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Sunday, November 16, 2014
Danish cyclist John Ebsen has emerged as the winner of the 2014 Taiwan KOM (King of the Mountains) Challenge and the race's NT$1 million (US$32,573) first prize, the Tourism Bureau said Saturday.
The governing Kuomintang (KMT) accused the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Saturday of continuing to block an oversight bill on cross-strait pacts and condemned the opposition party for delaying action on the measure.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
The Tainan District Prosecutors Office (TDPO, 台南地檢署) yesterday indicted Beei Hae Oil & Fat Co.'s (北海油脂公司) chiefs, a couple surnamed Lu (呂), as well as the companies Beei Hae and Hsieh Ching Corp. (協慶公司), saying that the couple may face a 30-year jail term.
Taiwan -- Corrections official's resignation over warden rejected
Justice Minister Luo Ying-shay (羅瑩雪) on Friday rejected the resignation of Agency of Corrections chief Wu Shyan-chang (吳憲璋), who offered to step down earlier in the day to take responsibility for the alleged corruption of a prison warden.
Yushan, the tallest peak in Taiwan, saw the first snow of the season early Friday as abundant moisture and low temperatures caused by strong seasonal winds swept across the area.
Japan edged South Korea 1-0 at the 21U Baseball World Cup in Taichung Friday afternoon to secure a spot in the tournament's championship game on Sunday and clear the path for Taiwan to qualify as well.
Taiwan could become the world's first country to phase out all mercury-vapor street lamps if its plan to replace the traditional lights with more energy efficient LED technology by the end of 2016 is carried out.
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Wu Ching-kuo (吳經國), president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) since 2006, was re-elected Friday as head of the world's governing body of mostly amateur boxing.
Friday, November 14, 2014
The Financial Supervisory Commission's (FSC, 金管會) chairman Tseng Ming-chung (曾銘宗) met with the U.S. treasury from Nov. 2 till Nov. 5
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The Navy yesterday confirmed that it expects to spend NT$3-NT$4 billion to complete a design blueprint for a submarine in three years as it strives to build domestic submarines to replace its aging fleet.
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