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.
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.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The R.O.C. Air Force yesterday refuted a local media report that alleged the Air Force could be responsible for a civilian airplane crash last week on the offshore island of Penghu.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday appeared at the Taipei District Court as a defendant against attempted murder charges filed by activists involved in the March 23 attempt to occupy the Executive Yuan.
Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Lin Hung-chih (林鴻池) yesterday tendered his resignation as chief executive of the ruling party's Central Policy Committee, taking responsibility for his failure as KMT caucus whip to get 11 Control Yuan nominees approved at the Legislature.