (Oct. 16). On Monday, the Matsu Patrol Duty Command Center (DCC) discovered a Chinese car...

Taiwan man's dog returns home with bag of gun parts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man in Miaoli called the police after his dog returned home with a bag of gun parts on Wednesday (Oct. 18). A black dog called Little White delivered a surprise packa...

Taiwan ex-councilor suggests Indigenous person shot her excavator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Miaoli County Councilor Huang Yueh-e (黃月娥) suggested that her house and excavator were shot at by a member of an Indigenous group on Wednesday (Oct. 18). Huang w...

New poll shows more than half of Taiwanese back KMT-TPP alliance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A poll conducted by the Taiwan Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) found that 52.3% of people support the idea of the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Taiwan People's Party (TPP)...

Taiwan senior dies after wrong-way highway collision in Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An 83-year-old man died after a highway collision in Tainan on Wednesday (Oct. 18). A man surnamed Chang (張) reportedly entered National Freeway No. 3 on a motorcycle a...

Japan Self-Defense Force readies Israel evacuation mission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan is planning to dispatch three Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) aircraft to Israel to evacuate its citizens as the Israel-Palestine conflict intensifies. According ...

Kaohsiung woman mistakenly torches 6 vehicles while cleaning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman in Kaohsiung accidentally set fire to six vehicles when attempting to burn tree leaves on Wednesday (Oct. 18). A woman surnamed Huang caused a fire while cleani...

Cemetery-dwelling Taiwan man arrested for grand theft kaoliang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man was apprehended on suspicion of stealing alcohol from supermarkets while hiding in a cemetery. Miaoli police received reports of theft from convenience stores and...

Taiwan councilor detained for offering cash to support Terry Gou

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chair of Taiwan's Sinpu Representative Council has been arrested on suspicion of providing a reward to those who signed the petition in support of Foxconn founder ...

Cop in central Taiwan charged for brothel cover-up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former Taichung police officer has been charged for failing to prevent the operation of a brothel posing as a skincare business. Lin (林), a former cop with Taichung C...

Taiwan charges 4 individuals for helping China poach tech talent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Prosecutors Office charged four individuals for illegally poaching Taiwanese tech talent and violating cross-strait relations on Tuesday (Oct. 17). ...

Apple Watch links Philippine floating barrier and China nuclear sub, says dissident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese dissident Wang Dinggang (王定剛) told Taiwan News that a video of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) cutting a Chinese floating barrier is linked to the alleged catastr...