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Judiciary vows toughness in Weng case

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Civic group representatives lodge a complaint at the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office yesterday against six former judges implicated in the Weng Mao-chung corruption case.
Photo: CNA

The investigation into the Weng Mao-chung (翁茂鍾) case would hold all judicial personnel involved accountable to the strictest interpretation of the law, Judicial Yuan President Hsu Tzong-li (許宗力) said yesterday, while pledging more action against misconduct to uphold the judiciary’s credibility.

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First COVAX vaccines arrive in Taiwan

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The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines allocated to Taiwan through the global vaccine sharing program COVAX is offloaded after its arrival at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport yesterday.
Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines allocated to Taiwan through the COVAX global vaccine-sharing program arrived yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said, adding that, after testing, it would be able to distribute them by Monday next week at the earliest.

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Train accident injuries rise, death toll drops to 50

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Workers use cranes and diggers to remove a train wreckage from a stretch of railroad in Hualien County yesterday.
Photo: Tu Chien-jung, Taipei Times

The number of people injured in a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train accident in Hualien County on Friday has increased to 200, the Central Emergency Operation Center (CEOC) said.

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US, Australia discuss Taiwan defense

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From left, Royal Australian Navy guided-missile frigate the HMAS Parramatta sails alongside the USS America, the USS Bunker Hill and the USS Barry in the South China Sea on April 18 last year.
Photo: Reuters

The US is undertaking “strategic planning” with ally Australia to consider potential joint responses to a war over Taiwan, US President Joe Biden’s top diplomat in Canberra said yesterday.

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COVID-19: Palauan leader in Taiwan to boost ties

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu, right, welcomes Palauan President Surangel Whipps Jr at Taiwan Taoyuan International airport yesterday.
Photo: Ritchie B. Tongo, EPA-EFE

Palauan President Surangel Whipps Jr arrived in Taiwan yesterday afternoon for a five-day visit to promote tourism to his country, becoming the first head of state to visit the nation since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year.

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Burmese supporters in Taiwan denounce coup with songs

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People yesterday hold placards at Liberty Square in Taipei to denounce the military coup in Myanmar.
Photo: Ann Wang, Reuters

Hundreds of people from Taiwan’s Burmese community yesterday rallied in central Taipei to denounce the coup in Myanmar, singing defiant songs and holding white and red roses in mourning for those who have died protesting the military.

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Government must crack down on CUPP, Lim says

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Premier Su Tseng-chang listens as Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung speaks at a question-and-answer session at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: George Tsorng, Taipei Times

Independent Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) yesterday urged the government to crack down on the China Unification Promotion Party (CUPP), citing possible serious breaches of the law, including colluding with an enemy state.

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Newsflash

Military checkpoint in Eastern Tibet. (File photo)

DHARAMSHALA, July 16: A Tibetan monk was beaten to death by Chinese security personnel after he was stopped at a security checkpoint in Riwoche, Kham, eastern Tibet.

According to sources in exile, Pema Norbu, a monk from Lhopu Monastery, studying at the Dege Dzongsar Institute, was returning to his hometown of Riwoche when he was apprehended by Chinese forces at one of the many checkpoints in the region.