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Georgia Aquarium's largest female whale shark dies

Nov. 27, 2020 10:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The largest female whale shark at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has died. Trixie, who had been at the aquarium since 2006, died Friday, the aquarium said in a statement on its Facebook page. “She was having difficulty navigating the habitat earlier in the day and then her health...

In this image made from video, lawmakers fight during a parliament session in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Taiwan's lawmakers got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other Friday over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef. A blue banner at right reads: “Protest against ractopamine pork, We want a referendum.” (FTV via AP)

Lawmakers throw pig guts, punches on Taiwan parliament floor

Nov. 27, 2020 5:00 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other Friday over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef. Premier Su Tseng-chang was due to give a regularly scheduled policy report to lawmakers on Friday morning about the pork...

Taiwan's leader launches production of domestically made sub

Nov. 24, 2020 1:20 AM EST

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president inaugurated the production of domestically made submarines Tuesday in the southern city of Kaohsiung, in a step forward for the island's defense strategy at a time of elevated tensions with China. “This submarine is an important part of allowing our navy...

People hold a pig model with a slogan

Thousands march in Taiwan against US pork imports

Nov. 22, 2020 5:55 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Taipei's streets on Sunday demanding the reversal of a decision to allow U.S. pork imports into Taiwan, alleging food safety issues. President Tsai Ing-wen's administration lifted a long-standing ban on U.S. pork and beef imports in August, in a move...

Taiwanese actress Chen Shu-fang holds her awards for Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the 57th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Chen won for the film

'My Missing Valentine' wins big at Golden Horse Awards

Nov. 21, 2020 11:11 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese film “My Missing Valentine” won big Saturday night at the annual Golden Horse Awards, taking five honors, including best feature film. The romantic comedy, which tells the love story of a bus driver and a post office worker, also won for best director, best...

FILE - In this file photo released by Taiwan's Military News Agency, Taiwan war planes are parked on a highway during an exercise to simulate a response to a Chinese attack on its airfields in Changhua in southern Taiwan. Taiwan said Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020, that recent proposed of U.S. sales of missiles and other arms systems will boost the island's ability to credibly defend itself, amid rising threats from China. (Military News Agency via AP, File)

US, Taiwan step up economic cooperation in new dialogue

Nov. 21, 2020 12:00 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. and Taiwan are stepping up cooperation in a newly created economic dialogue, in another move from the outgoing Trump administration to increase official exchanges with the self-ruled island. The two sides signed a five-year agreement establishing the U.S.-Taiwan Economic...

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) chairman Chen Yaw-shyang makes remarks during a press conference explaining the rejection of the license renewal for the pro-China news channel CTi TV, Wednesday, Nov. 128, 2020, in Taipei, Taiwan. Chen said CTi TV was found to have repeatedly violated regulations and failure to implement an internal control mechanism. It has been fined for 21 violations over the past six years. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)

Taiwan refuses to renew pro-China news channel's license

Nov. 18, 2020 6:56 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s government refused to renew the broadcast license of a leading pro-China cable news channel on Wednesday, prompting complaints of political interference. The National Communications Commission cited repeated violations of rules on accurate reporting in saying it had...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014, file photo, Taiwan Air Force's F-16 fighter jet takes off from a closed section of highway during the annual Han Kuang military exercises in Chiayi, central Taiwan. Taiwan’s military says one of the air force’s F-16 fighter jets disappeared during a nighttime training mission. The defense ministry said the single-seater plane fell off radar screens about two minutes after taking off on Tuesday evening, Nov. 17, 2020 and that the fate of the pilot was unknown.  (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)

Taiwan says F-16 fighter jet goes missing during training

Nov. 18, 2020 2:58 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s military says one of the air force’s F-16 fighter jets disappeared during a nighttime training mission. The defense ministry said the single-seater plane fell off radar screens about two minutes after taking off on Tuesday evening and that the fate of the pilot...

Taiwan processor chip maker to set up $3.5 billion U.S. arm

Nov. 10, 2020 9:37 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese maker of processor chips for Apple Inc. and other customers plans to invest $3.5 billion to set up its second U.S. manufacturing site amid American concern about relying too heavily on sources in Asia for high-tech components. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the...

A passer-by takes a selfie with an extra newspaper reporting on President-elect Joe Biden's win in the U.S. presidential election, in Tokyo Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. The headline reads: “Mr. Biden Assured to win.”(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

World leaders hope for fresh start after Biden win

Nov. 8, 2020 4:43 AM EST

World leaders on Sunday cheered Joe Biden’s election as U.S. president as a chance to enhance cooperation on climate change, the coronavirus and other problems after four years of President Donald Trump's rejection of international alliances. Trump had yet to concede defeat, but Western and Asian allies...