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Apaches key to ‘multiple deterrence’

The commissioning of the nation’s Apache attack helicopters is a critical step in equipping the armed forces to mount a “multiple deterrence” strategy in the event of an enemy invasion, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday. Presiding over a ceremony that saw the commissioning of 29FULL STORY

CPC confesses to oil spill at Penghu oil depot

By Kuo Chia-erh and Lin Chia-nan

State-owned oil refiner CPC Corp, Taiwan (台灣中油) yesterday apologized for concealing an oil leak at its oil depot in Penghu, but said the situation has been brought under control. CPC vice president Huang Jen-hung (黃仁弘) confirmed a report by the Chinese-language Apple Daily yesterday, saying thatFULL STORY

Japan, EU sign ambitious trade deal

The EU and Japan yesterday signed a landmark deal that would eliminate nearly all tariffs on products that they trade. The ambitious pact signed in Tokyo runs counter to US President Donald Trump’s moves to hike tariffs on imports from many US trading partners. It coversFULL STORY

Media firms likely to be labeled KMT affiliates this year

By Stacy Hsu

The Cabinet’s Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee is to designate Central Motion Picture Corp (CMPC, 中影) and Broadcasting Corp of China (BCC, 中廣) as affiliates of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) by the end of the year, amid renewed public attention on the companies followingFULL STORY

Indonesia police kill 11 in pre-Games crackdown

Indonesian police have shot and killed 11 suspected small-time criminals and wounded dozens more in a crackdown before it hosts the Asian Games next month, authorities said yesterday. About 52 suspects have been shot after resisting arrest in the capital Jakarta, since the start this month,FULL STORY

US president upbeat as he meets Putin2018-07-17

With a wink and a slouch respectively, US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday opened their summit as Trump said: “The world wants to see us get along.” Trump laid out a list of topics for discussion that notably did not includeFULL STORY

Hon Hai to seal Maharashtra investment deal: report2018-07-17

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密), the world’s largest contract electronics maker, is likely to sign a deal next month with the government of Maharashtra, India’s Economic Times said on Sunday. In a report posted on its Web site, the Economic Times said that HonFULL STORY

Palace Museum should be more local: new boss2018-07-17

By Ann Maxon

The National Palace Museum (NPM) should reflect the history of East Asia from a Taiwan- centric perspective to make it more relatable to Taiwanese, instead of allowing it to remain “a Chinese enclave,” newly inaugurated museum Director Chen Chi-nan (陳其南) said yesterday. “Ask an Aborigine, a directFULL STORY

Taiwanese Wimbledon boys’ champion to turn pro2018-07-17

Young Taiwanese tennis player Tseng Chun-hsin (曾俊欣) said he is planning to turn professional after winning the boys’ singles title at the French Open last month and Wimbledon on Sunday. After being defeated in the final of the Australian Open in January, Tseng has won twoFULL STORY

British cave diver mulls legal action over Musk’s attack2018-07-17

A British cave diver who was instrumental in the rescue of 12 children trapped in a northern Thailand cave yesterday said he is considering legal action after the entrepreneur Elon Musk called him a “pedo” on Twitter. Vernon Unsworth, 63, said he was “astonished andFULL STORY

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