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2016/11/26 | TNL Staff

PHOTO STORY: Fidel Castro Dies

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has died, aged 90.

2016/11/18 | TNL Staff

Advice for Taiwan Startups: Get out of the House and See the World

Ten questions with Taiwan Startup Stadium ‘captain’, Anita Huang.

2016/11/08 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Edges Closer to Gay Marriage as Law Amendments Clear First Reading

Taiwan has edged closer to becoming the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, after proposed amendments to marriage laws passed the first reading in its parliament today.

2016/11/06 | TNL Staff

[BREAKING] Protesters Clash with Police in Hong Kong

Protesters have clashed with police on the streets of Hong Kong today over Beijing's interference in local politics.

2016/10/29 | TNL Staff

[PHOTO STORY] Taiwan Pride Parade

Taiwan's LGBT community is celebrating tonight. The annual Taiwan LGBT Pride Parade is one of the biggest in Asia and was expected to draw some 80,000 people to the streets of Taipei today. This year's event arrives with Taiwan on the cusp of becoming the first country in the region to legalize same-sex marriage.

2016/10/26 | TNL Staff

[PHOTO STORY] Hong Kong’s Oath Taking Drama Turns Nasty

Tense scenes inside and outside Hong Kong's parliament as the new 'localists' continue to defy the old guard.

2016/10/13 | TNL Staff

Cracks Show in KMT as Chair Plans China Visit

The internal divide within Taiwan’s opposition party is showing as some members question the chair’s upcoming visit to Beijing.

2016/10/11 | TNL Staff

Startup Launches Scooter Sharing Service in Taipei

If the YouBike bike-sharing program can be used as an indicator, WeMo Scooter may well be poised for success in Taipei.

2016/10/01 | TNL Staff

South China Sea Watch No. 8

An overview of the past week's key developments in the South China Sea.

2016/09/24 | TNL Staff

Cross-Strait Watch No. 6

An overview of the past week's developments in cross-Strait relations.

2016/09/14 | TNL Staff

Super Typhoon Meranti Batters Southern Taiwan

With gusts of 227 kph, Meranti is the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Taiwan in 21 years.

2016/09/01 | TNL Staff

Ex Foreign Minister James Huang Heading for Singapore: Reports

The Tsai Ing-wen administration has yet to confirm the news of Huang's appointment.

2016/08/31 | TNL Staff

Four More Taiwanese Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Death in Indonesia

The four could join the more than 40 individuals who could be executed by the end of 2017.

2016/08/30 | TNL Staff

BREAKING: Explosion at Chinese Embassy in Bishkek

Early reports say a vehicle with explosives on board rammed into the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital. One dead and three injured reported.

2016/08/24 | TNL Staff

UPDATE: Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying Will Not Be Punished or Suspended

The Chinese Taipei Badminton Assocation has apologized and made further related announcements.

2016/08/12 | TNL Staff

BREAKING: Thailand Rocked By Eight Explosions

Several bombs have exploded in Thailand in the past 24 hours, killing at least four people.

2016/08/12 | TNL Staff

10 Inmates Killed in Philippines Prison Grenade Blast

At least 10 inmates who were killed at a prison in the Philippines on Thursday may have been trying to escape.