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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
With some of the nation's nuclear reactors staying out of service, natural gas has been tapped as a replacement fuel, resulting in NT$3 billion in additional costs, said Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) yesterday.
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 -- 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.
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.
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.
The Ministry of Finance's (MOF) bid to tightening control over Taipei 101 by acquiring more shares will be finalized by mid-May at the earliest.
Two days after the gigantic earthquake that tore Nepal apart, the Executive Yuan yesterday held a cross-departmental meeting on the relief work Taiwan could do to help the country cope with the aftermath.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Taipei - One of the two reactors at Taiwan's third nuclear power plant was shut down early Monday after a fire broke out in the plant's non-nuclear zone, Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) said.
Of the 167 Taiwan nationals in Nepal when a magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook the Himalayan kingdom Saturday, 131 are confirmed to be safe, according to the latest update provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday.
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