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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
An investigation team from the New Taipei District Prosecutors Office (NTDPO, 新北地檢署) led by Prosecutor Chu Ren-jie (褚仁傑), summoned four police officers yesterday for allegedly shielding and abetting a loan shark and reportedly forcing borrowers to transfer house and land deeds to the alleged loan shark, according to the Bureau of Investigation (BOI, 調查局).
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Taiwan -- Taiwan's Hou takes the best director accolade in Cannes
 Renowned Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) on Sunday took home the accolade of Best Director from the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival for his first historical martial arts piece "The Assassin" (聶隱娘).
As Beijing wrestles with neighboring countries over maritime territory, President Ma Ying-jeou will propose his South China Sea Peace Initiative today, seeking to become an active player in the promotion of peace and stability in the region.
Taiwan -- Heavy rain brings flooding across south of the country
Heavy rainfall yesterday and over the weekend that was concentrated on the central and southern regions of Taiwan has caused flooding as the government has scrambled to issue warnings across the area.
The manufacturing sector saw another tumble in the last three months according to the April economic forecast report published yesterday, the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台經院) has announced.
Taiwan -- Taipei Mayor Ko defends source of information leak after criticism
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday defended Taipei City Government Clean Government Committee (CGC, 臺北市政府廉政透明委員會) member Hung Chih-kun (洪智坤) after Kuomintang (KMT) .
The fourth meeting of the legislative Constitution Amendment Committee yesterday rejected draft proposals for resurrecting the former system under which the president's nominee for premier must be confirmed by a Legislature vote, after both the Kuomintang (KMT) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) failed to reach a consensus.
Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), chairwoman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its candidate for the 2016 presidential election, said at the launch of her campaign office in Taipei Monday that she will run a clean and transparent campaign.
Issues with regard to Taiwan's international participation should be resolved through cross-Taiwan Strait political negotiation, a Chinese academic with expertise in cross-strait relations proposed Monday.
Minister for Education Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) yesterday said that the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Taipei City Government are both equally responsible for the English listening test mistakes that mired the Comprehensive Assessment Program For Junior High School Students(國中教育會考) in controversy.
Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) emerged on Monday as the ruling Kuomintang's only candidate qualified to run in the party's presidential primary after obtaining the necessary number of endorsements from party members.
Many netizens who added movie links to YouTube playlists have settled legal disputes with film distributors by paying money, although their action does not constitute infringement of copyright, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Two ostriches kept by a man in the central county of Changhua escaped from their enclosure Monday, with one ending up caught in a fish farm and the other roaming free on a road, surprising drivers and passers-by.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs announced Monday that Taiwan's industrial production index in April reached 106.37, down 4.8 percent from the previous month, but representing a rise of 1.06 percent from the previous year.
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