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Tokyo wants 'nuke food' on the table
Japan's Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Jiro Akama arrived in Taiwan Saturday, the highest-ranking government official to visit the island since the severing of diplomatic ties between Taipei and Tokyo in 1972.
 
China is expected to react angrily to Japan's sending of a senior official to Taiwan in a rare visit since Taipei and Tokyo severed diplomatic ties in 1972, Japanese media reported Saturday.
 
President Donald Trump faced the biggest blow yet to his young presidency as his bid to repeal Obamacare went down in flames at the hands of rebel Republican lawmakers.
 
Military experts said Friday U.S.-made F-35B fighters would be ideal for Taiwan's defense needs, but warned that a mixture of political and financial factors made the purchase of the jets unlikely.
 
Kaohsiung lays on free bus rides for kids
To celebrate this year's Children's Day on April 4, the operator of the double-decker | tour bus in Kaohsiung City announced Saturday that it will offer children under 12 years of age free rides on weekdays for the entire month of April.
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EU renews vows on its 60th anniversary
European Union leaders renewed their vows at a special summit in Rome on Saturday, celebrating the troubled bloc's 60th anniversary with a commitment to a common future without Britain.
 > Europe
 
Manilow to sing for human rights
Barry Manilow is adding his legendary voice to a concert series in New York City that raises money for human rights organizations.
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Spacewalk a success for French, US astronauts
A French and an American astronaut floated outside the International Space Station Friday on a successful spacewalk to upgrade the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews.
 
Booker's 70 points not enough
The Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth different player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics got 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlasted the visitors 130-120 on Friday night.
 
To go hot or cold on Taiwan during Trump-Xi meet? U.S. scholars can't decide
U.S. scholars have offered opposing views how Washington should approach relations with Taiwan, amid rumors of an upcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
 
EU leaders converge on Rome to rekindle sense of unity
Posing with Pope Francis before Michelangelo's masterpiece "The Last Judgment" at the Vatican, European Union leaders started their weekend pilgrimage in Rome hoping that a visit to the cradle of their unity project could somehow rekindle the vigor of the bloc's youth.
 > Europe
 
Rain and colder weather for north, northeast
The latest cold front is delivering lower temperatures and rain across Northern and Northeastern Taiwan, according to the Central Weather Bureau on Saturday.
 
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