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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Cheng aims to break KMT stronghold of Taoyuan with integrity
Taoyuan County has long been regarded as a traditional Kuomintang (KMT) and pan-blue stronghold due to the fact that it is the home of dozens of military bases and tens of thousands of military dependents who are usually seen as supporters of the KMT.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
For someone whose public life is an open book, many people are still puzzled by China's leader Xi Jinping, who became General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission two years ago.
Generations of British children learned history through a book called “Our Island Story.” Nowadays the old-fashioned Edwardian primer is experiencing a nostalgic revival — and its title sums up the mood of many as Britain heads into election season.
Last week's unfortunate outburst of name-calling between the White House and the prime minister's office in Israel doesn't speak well for either President Obama or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
A cyberattack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government's leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and related official inquiries told The Associated Press.
Taichung ready for final showdown between mayor hopefuls
People must have had this kind of experience before: you go into a store, ready to order your favorite drink when you discover that new flavors have been launched and are on special promotion. People are immediately lured by the new flavors, yet still hesitate to buy them — what if the new flavors are not to their tastes?
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Is suicide bombing justified? Can women lead prayers? Is there a feminist interpretation of Islam?
John Kerry, the perennially optimistic U.S. Secretary of State, insists that the United States is not in retreat from global leadership. “We are as energized and flat-out as any administration in recent history,” he said in a television interview over the weekend.
Tunisia's orderly parliamentary elections are being hailed as a model of democracy for a region torn by strife and full of dictatorships. Regional rivalries, however, may put pressures on this fledgling democracy to move away from the dialogue and consensus that has made the country's transition a success so far.
Hoping for a new Taichung — interview with Taichung mayoral candidate Lin Chia-lung
Ten years ago, I lost the Taichung mayoral election. Ten years later, I have proven to voters that I have devoted all my heart and efforts to this land, and it is time for Taichung to change,” stated Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍), current legislator and Taichung mayoral candidate for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
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