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The White House has dismissed as "absurd" an accusation by North Korea that US President Donald Trump had declared war on it. 白宮駁回北韓指美國總統川普已經對該國宣戰,稱其為「荒唐」的指控。

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William Lai tackled the issue of Taiwan independence at his first appearance at the Legislative Yuan Tuesday. 行政院長賴清德週二立法院初登板,處理台獨議題。

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Great Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make first public appearance as couple. 英國的哈里王子和梅格曼馬克爾首次以情侶身份公開露面。

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Textile International Forum and Exhibition kicked off with the theme "Intelligent Innovation and Green Circular Economy." 紡織科技國際論壇和展覽開幕,主題是「智慧創新與綠色循環」。

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US President Donald Trump looked to continue his feud with the NFL over players' behaviour during the national anthem. 美國總統川普繼續與美國國家足球聯盟爭論球員在唱國歌期間的行為。

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MOEA seem to be in denial about the severe shortage of electrical power. It really is like a "slow motion car wreck", we can all see it happening from a distance, but nobody is reacting to it.


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US-China trade: A tale of two reports

The release by China's Ministry of Commerce of a research report on economic and trade relations with the United States is an opportunity for the two countries to narrow differences over trade. In particular, it is an opportunity for the U.S. to take a more balanced view regarding its trade deficit with China.

Organ trafficking: business as usual

A Kuwaiti recipient and a Pakistani donor; an Israeli recipient and a Ukrainian donor; an American recipient and an Indian donor. The global dimensions of organ trafficking were exposed in shocking detail at an international summit on the subject at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican in February.

Has Beijing adopted a new diplomatic tactic?

Diplomacy is the art of tact. Sir Winston Churchill once said: "Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions."

Belt and Road will carry China far

Last week, China hosted a large-scale international conference to discuss the vision of its leader, President Xi Jinping, of connecting Asia, Europe and Africa through a network of roads, ports, bridges, tunnels, pipelines and other projects that involve 68 countries on three continents and about two-thirds of the world's population, with cumulative total investment estimated in the trillions of dollars.

The legacies and lessons of the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War used to be described as the longest in American history, before the involvement in Afghanistan, and the conflict remains especially costly. Over 2.7 million Americans served in uniform in Vietnam, and more than 58,000 of them were killed or reported missing. Estimates of Vietnamese deaths top one million.

President Tsai meets a new nemesis

Tsai finds herself in a spot of bad luck in showdown with former President Chen.

South Korea election confirms democracy

President Moon takes office in a time of tension and uncertainty on both sides of the 38th Parallel.

Korean Peninsula dynamics are shifting

The election of Moon Jae-in as South Korea's president marks the re-emergence of a major player that had been silenced for five crucial months because of the country's political paralysis.

China's influence continues to grow in ASEAN

China has deepened its influence on ASEAN nations, and the just-concluded ASEAN Summit with its chairman's watered-down statement stands testimony to this.

Exit Hollande, France's president of paralysis

When Francois Hollande tapped Emmanuel Macron as an aide in his 2012 presidential campaign, little did he know that he was taking advice from his eventual successor.

Iran's delayed gold rush disillusions voters

The investment gold rush that was supposed to follow Iran's nuclear deal with world powers and revitalize the economy has not materialized, leaving many voters disillusioned ahead of Friday's election.

Institutions trump personalities for French voters

An enormous international sigh of relief has followed the election of comparative moderate Emmanuel Macron as president of France. He has decisively defeated Marine Le Pen of the right-wing National Front.

Global instability drives the growth of novel destruction

The actual use of one of the most destructive non-nuclear bombs in Afghanistan, reports of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the disturbing recent discussion on the threat of use of extremely destructive weapons in places such as the Korean peninsula have again focused attention on the extent to which the race for destructive weapons is threatening humanity and all other forms of life on earth.

Conflict on the Korean Peninsula presents a dilemma for ASEAN

Calls from the international community for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to play a role in easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula could reinvigorate the bloc's ambitions to steer regional security. But ASEAN needs to proceed carefully -- the stakes are high and it has little to gain and much to lose.

India's upholding of death sentence for gang rapists is a lesson for Pakistan

"You can't clap with one hand," one of the rapists in the notorious Delhi gang rape case had famously said after being convicted of rape and murder.
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