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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Washington - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently reiterated Washington's commitment to helping Taiwan defend itself under the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) and also commended a peace initiative proposed by President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) to address territorial disputes in the region.
Taiwan -- 21 Taiwanese are unaccounted for in Nepal: minister
Twenty-one R.O.C. nationals remain unaccounted for following a devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, killing thousands, Taiwan's foreign minister said yesterday.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange hit the 10,000-point mark yesterday for the first time in 15 years, a breakthrough that the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) traced to foreign institutional buying.
Taiwan -- Fires break out at Third Nuclear Power Plant
The Third Nuclear Power Plant's (核三) No. 2 reactor's outdoor transformer was shut down after a fire broke out yesterday morning, an Atomic Energy Council (AEC, 原能會) official has said.
Pingtung County authorities will take legal action against Taiwan's Third Nuclear Power Plant for failing to report an accident in the plant that could have harmed public safety, a spokesman for the county government said Monday.
Taiwan -- Ko defends title in 2nd Swinging Skirts win
No. 1 ranked Lydia Ko defeated runner up Morgan Pressel from the U.S. yesterday in a second playoff hole, in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, presented by CTBC Bank (中信銀行) in Lake Merced, San Francisco.
Batches of processed and half-processed eel tainted with malachite green were uncovered yesterday by an investigative team led by the Taoyuan prosecutors office and health bureau.
Members of the Taoyuan Union of Pilots (桃園機師工會), which includes numerous pilots from Taiwan's national carrier China Airlines (CAL, 中華航空), overwhelmingly approved a motion to strike, according to results made public yesterday.
World League for Freedom and Democracy (WLFD) President Yao Eng-chi returned to Taiwan from earthquake-ravaged Nepal Monday, saying "it's good to be home."
Launched last year, winners of the road safety drawing contest have been announced.
The Hsinchu City government on Sunday held an early celebration of International Spank Out Day, ahead of the officially designated April 30 for the global movement against the use of corporal punishment on children.
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The industry, government and academia are all aware of the widespread pesticide residue problem, consequently making would-be whistleblowers feel powerless, said I-Mei Foods Co.
Vice Premier Chang San-cheng (張善政) said yesterday that the government should put energy into the fight against inappropriate speech on the Internet that would commonly lead to cyberbullying.
The Government's latest policy of tightening Japanese food product imports will not affect ties between the R.O.C. and Japan, a government minister said yesterday.
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