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Saturday, May 16, 2015
Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the maximum allowable working hours will be cut to 40 per week with a mandatory two days off, officials of the Legislative Yuan said yesterday.
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'The Thrill is Gone': B.B. King passes away at 89
B.B. King, with his ever-present guitar Lucille, rose from sharecropper poverty in deep Mississippi to become the face of the American blues worldwide and an inspiration for generations of rock guitarists everywhere.
 > Music
Friday, May 15, 2015
Burundi coup ends in failure, leaders arrested
An attempt to overthrow Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza ended in failure on Friday as coup leaders admitted defeat and were arrested or hunted down by loyalist troops.
 > Africa
Obama vows to keep Arab allies secure amid Iran deal fears
As President Barack Obama charges toward an Iran nuclear agreement, he is assuring Sunni Arab allies that they are safe from the threat of an empowered Shiite nation as he seeks to shore up some of America's most critical security partnerships. However, Obama's claim of winning Arab support for his nuclear diplomacy appears far from certain.
'King of the Blues' blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89
Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says.
President Ma Ying-jeou stated yesterday during an international conference on cross-strait relations that the "1992 Consensus" between Taiwan and mainland China was "recognized, and agreed to, by the respective parties" including the United States.
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Taiwan -- Cross-strait peace is positive for Taiwan- EU business: EETO
The warming cross-strait relationship has helped to strengthen Taiwan-EU trade ties over the last seven years, the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) said yesterday.
9 foreigners among 14 killed in Taliban attack in Kabul
The Afghan president on Thursday condemned the Taliban attack on a Kabul guesthouse the previous night that killed 14 people, including nine foreigners, and said the brutal slayings will not undermine his government's efforts to achieve peace and stability.
A sharp drop in the cost of gasoline and food pushed down overall U.S. producer prices in April.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Clashes erupt after Burundi coup attempt
Heavy fighting between rival Burundian troops erupted in the capital on Thursday, the day after a top general launched a coup to oust the central African nation's President Pierre Nkurunziza.
 > Africa
Anger as Philippine factory fire death kills 72
Seventy-two people died in a huge blaze at a footwear factory in the Philippine capital, authorities said Thursday, as angry relatives and workers described sweatshop conditions including dismal fire safety standards.
Personal diplomacy marks Modi's China trip amid warming ties
They are the strongest leaders to emerge in years from the world's two most populous nations - and appear to be trying to forge a strong working relationship.
U.S. Senate Democrats dealt a stinging setback to Barack Obama on Tuesday, blocking a measure that would have given their own president a free hand to swiftly finalize a massive Pacific Rim trade accord.
Dozens feared dead in Philippines fire
Dozens of people were feared dead after a fire swept through a footwear factory in the Philippine capital Manila on Wednesday, with rescuers reporting "piles" of bodies inside.
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu yesterday chastised Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) for remarks she made earlier this week that the nation's workforce had "too many days off," telling Tsai not to shift policy directions each time she meets with large corporations.
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