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Therapy center to help the persecuted

By Chen Yu-fu

The Transitional Justice Commission has said that it would establish a psychotherapy center for survivors of political repression as part of a pilot program. Although martial law was lifted more than three decades ago, the need to provide psychotherapy to people suffering psychological trauma caused byFULL STORY

Ministry casts light on Nauru asylum seekers

By Lu Yi-hsuan and Sherry Hsiao

About 10 critically ill refugees and asylum seekers being held on Nauru have received medical treatment in Taiwan since a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed in September last year between Taiwan and Australia took effect in January, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Andrew Lee (李憲章)FULL STORY

Air base to showcase jets featuring tiger paint job

By Jonathan Chin

The air force is to open Taitung’s Chihhang Air Base to the public on July 14, when visitors will be able to view three Northrop F-5E/F “Tiger II” jets featuring tiger-themed paint jobs, the Air Force Command Headquarters said on Saturday. The base on Saturday conductedFULL STORY

Anti-Brexit demonstrators throng central London

At least 100,000 people took to the streets on Saturday as part of the largest-ever demonstration of support for a new referendum over Britain’s final Brexit deal. With more businesses poised to issue dire Brexit warnings this week and senior Tories already drawing up plans toFULL STORY

White House says it knows location of migrant children

Officials from US President Donald Trump’s administration late on Saturday said that the US government knows the location of all children in its custody after separating them from their families at the border and is working to reunite them. A fact sheet on “zero-tolerance prosecution andFULL STORY

Tariff exemption is No. 1 goal: minister2018-06-24

Taiwan’s top priority is to obtain an exemption from the US’ aluminum and steel tariffs, but Washington is still considering the issue, Minister Without Portfolio John Deng (鄧振中) said yesterday. Deng made the remarks at a news conference after meeting with US officials at a SelectUSAFULL STORY

Joint research team finds ‘burning ice’ off Taiwan2018-06-24

By Lin Chia-nan

A team of Taiwanese and French researchers has extracted frozen methane hydrates known as “combustible ice” from under the seabed off Taiwan’s southwestern coast, the Ministry of Science and Technology said on Friday, hailing the achievement as a milestone for the nation’s energy exploration. The teamFULL STORY

Foreign representatives conclude Penghu outing2018-06-24

By Stacy Hsu

A group of foreign ambassadors and representatives to Taiwan and their family members yesterday completed a two-day trip to Penghu arranged by Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) to promote the nation’s tourism and deepen foreigners’ understanding of Taiwan. The trip was attended byFULL STORY

Nauru asylum seekers flown to Taiwan for treatment tell of language barriers2018-06-24

Asylum seekers flown from Nauru to Taiwan for medical treatment have complained to lawyers that language barriers meant they were unable to give informed consent even when the overall quality of care was good. Australia last year signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan to provideFULL STORY

Despite summit, N Korea still a nuclear threat, Trump says2018-06-24

US President Donald Trump on Friday cited “an unusual and extraordinary threat” from North Korea’s nuclear arsenal to extend sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s regime, despite touting the success of a historic summit earlier this month. After flying back to Washington last week, boastingFULL STORY

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