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Huawei blocked from Android updates

Alphabet’s Google has suspended business with Huawei Technologies Co (華為) that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technologyFULL STORY

Foreign ministry thanks allies for support at WHA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday expressed gratitude to 14 diplomatic allies who wrote letters to the WHO asking for Taiwan to be invited to the World Health Assembly (WHA), which opened yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland. Fourteen of the 17 nations that have diplomatic relationsFULL STORY

Tsai sees three years of achievements, promises expo

By Shelley Shan

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) marked the third anniversary of her inauguration with a news conference highlighting the achievement of her administration in the areas of defense, space technology, pension reform and soft power. She promised that if re-elected, the government would host a “Taiwan Expo”FULL STORY

Immigration firm, school caught up in passport probe

By Huang Chieh, Chiu Shu-yu and Jonathan Chin

The Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office and the Ministry of Justice’s Investigation Bureau yesterday raided offices and residences connected with Chau Morn Consultants Co (喬盟國際顧問) over allegations that the immigration services consultancy was making counterfeit passports. Chau Morn is alleged to have sold about a dozen fakeFULL STORY

US warship conducts sail-by near Scarborough Shoal

The US military said one of its warships on Sunday sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal (Huangyan Island, 黃岩島) claimed by Taiwan and China in the South China Sea, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world’s twoFULL STORY

Minister, expats tout Taiwan in Geneva2019-05-20

By Lee I-chia

Taiwan has become a popular term in Geneva, as Taiwanese nongovernmental organizations and the government push for the nation’s participation in this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA), Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said yesterday in the Swiss city. Taiwan had hoped to attendFULL STORY

Morrison basks in shock victory2019-05-20

A jubilant Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday vowed to get straight back to work after a shock election victory by his conservative government that has left bewildered voters wondering how they were taken by surprise. The opposition Labor Party, meanwhile, began another bout ofFULL STORY

Ma, Wu to appeal China visit limits2019-05-20

By Ann Maxon

Former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and former vice president Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) plan to appeal the Presidential Office’s decision to extend restrictions on their visits to China for two more years, they said yesterday. The decision was “completely unjustified and designed to humiliate” given that neitherFULL STORY

Riyadh says no to war with Iran, but vows response2019-05-20

Saudi Arabia does not want a war with Iran, but would respond “with strength and determination” if Iran decides to start one, a top Saudi official said yesterday. “We don’t want a war in any way, but at the same time we won’t allow Iran toFULL STORY

Boeing admits to flaw in 737 MAX simulator software2019-05-20

Boeing Co on Saturday acknowledged that it had to correct flaws in its 737 MAX flight simulator software used to train pilots, after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft that killed 346 people. “Boeing has made corrections to the 737 MAX simulator software and has providedFULL STORY

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