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May, 27, 2016

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Head over heels in Russia
Members of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre pose for a photograph in Moscow, Russia.
 
Online restaurant reservation company EZTABLE announced Wednesday a new global strategic alliance with Ikyu, a popular online travel and restaurant booking site in Japan.
 
Taiwan's new president is "extreme" in her politics because she's an unmarried woman lacking the emotional balance provided by romantic and family life, a member of China's body for relations with the self-governing island wrote in a newspaper opinion piece.
 
Train ticket scalpers could be jailed for up to five years, according to a draft bill that a legislative committee approved Wednesday, as Taiwan seeks to curb illegal reselling that has been hampering holiday travels, particularly those headed to to eastern parts of the island.
 
Coast Guard Administration (CGA) Director-General Lee Chung-wei has emphasized the Taiwan government's determination to protect its fishermen, and said that patrol deployments in waters near a Japan-controlled atoll in the West Pacific have not changed.
 
Taiwan's mortgage loans showed a 4.18 percent increase year-on-year in April, but the central bank has warned against jumping to the conclusion that the local property market was actually rebounding.
 
Ku Chin-shui (古金水), a prominent decathlete in Taiwan in the 1980s and 1990s, died of leukemia in Taipei on Wednesday, his family said.
 
Rice dumpling feast
In this Wednesday, May 25 photo, rice dumplings of different flavors and fillings are on display at Taipei City's Nanmen Market, which hosted an activity to warm up for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival. The famous traditional market arranged a banquet featuring different kinds of rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves. Rice dumplings are a must for the festival, which falls on June 9 this year.
 
An Olympics first
Boxer Chen Nien-chin (陳念琴), right, stands with International Boxing Association President Wu Ching-kuo (吳經國) in this file photo. Wu yesterday praised the 19-year-old boxer for an historic achievement: On Tuesday she overcame Morocco's Khadija Mardi 3 to 0 at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships to book Taiwan's first-ever spot in women's Olympics boxing.
 
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.
 
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