JUST IN: US Speaker Pelosi leaves Taiwan after controversial visit


The United States House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, departed Taiwan on Wednesday, ending a controversial landmark visit that Beijing responded to with threats and military drills.

The 82-year-old lawmaker waved to waiting dignitaries at Taipei’s Songshan airport before boarding a US military aircraft that took off at 6 pm (10:00 GMT), live broadcasts showed.

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