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31 Oct 2018
The driver of a train that derailed and killed 18 people this month apologised to victims' families at an emotional memorial service in southern Taiwan Wednesday after being accused of "professional negligence" by a court.
22 Oct 2018
Taiwan's president pushed for a swift investigation Monday after an express train derailed on a coastal tourist route, killing 18 people as it sent sleeping passengers flying from their seats.
21 Oct 2018
At least 18 people have died after an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal tourist route in Taiwan on Sunday, the island's worst rail accident for more than 25 years. Images from the site showed the Puyuma Express train completely derailed and lying zig-zagged across the track in northeastern Yilan county.…
14 Aug 2018
Taiwan's president has given a speech in the United States -- the first time in 15 years that a leader of the island has spoken publicly on American soil -- in a move likely to anger Beijing.
13 Aug 2018
Nine people were killed and 30 injured in a blaze that broke out early Monday at a hospice for the terminally ill near Taiwan's capital Taipei, fire officials said.
24 May 2018
Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu Thursday tendered his resignation after Burkina Faso announced it was breaking diplomatic ties with the island.
18 May 2018
As Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen reaches the half-way mark in her first term on Sunday, she is under growing pressure from a public tired of economic stagnation but critical of her reform efforts.
11 May 2018
Three government officials were among 12 people jailed Friday over Taiwan's worst ever gas explosions which killed 32 and injured more than 300 four years ago.
8 May 2018
Taiwan accused the World Health Organization of succumbing to political pressure from Beijing Tuesday after the island failed to receive an invitation to a major international meeting.
29 Apr 2018
Seven people -- five of them firefighters -- died in a fire that broke out late Saturday in an electronics factory in northern Taiwan, the local fire department said. The inferno raged through the eight-floor building of a circuit board maker, located in an industrial district in Taoyuan City. Seven firefighters were trapped by large…
27 Apr 2018
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen said Friday she would be willing to meet her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping "for peace and stability" in the wake of a landmark summit between the leaders of the two Koreas.
25 Apr 2018
Taiwanese military veterans on Wednesday scuffled with police as they tried to storm parliament in the latest of a series of protests against planned pension cuts.

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