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Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia
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Future roadblocks likely for Taiwan as new WHO chief signals he'll kowtow to China
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Critical Care's NT$6 billion under siege
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China's Geely takes stake in Proton, Lotus
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Full text of Constitutional Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage
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Chunghwa Telecom teams up with DBS to build cutting-edge ERP cloud
Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom is partnering with DBS Group Taiwan to create an enterprise resource planning (ERP) cloud to help small and medium-sized enterprises thrive by meeting their growing digital infrastructure needs.
 
A group opposed to same-sex marriage said Thursday in Taipei that it will initiate two referendum proposals on the issue, following a Constitutional Court ruling the previous day that paved the way for the legalization of gay marriage in Taiwan.
 
A group opposed to same-sex marriage said Thursday in Taipei that it will initiate two referendum proposals on the issue, following a Constitutional Court ruling the previous day that paved the way for the legalization of gay marriage in Taiwan.
 
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 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.
 
Iraq radio show finds talent amid rubble of Mosul
It's a radio talent contest with a mission: showcasing the skills of Mosul's youth after years of jihadist rule and a months-long battle for the city.
 > Music
 
Cannabis extract cuts seizures for epilepsy patients: study
The first large-scale clinical trial of a cannabis derivative known as cannabidiol shows it was able to cut the frequency of severe epileptic seizures by 39 percent, researchers said Wednesday.
 > Other
 
The winning number for the NT$10 million (US$332,970) special prize in the March-April uniform invoice lottery is 74748874, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced Thursday.
 
Now you can pay final respects to Chu Ke-liang with an extended cut of his final movie
Chu Ke-liang's last bow on the silver screen, "Hanky Panky," will be rereleased in theaters Friday with never-before-seen footage -- but for one day only.
 
China has even banned live-streaming Go games between a champion and a computer
Chinese netizens fumed Thursday over a government ban on live coverage of Google algorithm AlphaGo's battle with the world's top Go player, as the program clinched their three-match series in the ancient board game.
 
Now you can pay final respects to Chu Ke-liang with an extended cut of his final movie
Chu Ke-liang's last bow on the silver screen, "Hanky Panky," will be rereleased in theaters Friday with never-before-seen footage -- but for one day only.
 
UK cops, furious at leaks, stop sharing Manchester attack info with the US
Leaks from an investigation into the Manchester terror attack are undermining the probe, British police said on Thursday as the BBC reported that police had stopped sharing information with the U.S.
 > Europe
 
Man United beats Ajax 2-0, wins Europa League
A guttural roar of "Manchester, Manchester" thundered around the Friends Arena at the full-time whistle.
 > Soccer
 
Yankees beat Royals despite losing Ellsbury
Helped by a great first-inning catch that forced center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury from the game with a concussion and sprained neck, Luis Severino won for the first time in a month and led the New York Yankees to a 3-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
 
Raids, arrests as on-edge UK seeks 'network' of attackers
Security forces rounded up more suspects Wednesday in the deadly Manchester concert blast and soldiers fanned out across the country to national landmarks as an on-edge Britain tried to thwart the possibility of additional attacks.
 > Europe
 
All aboard India's new luxury affordable train
India's passenger trains are notorious for being rickety and spartan, but the government is hoping to change all that with a new "luxury" service.
 > India
 
US Navy ship 'sails near South China Sea reef claimed by Beijing'
A U.S. Navy ship has sailed in disputed South China Sea waters near a reef claimed by Beijing in the first "freedom of navigation" exercise under President Donald Trump, a U.S. official said.
 
Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia
Taiwan's giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn't over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries.
 
Moody's slashes Hong Kong rating following China cut
Hong Kong on Thursday hit back at a decision by Moody's to cut its credit rating on the city, which the agency said was becoming increasingly close to mainland China.
 > Asia
 
Critical Care's NT$6 billion under siege
Last year, the government vowed to carve out NT$6 billion to support hospitals' debt-ridden critical care services. That promise has not yet materialized, and the funds have now been redistributed to all medical services -- to be shared by many. The medical community has since caught wind of this, and a heated debate has ensued.
 
N. Korea reports on 'bitch' S.Korean president's trial
Pyongyang's state media on Thursday published their first report on the trial of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye two days earlier, calling her an "arch-traitor" and "bitch."
 > Korea
 
New Zealand on Thursday unveiled a tax-cutting election-year budget that the ruling National Party said will help families as it looks to win a record fourth consecutive term in power.
 > Asia
 
Fare-free period on freeways extended during Dragon Boat holiday weekend
The Transportation Ministry on Thursday made a last-minute change to toll collection during Dragon Boat Festival holiday weekend.
 
Construction on Terminal 3 set to begin at Taoyuan Airport
Taiwan's largest travel hub is set for a major increase in capacity.
 
Future roadblocks likely for Taiwan as new WHO chief signals he'll kowtow to China
The newly elected leader of the World Health Organization has pledged fealty to Beijing's "One China" principle, signaling further challenges for Taiwan, which was excluded from this year's World Health Assembly in Geneva.
 
Anti-marriage equality groups call for referendum
Wednesday's landmark Constitutional Court ruling paving the road to Taiwan's eventual legalization of same-sex marriage has some up in arms.
 
Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Thursday May 25, 2017.
 
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