Friday, August 1, 2014
Main opposition party legislators slammed the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) for disregarding the lives of the passengers aboard the crashed TransAsia Airways plane GE222, stating that there were a final six minutes in which many lives could have been saved.
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) assured the public Thursday that chances of the Ebola virus disease spreading outside of West Africa are low, but it urged travelers to affected areas to stay on high alert nonetheless.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) was quoted yesterday by Cabinet spokesman Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) as saying that lawyer Wellington Koo (顧立雄) allegedly disseminated untrue information about Jiang regarding the eviction from the Executive Yuan on March 23.
Gong Tai-an (龔泰安), the captain of the fishing boat Jin-Qing No.12 involved in the killing of 13 of his crewmembers 15 years ago, was sentenced to 10 years behind bars by the Supreme Court yesterday after serving 13 years in Mauritius for the same crime.
Exiled Chinese dissident Wang Dan (王丹) yesterday said his U.S. re-entry permit has been renewed by the U.S. government after he requested speedier progress in his travel document procedure, stressing that he is grateful for the U.S. government's “humanitarian support” and he will return to Taiwan for medical treatment as soon as possible.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) yesterday morning escorted 42 Taiwanese suspects back to Taiwan from the Philippines over their alleged involvement in an international online fraud ring.
It will cost just under NT$4 billion (US$133 million) to maintain Taiwan's nearly completed but not operational fourth nuclear power plant for three years, according to Deputy Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) on Thursday.
The Taipei District Court (TDC) yesterday ruled for a textbook publisher to pay NT$500,000 in compensation for refusing a female employee her maternity leave.
An unemployed man was arrested yesterday for placing nearly 3,000 unauthorized purchases on numerous credit cards within the course of two years, said the Miaoli County Police Department.
China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan's largest air carrier, said Thursday it will call off flights to Okinawa in Japan on Friday due to Tropical Storm Nakri. The airline said its round trip Flights CI210 and CI121 between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Okinawa that day will be cancelled.