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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung (林義雄) yesterday slammed the DPP's decision to nominate a junior member of the Taipei City Council to run for legislator in 2016, .............
Starting May 31, biometric residence permits (BRPs) for non-European Economic Area nationals traveling to the UK for more than six months will begin to be issued to visa applicants in Taiwan, the UK's de facto embassy in Taiwan has announced.
According to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), rainfall can be expected to linger over Taiwan today, bringing precipitation in Central and Southern Taiwan. Other areas will see an increase of rain, compared with yesterday's forecast.
As a plum rain front has brought heavy downpours to Taiwan and is expected to bring more over the weekend, a drought task force under the Ministry of Economic Affairs said on Friday.
Taiwan -- Whistleblower behind claims of Chao's drunkness under huge pressure
Liu Yu-ting (劉玉婷), a secretary of Taipei City Government consultant Hung Chih-kun (洪智坤), yesterday attempted to resign from her job due to pressure after being revealed as a whistleblower.
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned on Friday of the growing threat from MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) in the country after neighboring South Korea reported its first three such cases earlier this week.
A district court on Friday ordered Chang Chi Foodstuff Co. and its owner to pay compensation of NT$91.05 million (US$2.99 million) to a group of consumers who had bought sub-standard cooking oils produced by the company.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Washington - The United States hopes to continue its close cooperation with Taiwan achieved in recent years, a U.S. State Department official said Thursday, stressing that an important ingredient of that close cooperation is the stable development of ties across the Taiwan Strait.
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The price of a one-way ticket between Taipei Main Station and Kaohsiung's Zuoying Station may be lowered from NT$1,630 to NT$1,490 ahead of the Chinese New Year holidays in 2016, according to the Bureau of High Speed Rail (BOHSR, 高鐵局) yesterday.
Taiwan -- TransAsia embarrassed by yet another engine failure incident
A TransAsia Airways (復興航空) aircraft, flight number GE5042, reported an engine failure yesterday 10 minutes after takeoff, according to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (FAA, 民航局).
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President Ma Ying-jeou is scheduled to visit Taiwan's diplomatic allies in Central America and the Caribbean region in July and will make stop-overs in Boston and Los Angeles, local media reported yesterday.
Taiwan -- Enjoy taste of ROC at Taiwan Culinary Exhibition
The Taiwan Culinary Exhibition (TCE) will be held from July 17 to July 20 in areas A and D of Taipei World Trade Center's Hall 1 and the exhibition will be bigger than ever, said the TCE in a press release yesterday.
A United States P8A surveillance aircraft flying near the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea on May 20 was asked by the Chinese navy to leave the area.
Phase-three water restrictions could continue in Greater Kaohsiung despite recent plum rains, for precipitation has been concentrated on plains and done little to replenish supplies, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) said yesterday.
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