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Everybody in Taiwan knows who Chiang Wei-shui (蔣渭水) is. A 12.9-kilometer freeway tunnel passing under Snow Mountain (雪山) linking Taipei and Yilan in Northern Taiwan was opened in 2006. It is named Chiang Wei-shui Freeway.
 
The prospects for Scotland's economy after Brexit are at the heart of the battle between its pro-independence first minister and British Prime Minister Theresa May, who wants Britain to stay united as it leaves the EU.
 
Ministers from the world's top economies heralded plans to boost development in Africa on Saturday, at an otherwise fractious G-20 gathering in Germany.
 
Marine Le Pen's far-right rhetoric, Francois Fillon's survival tale and Emmanuel Macron's novel style: the ups and downs of the French presidential election have captured international attention.
 
Depending who you talk to, globalization happened either in 1492, when Christopher Columbus "discovered" America in search of the Orient, or sometime in the middle of 19th century, when America decided to look outwards for global trade after its Civil War.
 
Military forces of the United States are now on the ground in Syria, a nation gripped by civil war in one of the most dangerous and violent regions in the world.
 
Finally President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has taken the right step by rejecting a proposal from lawmakers on the tobacco bill, after he was convinced that it would contravene laws, including the Health Law.
 
When Afghanistan inaugurated its delayed-by-decades Salma dam last year, press coverage about it in India and Pakistan was at odds with each other.
 
Thunder clouds are swirling over the Korean peninsula as a perfect storm of political instability and regional geopolitical challenges rumble through South Korea.
 
Serves North Korea right. Its Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un wanted his half brother dead and his lackeys decided to do the dastardly deed in Malaysia.
 
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