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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Respect new caretaker Cabinet: Tsai
Gearing up for the new legislative session next week, President-elect and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen called for respect of the caretaker government and the outcome of the DPP's speakership election at a party caucus meeting on Tuesday.
President Ma Ying-jeou headed south on damage inspection tours Tuesday after a weekend freeze in temperatures islandwide caused extensive agricultural damage estimated at more than NT$226 million (approximately US$6.7 million).
China releases, deports Swede held over rights group
The mainland China authorities have released and deported a Swedish man it accused of training and funding unlicensed lawyers in the country, after he made an extraordinary confession broadcast on state television.
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Deadly blasts kill 20 in Syria ahead of peace negotiations
Multiple bombings targeted a government-run security checkpoint in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and wounding over a hundred amid intense political jockeying ahead of U.N.-backed peace talks scheduled to begin in Geneva Friday.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Malaysian PM cleared of wrongdoing in $700 million scandal
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysia's attorney general said Tuesday that nearly $700 million channeled into Prime Minister Najib Razak's private accounts was a personal donation from Saudi Arabia's royal family, and cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing.
China releases, deports Swede detained over rights group
BEIJING -- The Chinese government has released and deported a Swedish man it accused of training and funding unlicensed lawyers in the country, leading to an extraordinary taped confession broadcast on state television.
Australian government pressured to cut ties with Britain
CANBERRA, Australia -- The Australian government came under mounting pressure on Australia's national day on Tuesday to appoint an Australian head of state to replace the British monarch.
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Cold decimates crops, fish farms
President Ma Ying-jeou has elevated the agricultural damages caused by the recent cold weather to the level of national concern, instructing the Council of Agriculture (COA) to lead a task force in handling disaster response efforts on Monday.
Vietnam's pro-business prime minister has effectively withdrawn from a contest to become the Communist Party chief, clearing the way for his rival to keep the post in what appears to be a compromise to present a united front to the nation, delegates at a party congress said Monday.
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President Ma Ying-jeou appointed Vice Premier Simon Chang (張善政) to head the Executive Yuan on Monday, more than a week after his predecessor Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) resigned following national elections on Jan. 16. Following Mao, Chang will be the nation's 27th premier, and the sixth of the Ma administration.
President appoints Simon Chang new premier
Egypt marks fifth anniversary of uprising against Hosni Mubarak
Egypt on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak but failed to bring about the goals of democracy and freedom the young activists who spearheaded the "revolution" had espoused.
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