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Bus driver was drunk at time of fire: police
The driver of a tour bus that caught fire -- killing all 26 on board, including 24 mainland Chinese tourists -- had a blood alcohol level far exceeding the legal limit when the incident occurred, investigators said Friday.
 
As President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is scheduled to make an official apology to the nation's indigenous peoples on Aug. 1, local governments are planning to celebrate the day with a host of activities.
 
The R.O.C. Air Force said on Friday that its three EC-225 Super Puma helicopters are capable of carrying out rescue missions despite a National Audit Office (NAO, 審計部) report that said otherwise.
 
The Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) said yesterday that labor rights should be taught to children when they are young, not when they enter the workplace.
 
Legislature takes summer break — finally
Kuomintang lawmakers display placards promising a close watch of public spending on the last day of the central government budget review at the Legislature, Friday, July 29.
 
As Taichung launched its sixth food exchange platform on Friday, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) praised the city's food bank program as a successful model for helping the disadvantaged and senior citizens and hoped other areas can emulate it.
 
The Ministry of Economic Affairs said Friday that it has granted the request by Hwang Jung-chiou (黃重球) to resign from his post as chairman of the Taiwan Power Company or Taipower (台電) -- the island's state-owned electricity provider.
 
The Central Taiwan Science Park celebrated the 13th anniversary of its founding Friday, with the authority vowing to turn the park into the world's most competitive science park featuring green technology.
 
Driver was drunk at time of bus blaze that killed 26: investigators
The driver of a tour bus that caught fire, killing all 26 on board including 24 mainland Chinese tourists, had a blood alcohol level far exceeding the legal limit when the incident occurred, investigators said Friday.
 
'Not my job to pander': Tsai to business group
President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday defended the government's handling of recent labor issues, telling representatives of an industry group that her administration was seeking the best outcomes for both employers and workers.
 
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