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Coast guard probes people-smuggling

By Lin Chia-nan

A Coast Guard Administration task force has been set up after a Taiwanese man said that he paid smugglers to transport him back to Taiwan from China late last year and that others on the boat were carrying pork and other meat products. A businessman, surnamedFULL STORY

Danish firm suspends offshore wind projects

By Chen Cheng-hui

Denmark’s Orsted A/S has suspended its offshore wind development projects in Taiwan after it earlier this month failed to receive an establishment permit for its projects off the coast of Changhua County and was unable to secure a power purchase agreement at last year’s feed-inFULL STORY

TRA to end freight train service on weak demand

By Shelley Shan

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) yesterday said it would end its freight train service at the end of next month. The railway operator launched the service in 1961, with each train consisting of at least six carriages. During the service’s peak years, it transported 6.4 millionFULL STORY

‘Huge explosion’ rocks Syrian capital

A bomb blast yesterday hit the capital of war-torn Syria and a “terrorist” was arrested, state media said, in a rare attack in the city that has been largely insulated from violence. A Britain-based war monitor said a “huge explosion” near a military intelligence office inFULL STORY

Trump plan to end shutdown panned by opponents, right

US President Donald Trump on Saturday offered a proposal to extend protections for so-called “Dreamers” for three years in exchange for his demanded US$5.7 billion toward a border wall as a way to reopen the federal government. US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged toFULL STORY

MAC wary of teaching jobs in China2019-01-20

By Chung Li-hua and Jonathan Chin

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said it is closely monitoring developments as China begins allowing Taiwanese to become elementary and junior-high school teachers, a role that entails pledging allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and carrying out the CCP’s ideological and political education. Beijing hasFULL STORY

Descendant of Britain’s first consul visits Taiwan2019-01-20

By Huang Chia-lin and Jake Chung

A descendant of Robert Swinhoe, the first British consul in what was then known as Formosa, on Thursday visited the British Consulate at Takow (打狗英國領事館) in Kaohsiung, hoping to deepen his understanding of his ancestor. Robert Swinhoe was stationed in Taiwan in July 1861 as theFULL STORY

Taiwan, Paraguay sign five-year, US$150m deal2019-01-20

By Stacy Hsu

Taiwan and Paraguay have signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) worth US$150 million, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday. After months of negotiations, the MOU was signed in the South American diplomatic ally’s capital, Asuncion, on Dec. 14, ministry spokesman Andrew Lee (李憲章) said. LeeFULL STORY

Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills 21, injures dozens2019-01-20

A massive fire broke out at an illegal pipeline tap in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and injuring 71 more, just as the Mexican government wages a major crackdown on fuel theft. Scores of local residents with jerry cans and buckets hadFULL STORY

Missing ex-Interpol chief’s wife seeks asylum in France2019-01-20

Grace Meng (孟昭文), wife of missing former Interpol president Meng Hongwei (孟宏偉), applied for asylum in France fearing for her life, her lawyer said on Friday. Then-boss of Lyon, France-based Interpol went missing in September last year after traveling back to his native China. France openedFULL STORY

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