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Food Taipei: A springboard for El Salvadoran products
It's on: Taipei, Shanghai to hold forum in China July 2
Yoda is stealing the show at a Northern Taiwan hot air balloon festival
Philippine social media is being flooded with warnings of June 30 terrorist attacks
A ring smuggling Vietnamese children to Taiwan has been smashed
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Food Taipei: A springboard for El Salvadoran products
Ambassador of El Salvador Marta Chang de Tsien says El Salvador companies have become very interested in joining Food Taipei and expanding into the Taiwanese market
The outlook has brightened for Taiwan's economy in 2017
A leading think tank has raised its GDP forecast for the year to more than 2 percent.
Foxconn to invest US$10 billion in the US
Foxconn Technology Group plans to move its fully automated manufacturing supply chain to the United States, the company founder said on Thursday.
Don't become a tool of China, Taiwan tells Panama
Foreign Ministry says Panama's president lied about the reasons behind the severance of diplomatic links.
Iraqi premier says Mosul mosque's destruction indicates the Islamic State's defeat
Iraqi forces have retaken several neighborhoods in Mosul, squeezing IS into a small area of the city.
It's a speedboats and donkeys in this European cannabis war
'To transport the cannabis across the border, the smugglers train donkeys that know how to navigate the trails by themselves.'
 > Europe
South Africa's Zuma could finally be on his way out
Court decision clears the way for members of his own party to go against him in no-confidence vote.
 > Africa
France votes for moderation — again
Historically, France suffered after WWII from chronically unstable governments. The rise of Marine Le Pen has raised the specter of that past.
Man apparently guns down 3 before attempting suicide
Police found the bodies of three men and one woman with gunshot wounds in an office building in Zhongli District, Taoyuan City on Thursday night, officers said.
Overtime pay in Taiwan increased by about 9 percent in the first four months of the year, reflecting the introduction of rigid work hour regulations in December, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said on Thursday
Six Taiwanese injured in tour bus accident in China
Six members of a Taiwanese tourist group were injured in western China's Xinjiang region on Thursday when their tour bus ran off the road, Taiwan's Tourism Bureau said that day.
Taiwan's leading trade fair for the food industry is also an important event for food packaging machine makers and food processing solution providers.
This 74-year-old Italian nun realized her dream of becoming Taiwanese
Sister Maristella Piergianni has been helping the country's underprivileged for more than 50 years.
Bangkok plans 'landmark' street food market for displaced sellers
Bangkok city officials are planning a "landmark" new street food market, as the government clamps down on the capital's street food scene.
China's sharing economy gets lift
A guideline to further boost China's sharing economy was approved on Wednesday at a State Council executive meeting chaired by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
Postage rates set to be raised Aug. 1
Taiwan's postage rates are set to be raised on Aug. 1 for the first time in over two decades, the Chunghua Post Co. said Thursday. Postage for regular mail will be raised from NT$5 to NT$8, while registered mail will be raised to NT$30 from the current NT$25.
Three suspects arrested in migrant worker's killing
The Vietnamese man was killed after getting into a brawl at a restaurant in New Taipei on Sunday.
Missiles veer off course in Taiwan military's latest mishap
No casualties reported in the incident, which occurred in Pingtung, but it is the latest in a series of embarrassments for the military.
This vinegar-based drink perfect for hot days is making a comeback
Switchel is quickly developing a reputation as the trendiest drink of the year in the U.S.
 > Food
Cop stabbed in potential terror attack at US airport
A 50-year-old Canadian is being held in connection with the stabbing at a regional airport in Michigan.
Terry Gou thinks he can still win the bid to buy Toshiba unit
Comments come despite reports Toshiba has already chosen a consortium of Japanese and U.S. firms to take over chip unit.
Ronaldo header lifts Portugal over hosts Russia at Confed Cup
With the victory, Portugal moves joint top of group A on four points past Russia.
 > Soccer
George Clooney just sold a tequila company for A BILLION DOLLARS
Star sells the Casamigos tequila company he co-founded to British beverages giant Diageo.
Islamic State has blown up one of history's greatest mosques
Crime comes as the terror group's final remnants try to hold on to the key city of Mosul.
Taitung has recorded the hottest temp so far this year
Tawu Township registered a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius at 12:11 p.m. Thursday.
 > Local
 > Taitung
Panama president stands by decision to cut ROC ties
Juan Carlos Varela blames Tsai Ing-wen for breaking existing "diplomatic truce" with China.
Unemployment is at its lowest in two years
The rate in May of 3.66% is down 0.18 percentage points from the same month last year.
Morning tremor: 4.5 earthquake hits Tainan
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Tainan City early Thursday, with an intensity of 5 being felt in the southern city's coastal Qigu District, the Central Weather Bureau said. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
 > Local
 > Tainan
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