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Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on NKorea
The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of military action against an unpredictable and increasingly dangerous U.S. adversary.
 > Korea
 
An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Wednesday in a test of the weapon system that is part of the U.S. nuclear force.
 
Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Thursday April 27, 2017.
 
Infrastructure bill passes first hurdle
The NT$880 million infrastructure plan spearheaded by the Tsai Ing-wen administration passed first reading at the Legislative Yuan on Monday, amid clashes between opposing party lawmakers.
 
Chinese military launches first domestically built aircraft carrier
China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes.
 
May hosts EU Brexit team as stances harden
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday holds her first talks with key EU Brexit negotiators, as the bloc hardens its position ahead of a summit to lay down its "red lines."
 > Europe
 
FPTC unveils more DAF,Iveco Daily utility vehicles
As it celebrates the milestone of 5,000 vehicles sold in Taiwan's market, Formosa Plastics Transport Corp. (FPTC, 台塑汽車貨運股份有限公司) has positioned itself as the leading supplier of commercial vehicles on the island.
 
The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Wednesday evening that all eggs involved in a recent dioxin contamination scare had come from the same farm in Changhua County.
 
US missile equipment reaches site in SK
U.S. troops began delivering a missile defense system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea Wednesday, amid heightened tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions.
 > Korea
 
Hendricks lifts Cubs over Pirates, Nats' Turner hits cycle
Kyle Hendricks rediscovered his 2016 form, limiting the Pittsburgh Pirates to four hits over six innings to outduel Gerrit Cole and lead the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 win in Major League Baseball on Tuesday night.
 
Rockets advance while Spurs, Jazz take leads
James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped Houston overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over Oklahoma City on Tuesday night to advance to the NBA's Western Conference semifinals.
 
Professor injects vigor into scientific research
Cut a planarian flatworm into pieces and, in a few weeks, you will see each part growing into a new worm.
 
LA's piano-playing mayor declares 'La La Land' day
Los Angeles' mayor declared Tuesday "La La Land" day as acrobats suspended by ropes danced their way across the outside walls of City Hall to the tune of the film's jubilant opening number "Another Day of Sun."
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