Friday, August 1, 2014
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.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has been doing its best to offer all necessary assistance to family members of the French nationals who died in a TransAsia Airways crash in the outlying island county of Penghu last week, a MOFA official said yesterday.
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.
Two working holiday agreements that Taiwan signed with two European countries, originally scheduled to take effect this June, have suffered delays due to internal affairs of the two countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
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.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) on Thursday forecast third quarter revenues of just NT$42 billion (US$1.4 billion) to NT$47 billion, a decrease of 18-36 percent from the previous quarter.
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.