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Businesspeople accept flight difficulties: SEF

By Stacy Hsu

China-based Taiwanese businesspeople “understood” the rationale behind possible cancelations of additional flights during the Lunar New Year holiday in response to Beijing’s unilateral activation of four aviation routes over the Taiwan Strait, the semi-official Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) said yesterday. The foundation said in aFULL STORY

US warns of China, Russia threat

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Friday said that the US is facing “growing threats” from China and Russia, adding that the US military’s advantages have eroded in recent years. Mattis’ assessment came as he unveiled the Pentagon’s vision for the future detailed in aFULL STORY

Ministry plans to combine subsidies for new parents

By Lee Hsin-fang and Jake Chung

The Ministry of Health and Welfare is planning to combine two kinds of monthly child subsidies for families with children younger than two while doing away with limitations, following calls by Premier William Lai (賴清德) to streamline family subsidy packages to boost the nation’s decliningFULL STORY

Government help needed to reduce dust along Jhuoshuei River: Premier Lai

Government efforts are needed to reduce dust along the Jhuoshuei River (濁水溪), Premier William Lai (賴清德) said yesterday. Lai made the remarks during a visit to Yunlin County’s Lunbei Township (崙背), where he inspected a project to reduce fugitive dust — fine airborne dust — alongFULL STORY

Trump marks first year in Oval Office amid shutdown

US President Donald Trump yesterday marked the first anniversary of his inauguration with his government in shutdown, accusing Democrats of taking Americans hostage with their demands. From midnight yesterday, in the absence of an agreed spending plan, federal services began to come to a halt orFULL STORY

EU urges Beijing to free activists, including Lee2018-01-20

The European Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution calling for the Chinese government to drop the charges against several human rights activists, including Taiwanese Lee Ming-che (李明哲), and for them to be released. It was the second time that it has called for Lee’s release.FULL STORY

China detains prominent rights lawyer2018-01-20

Chinese authorities yesterday detained a prominent human rights lawyer, people familiar with the case said, just hours after he provided journalists with a letter calling for constitutional reform. About a dozen people, including a SWAT team, seized Yu Wensheng (余文生) as he left his Beijing apartmentFULL STORY

Chiang Wan-an opts out of Taipei mayor election2018-01-20

By Sean Lin

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) yesterday said that he would not seek the KMT’s nomination for the Taipei mayoral election in November. “I never said that I would run. I will stay at the Legislative Yuan,” Chiang said. He said that he would continueFULL STORY

Germany tallies storm damage as fatalities mount2018-01-20

German insurers yesterday estimated that ferocious gales that battered Germany caused 500 million euros (US$613.6 million) in damages, as the number of dead across the country rose to eight. Trains on Germany’s intercity lines gradually resumed operation one day after they were suspended due toFULL STORY

Man suspected of oil sales to N Korea tries to kill himself2018-01-20

A businessman accused of selling oil to North Korea yesterday attempted suicide, a week after he and his companies were put on a sanctions list by local authorities. Chen Shih-hsien (陳世憲) took sleeping pills in an attempt to kill himself at his home in KaohsiungFULL STORY

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