Saturday, July 19, 2014
A woman passenger went missing during a trip to Japan on a cruise ship that returned to Taiwan Thursday, the Coast Guard said yesterday.
The New Taipei District Prosecutors Office yesterday received permission from the Taipei District Court to extend the detention of Taipei Metro killer Cheng Chieh (鄭捷).
Taiwanese American NBA star Jeremy Lin, who was recently traded by the Houston Rockets to the Los Angeles Lakers, said his time with the Rockets helped him become a more comprehensive player.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Executive Yuan spokesman Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) yesterday responded to public criticism over a pension policy U-turn controversy, saying that the government has not changed the method of pension distribution for military personnel, teachers and public servants, adding that he is sorry for not being able to deliver accurate information on Wednesday.
The National Economic and Social Development Board of Thailand (NESDB) will consider canceling the tourism visa fee for Taiwanese and mainland Chinese citizens for three months as part of a plan to boost tourism, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced yesterday.1 Comment
An 83-year-old man was released from detention yesterday after agreeing to pay NT$19 million in taxes and fines owed to the treasury.1 Comment
Legislative Yuan Deputy Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday expressed concern that no one would be willing to take on the post of education minister, considering the challenges that the Ministry of Education is currently facing.
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday that there have been reports of a tropical depression southwest of Guam that could become the tenth typhoon of this year.
The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) yesterday passed an amendment to relax the travel ban currently imposed on conscription-age men to allow them to go abroad to study before completing their military training.
People planning to travel to China or Southeast Asia should take precautions against measles amid a surging number of cases of the viral infection being reported in those regions, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.