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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) announced his resignation yesterday after the Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO, 台北地方法院檢察署) concluded their investigation of former MAC Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) and two others without prosecution.
Taiwan -- MAC minister resigns in leak case aftermath
The Changhua District Court (彰化地方法院) ruled to uphold its NT$300 million bail arrangement for disgraced food mogul Wei Ying-chung (魏應充) late yesterday.
Taiwan -- Court upholds bail ruling on Ting Hsin's Wei
Anwar alleges 'conspiracy' on his way to jail
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he was the victim of a "political conspiracy" on Tuesday as the nation's highest court sent him to jail for five years on a sodomy conviction that will likely end his career.
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China's Wanda Group has agreed to buy Infront -- the Swiss sports marketing group headed by Sepp Blatter's nephew and which holds some broadcasting rights to the World Cup -- for 1.05 billion euros (US$1.2 billion), the two firms said Tuesday.
Taiwan -- Int'l comics festival to feature over 40 artists
The Taipei International Comics and Animation Festival kicked off yesterday, featuring graphic artists, authors, voice actors and animation producers from Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Malaysia top court upholds Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy conviction
Malaysia's top court on Tuesday upheld opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy conviction and sentenced him to five years in prison, a verdict he slammed -- while standing in the dock -- as the "murder of judicial independence" and the result of a political conspiracy.
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Hong Kong woman guilty in Indonesian maid 'torture' case
A Hong Kong woman was convicted Tuesday of beating and starving her Indonesian maid, keeping her prisoner in a "torture" case that sparked international outrage and spotlighted the plight of migrant domestic workers.
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The Tainan District Prosecutors' Office (台南地檢署) is seeking to detain Greater Tainan Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教) and three others for allegedly buying votes during the speaker election campaign period.
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19 dead in Egypt soccer unrest
Egyptian football fans blamed police on Monday for a stampede and clashes at a Cairo stadium that left 19 people dead, raising fears of further unrest.
 > Africa
Taiwan -- Harsher sentences for Cpl. Hung scandal officers
The Taiwan High Court yesterday overturned the previous ruling made by the Taoyuan District Court a year ago by handing out harsher punishments to several military personnel involved in a high-profile case over the death of Army Corporal Hung Chung-chiu (洪仲丘) in 2013.
Greece was locked Monday in intense talks with its EU partners after the country's prime minister stuck to his anti-austerity guns with the deadline for a deal needed to avoid the risk of default and a euro exit just days away.
 > Europe
Sam Smith pulls in top three Grammy awards
Somewhere in England sits a man who was the unwitting inspiration for the biggest winner at the Grammy Awards.
 > Music
Monday, February 9, 2015
Taiwan -- TransAsia vows fair compensation
"They rode in the same plane, they get the same compensation," TransAsia spokesperson Liu Zhong-ji said yesterday, at the first post-disaster compensation negotiation conference in Taipei.
China's monthly trade surplus rose 88 percent to reach a record 370 billion yuan (US$59 billion) in January, data showed Sunday, as imports dropped sharply on lower commodity prices and sluggish domestic demand.
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