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Taiwan's former president gets 4-month jail over information leak

Taiwan's former president gets 4-month jail over information leak

A court in Taiwan sentenced former president Ma Ying-jeou to four months jail over a leak of information related to national security, legal documents showed, but he vowed to appeal, and could avoid jail altogether by paying a fine.

Five firefighters among 7 dead in Taiwan factory blaze

Five firefighters among 7 dead in Taiwan factory blaze

Seven people -- five of them firefighters -- died in a fire that broke out late Saturday in an electronics factory in northern Taiwan, the local fire department said.

China air force circles Taiwan in latest military drill

China air force circles Taiwan in latest military drill

Over the past year or so, China has ramped up military drills around democratic Taiwan, including flying bombers and other military aircraft around the island.

China navy drills in Pacific as tension with Taiwan rises

China navy drills in Pacific as tension with Taiwan rises

Chinese naval forces have passed through waters south of Taiwan and carried out military exercises in the western Pacific, the latest in a series of military drills that self-ruled Taiwan ...

Taiwan president watches naval drill as China tensions grow

Taiwan president watches naval drill as China tensions grow

Taiwan's president watched naval drills simulating an attack on the island Friday, days before Beijing is set to hold live-fire exercises nearby in a show of force.

Taiwan scrambles jets as China's air force holds drill near island

Taiwan scrambles jets as China's air force holds drill near island

Taiwan sent aircraft on Monday to shadow China air force fighter jets as they flew through the Bashi Channel to the south of the island, its defence ministry said, the latest such incident to add to tension between Taipei and Beijing.

China's aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan as tensions rise

China's aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan as tensions rise

China's sole aircraft carrier has passed through the Taiwan Strait, the island's defence ministry said Wednesday, as Beijing warned against any move to ‘separate the country’.

Taiwan military veterans clash with police in pension protest

Taiwan military veterans clash with police in pension protest

Protesters including senior military veterans pushed down a gate to Taiwan's parliament building Tuesday and clashed with police as they tried to storm in over pension cutbacks.

Four arrested over Taiwan's 'first' bitcoin robbery

Four arrested over Taiwan's 'first' bitcoin robbery

Bitcoin is a virtual currency created from computer code that allows anonymous transactions and its value has soared since it came into being in 2009.

Taiwan quake toll rises to 14 as bodies pulled from rubble

Taiwan quake toll rises to 14 as bodies pulled from rubble

The toll from a deadly 6.4-magnitude quake in Taiwan rose to 14 Saturday as rescuers searching for a missing family of Chinese tourists discovered two more bodies in a partially toppled building.

Rescue dog hailed a hero after finding Taiwan quake survivors

Rescue dog hailed a hero after finding Taiwan quake survivors

Agencies reported that the dog discovered one survivor who had been trapped in the rubble for 15 hours, and another person who subsequently died.

Aftershocks rattle Taiwan as quake toll rises to 10, 58 missing

Aftershocks rattle Taiwan as quake toll rises to 10, 58 missing

Scores of aftershocks hampered rescue efforts on Thursday as emergency personnel combed through collapsed buildings in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake killed at least 10 ...