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Saturday, April 11, 2015
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday said that the photos of powered-down AH-64E Apache Military Assault helicopters that have become the center of media attention have not leaked any sensitive and classified information.
Industrial water users in Tainan and Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan will soon be subject to bigger cuts in their water supply as the country continues to grapple with its worst drought in decades.
The Bureau Francais de Taipei said that it is not aware of any recruitment efforts by the French Foreign Legion in Taiwan, and suspects a scam, after local media reported the office was recruiting Taiwanese people to work in France for a high salary.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Taiwan -- Amid Apache flap, AIT says U.S. military commitments unchanged
The United States' commitments under the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) remain unchanged, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Friday, amid fears that bilateral cooperation would be affected by recent lax security in Taiwan's military.
Taiwan -- Lao family apologizes over Apache scandal
Family members of Lt. Col. Lao Nai-cheng (勞乃成), who was caught at the center of the ongoing Apache scandal, yesterday apologized to the public over Lao's alleged role in allowing civilians to take photographs of the AH-64E Apache helicopter without undergoing proper procedures.
The Ministry of National Defense said Thursday that an alleged irregularity at an Army base in Taichung five years ago did not amount to a security breach because the base was open to visitors at the time.
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office interviewed five additional suspects in the espionage case involving former People's Liberation Army Captain Zheng Xiaojiang (鎮小江).
The Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank (SCSB, 上海商業儲蓄銀行) on Wednesday held a press conference to reveal that the bank will sponsor a 3D revival concert for late Taiwanese pop diva Teresa Teng (鄧麗君) on May. 9.
Taiwan -- Bunun people mark 100th year since Japan uprising
Elder tribesmen in Zhuoxi Township in Hualien County led a hunting festival Thursday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Dafen Incident that was the start of a widespread uprising against Imperial Japanese occupying forces in Taiwan.
Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) announced yesterday that the Executive Yuan has launched a series of elderly caretaking services that are ready to be integrated into citizen resources in the near future.
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Legislative Yuan speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平)wrapped up his four-day visit to Japan Thursday but still remained tight-lipped about whether he will vie for the ruling Kuomintang's nomination for the 2016 presidential election.
The seasonal winds that have brought rains in Northern Taiwan are not helping to relieve the drought in Southern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Thursday, adding that chances of rain remain low until Sunday.
British banking group Barclays projected Thursday that Taiwan's consumer price index (CPI) will start rising again in the second half of the year partly on strong domestic demand.
People planning to travel to Europe should take steps to avoid contracting measles as there has been a surge in the number of cases reported there, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.
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