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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Deputy Legislative Speaker and likely Kuomintang (KMT) 2016 presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) stated yesterday that it was too early to determine who would be her vice-presidential running mate, although she revealed that plans were being made for her to visit People First Party Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜).
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) yesterday announced new national temperature highs for June that smashed previous records.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Taiwan -- Color party injured count rises to 498
As the number of injured in yesterday's colored powder fire disaster in New Taipei rose to 498, government officials banned the event organizer from leaving the country and focused on determining the cause of the disaster. According to health officials, more than 200 are suffering from severe injuries.
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Iran and major powers admitted during tense talks Sunday that their fast-looming deadline to nail down a historic nuclear deal would be missed as they struggled to overcome major differences.
Taiwan -- Gatlin eyes double as 400m win leaves Felix facing choice
Justin Gatlin stayed on course for a sprint double World Championships challenge on Saturday, while Allyson Felix has a choice to make after a storming 400 meters triumph at the U.S. athletics championships.
Taiwan -- Flammable colored powder banned in fire's aftermath
Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) yesterday announced a nationwide ban on flammable colored dust events in the aftermath of the tragic water park fire on June 27 at the event "Color Play Asia," with other governmental bodies similarly announcing prohibitions.
The powder explosion at Formosa Fun Coast Water Park in New Taipei Saturday has injured over 500 people, most of them in their teens and 20s, and has left many parents distraught and heartbroken.
Former Academia Sinica President and Nobel Prize Laureate Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲) yesterday commented on how he believes Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is a much more suitable choice to become Taiwan's president, during the third-force New Power Party's (NPP, 時代力量) first round of political policy platforms for next year's elections, the Central News Agency reported.
Local firms should check whether their trading partners are on international arms embargo lists, particularly entities in Iran or North Korea, or run the risk of being penalized by the government or sanctioned by foreign countries, the Bureau of Foreign Trade said on Sunday.
Taiwan Mobile Co., one of Taiwan's major mobile telecommunication services providers, offered an apology Sunday for a 95-minute signal breach earlier in the day, and said it will compensate those who suffered losses as a result of the glitch.
  
  
  
  
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