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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Taiwan will enforce as scheduled a new directive that requires imported food from Japan be labeled with their place of origin and proof they are radiation free, Vice Health Minister Shiu Ming-neng said.
Bird lovers wishing to bid farewell to raptors that are about to migrate north from Taiwan are invited to Guanyinshan in New Taipei, where guided tours will be held, event organizers said Saturday.
The Princely Family of Liechtenstein's collection of art is currently on display at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, offering viewers a glimpse of five centuries of Western art.
Taiwan Futures Exchange (Taifex, 臺灣期貨交易所) was awarded Financial Derivatives Exchange of the Year by the Asian Banker (亞洲銀行家) on April 15, and also invited to the Asian Banker Summit 2015's awards ceremony.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Taiwan -- Customer robs NT$6 mil. from bank in Yunlin
A gunman believed to be a frequent client robbed a bank in Yunlin yesterday, making off with more than NT$6 million, police in the southern county said.
 > Yunlin
Taiwan -- RCA parent firms to pay NT$560 mil.
The decade-long lawsuit against the parent firms of Radio Corporation of America (RCA, 美奇異) bore results yesterday, as the Taipei District Court (台北地方法院) ordered RCA's current owners to compensate its former employees with a total of NT$560 million; concerns remain that the former employees will still walk away empty-handed.
 > Taipei
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) confirmed yesterday that he would not be running for president in the 2016 elections, and that he was expecting talented KMT members to participate actively in the race.
The Shilin District Prosecutors Office yesterday conducted a probe on the Guizikeng Country Club (貴子坑鄉村俱樂部) for its alleged illegal structure and questioned the club's owner as well as four officials from the Taipei City Construction Management Office (TCCMO).
 > Taipei
Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), the world's largest contract chip-maker, came under pressure Friday morning after the company on Thursday gave a worse-than-expected sales guidance for the second quarter, dealers said.
Cross-caucus negotiations held by lawmakers reached an agreement to prioritize an amendment to the Punishment Act of the Armed Forces (陸海空軍懲罰法) so that the bill could be passed as soon as possible in the next Legislative Yuan sitting.
Gasoline and diesel prices in Taiwan are likely to rise next week in reflection of a rebound in international crude oil prices, market sources said Friday.
Temperatures are likely to drop by about 10 degrees in northern Taiwan as a cold front starts affecting the country on Monday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday.
A crested myna in Taichung, central Taiwan, was returned home safe and sound after repeatedly bombarding the thief with one question: "Why did you take me away?" local police said Friday.
EVA Airways, one of Taiwan's leading international carriers, said Friday it is expanding its market base in North America by opening up new routes and increasing the number of flights on existing ones.
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