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Taiwan voters turn out to decide on four referendum questions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cold weather in north Taiwan dampened the turnout for voting in four referendums that pit the government against the main opposition KMT on issues of energy, environment, ...

Taiwan's referendums steeped in irony

Since the early 1990s, there has been one clear distinction between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP): The KMT views Taiwan as part of China, and the DPP d...

New US ambassador to New Zealand seeks to work with China

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tom Udall, the new U.S. ambassador to New Zealand, says he wants to find areas of common ground with China in a region where tensions often run high. U...

SKorea governing party candidate takes softer line on North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean governing party's presidential candidate said Thursday he will continue a conciliatory approach toward North Korea if elected and questioned the effectivenes...

APEC leaders meeting to chart path forward from pandemic

U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will have a rare virtual encounter this week as they gather online with other Pacific Rim leaders to chart a path to recovery out of the...

APEC leaders meeting to chart path forward from pandemic

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will have a rare virtual encounter this week as they gather online with other Pacific Rim leaders to char...

S Koreans send off former President Roh in small funeral

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of relatives and dignitaries gathered in South Korea’s capital on Saturday to pay their final respects to former President Roh Tae-woo, a key participant in a 1979 mil...

Hiroshima bomb survivor Sunao Tsuboi dies at 96

Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor and nuclear disarmament activist Sunao Tsuboi has died at the age of 96, his advocacy group said on Wednesday. Nihon Hidankyo, the group of atomic bomb survivors that ...

Australia to build eight nuclear-powered submarines under new Indo-Pacific pact

Australia will build eight nuclear-powered submarines under an Indo-Pacific security partnership with the United States and Britain that analysts say will likely rile China, which denounced the creati...

North and South Korea conduct duelling missile tests as arms race heats up

SEOUL, Sept 15 (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea test fired ballistic missiles on Wednesday, the latest volley in an arms race that has seen both countries develop increasingly sophisticated wea...

VP calls on Taiwanese businesses abroad to invest at home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) called for Taiwanese businesses operating overseas to invest back into the country on Wednesday (Aug. 18). Participating in an online ...

Hiroshima marks 76th anniversary of US atomic bombing

Hiroshima on Friday marked the 76th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, as the mayor of the Japanese city urged global leaders to unite to eliminate nuclear weapons, just as they ar...

Taiwan’s 3rd nuclear plant applies for closure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Under the government’s plan to make Taiwan nuclear-free by 2025, the Third Nuclear Power Plant in Pingtung County has filed an application to shut down, reports said...

Taiwan postpones 4 referendums from August to December due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four referendums originally scheduled for Aug. 28 will take place on Dec. 18 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced Friday (July 2)....

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 11, the 101st day of 2021. There are 264 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April ...