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Two attackers who had pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State killed Father Jacques Hamel after they forced him to his knees in the middle of morning Mass on July 26.
 
In yesterday's column, we argued that the core metric of President Tsai Ing-wen's success for her apology to Taiwan's indigenous peoples will lie in the amount of improvement that can be concretely measured in the livelihood of the aboriginal peoples.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen fulfilled one of her campaign promises Monday when she inaugurated National Aboriginal Peoples Day and expressed her "deepest apologies" on behalf of the government for the suffering of indigenous peoples over the past 400 years. She also formed the Indigenous Peoples Historic Justice and Transitional Justice Commission.
 
New details that have emerged from the July 16 bus crash have handed another hot potato to President Tsai Ing-wen.
 
Almost two dozen students have been elected to a curriculum review committee in line with the Ministry of Education's promise of education reform. But it is more than just education reform; it represents a desire to reshape the nation's identity.
 
Two months have passed since the new administration took office, but the touted "New Southbound Policy" -- one of the key policies of President Tsai Ing-wen's campaign -- is starting to resemble an empty promise.
 
"Together, let's be the last ones to cry; and together, let's be the last ones standing against barbarism." This is how is the mayor of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France, rightly described our feelings Tuesday after two Islamists attacked the local church and slit a priest's throat.
 
Wu Jianmin (吳建民), a stalwart Chinese diplomat, passed away on June 18. In the month since his passing, Taiwan -- and the world -- have been faced with momentous changes in power diplomacy, especially with regards to the South China Sea.
 
Politicians are often accused of "changing brains after changing posts," or changing their tune after transitioning from candidate to elected official. It is not every day, however, that the same line would be uttered by a politician as by those who describe him.
 
Last Monday, President Tsai Ing-wen gave the Washington Post her first interview after her inauguration. Lally Weymouth, senior associate editor of the Washington Post and daughter of its former publisher Katharine Mayer Graham,...
 
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