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Saturday, April 18, 2015
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.
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.
Nauru's health minister, Valdon Dowiyogo, has completed medical treatment for retinal and macular degeneration, a hronic eye disorder affecting the retina, at Taichung Veterans General Hospital, a hospital ophthalmologist said.
Taiwanese basketball player Chang Tsung-hsien (張宗憲) has signed a contract to officially join a Philippines professional basketball team to play for the upcoming Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors Cup next month, a local newspaper said yesterday.
An Air Force officer is on her way to realizing her dream of being a fighter pilot, as she is undergoing flight training at an air force base in the eastern county of Taitung.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Taiwan -- Tearing down Taipei Dome an option: gov't
The Taipei City Government issued its safety inspection report for the Taipei Dome (大巨蛋) yesterday, citing five key problems pertaining to the structure ...
Taiwan -- Power cuts unlikely to affect homes: MOEA
If enacted, electricity rationing would affect industrial users first and be unlikely to ever reach household users, said the Bureau of Energy under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部).
The Council of Agriculture (COA, 農委會) announced yesterday that it will continue to push forward amending regulations on setting up and managing farms, and is preparing to launch a nationwide conference at the beginning of May in order to tackle the issue and ban illegally constructed farms.
A former chief of the Taipei City Government's Finance Department yesterday fired back at allegations that the administration of then-Mayor Ma Ying-jeou benefited Farglory Construction Co. in the bidding process for the Taipei Dome.
Stornaway was planning new compensation measures for buyers of its rose tea after they were found to contain pesticide residues, said company representative Chen Yu-hui (陳玉惠) yesterday.
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The largest Japan tourism expo Taiwan has ever seen will kick off Friday and is expected to attract 80,000 people, organizers said Thursday.
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