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Fighter deployment to Penghu continues
The Air Force continues its annual deployment of its "Sky Colt" wing to Penghu's Magong Airport as part of the nation's first line of defense, according to the Central News Agency.
 
Tsai vows to carry out labor policy amid protest
Amid a protest by labor groups in Taipei Sunday to mark May 1 Labor Day, President-elect Tsai Ing-wen reiterated her pledge that the incoming government will carry out her labor policy.
 
President Ma Ying-jeou unveiled a new monument Friday in the former military stronghold of Kinmen to highlight the peace achieved in the Taiwan Strait on the 23rd anniversary of cross-strait talks.
 
Atomic Energy Council chairman designate Hsieh Hsiao-hsing (謝曉星) stated on Saturday that a proposed national policy to phase out nuclear power was a long term objective, saying that citizens needed to be mentally prepared for increases in power bills and the possibility of energy shortages, if nuclear is phased out in the short term.
 
National Police Agency (NPA, 警政署) Director-general Chen Kuo-en (陳國恩) yesterday called for forceful use of firearms when circumstances allow so, as to ensure public safety.
 
Drivers are expected to have to pay NT$25 (US$0.77) more to fill a 50-liter tank after state-owned oil refiner CPC Corp. hikes fuel prices from Monday, the third weekly rise in a row.
 
Taiwanese archers won a gold, two silver and a bronze medals in the recurve women's team, mixed team, and individual events, respectively, at the 2016 Archery World Cup in Shanghai Sunday.
 
A magnitude-4.8 earthquake hit Hualien at 6:46 a.m. Sunday, with Yilan's Nan'ao Township and Hualien's Heping Township and Taroko National Park registering an intensity of four.
 
Tsai warns incoming ministers against gaffes
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday warned incoming Cabinet members against making provocative remarks that could alienate her government from the nation.
 
The Central Bank defended its actions after the U.S, put Taiwan on a currency watch list in a report released on April 29.
 
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