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  • Reuters

    Taiwan happy with US aid package, China objects to arms sales

    Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday she was happy the U.S. Congress had passed a sweeping foreign aid package which includes arms support for the island, as China urged Washington to stop selling weapons to Taipei. The United States is Taiwan's most important international backer and arms supplier even in the absence of formal diplomatic ties. China, which views Taiwan as its own territory, has repeatedly demanded arms sales stop.

  • BBC

    Pensioners' fears over income tax burden

    Charities report heightened concern among pensioners who fear being dragged into paying income tax.

  • The Telegraph

    Frank Field, Labour peer, dies aged 81

    Former Labour minister and crossbench peer Frank Field has died aged 81, his family has announced.