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The resignation of the nation's outgoing top envoy to the U.S., Shen Lyu-shun (沈呂巡), was approved by the government in accordance with regulations, Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) said Wednesday.
 
Tsai sworn in for another term as DPP chairwoman
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was sworn in for a consecutive term as Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairwoman Wednesday during its first Central Executive Committee meeting since becoming the ruling party.
 
Tsai must act 'immediately' against nukes: activists
Anti-nuclear activists called on the Tsai administration to live up to its pledge for a nuclear-free homeland on Tuesday, in time for the 20th anniversary of the passing of a bill that aims to cease all nuclear plant operations.
 
Justice Minister Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) proposed Tuesday that inmates be allowed to work during the day before returning to prison in the evening.
 
Taiwan's delegation leader to the World Health Assembly (WHA) reported shaking hands with mainland China's representative Tuesday in Geneva, calling the gesture one of "mutual friendliness."
 
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) named the National Security Council (NSC, 國安會) and the Executive Yuan as candidates to lead the nation's efforts in strengthening cybersecurity on Tuesday, while meeting with a U.S. delegation.
 
The Ministry of Labor on Tuesday announced that it would raise the minimum hourly wage from NT$120 to NT$126 as early as July.
 
After a brief spell of rainy, overcast weather, much of Taiwan will see sun on Wednesday, and temperatures could rise as high as 34 degrees Celsius in Western Taiwan over the weekend, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Tuesday.
 
Having a ball!
A playground at a revamped bus station in Yilan is shown in the photo taken on Tuesday, May 24. The county government made used of many cartoon-styled designs, including a slide in the shape of a pink elephant and a giraffe-shaped tower that stands 12 meters high.
 
New gov't has no backbone in Okinotori dispute: KMT
The Kuomintang (KMT) blasted the new government Tuesday, saying it lacked the backbone to protect Taiwan's maritime rights and sovereignty around the Okinotori atoll.
 
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