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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A diplomat who previously served at Taiwan's Vietnam representative office yesterday was indicted for allegedly taking bribes for visa applicants in Vietnam, the Taipei District Prosecutors Office announced yesterday.
Taiwan -- Independent candidate quits Chiayi mayoral election
A former member of the Kuomintang (KMT) announced Tuesday that she will drop out of the mayoral race in Chiayi (嘉義) City this November, increasing the chances for the ruling party to keep its only foothold in southern Taiwan.
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Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday said it has notified local wholesales operators to remove the nectarines imported from the U.S. company Wawona Packing Co. from the shelves in suspicion of the fruits may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, a dangerous bacteria.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday warned nationals against visiting Israel and Palestine due to the heightened conflict in the region, adding that various international airlines have been affected by the ongoing clash between Palestinian militant Islamist organization Hamas and the government of Israel.
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport accumulated visitor traffic of 16.689 million travelers in the first six months of 2014, growing 13.1 percent from the same period last year, the highest among all airports in Asia.
Taiwan -- Chang, Sun ascend to Control Yuan posts
The Legislative Yuan yesterday approved Chang Po-ya (張博雅) and Sun Ta-chuan (孫大川) as president and vice president respectively of the Control Yuan.
The Legislative Yuan rejected 11 nominees for the Control Yuan Tuesday, but approved 16 others during a confirmation vote.
Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) recently denied that he was ever a member of a communist party, contrary to long-standing rumors, adding that communism is “deceptive.”
Mainland Affairs Council Deputy Minister Lin Chu-chia (林祖嘉) yesterday urged the Legislative Yuan to pass the cross-strait agreement supervisory act (兩岸協議監督條例), saying that although the Executive Yuan has already proposed its own draft bill, portions of non-Cabinet versions can also be considered.
Parents of one of the French victims who died in a TransAsia Airways crash in the outlying island county of Penghu last week have arrived in Taiwan to handle the aftermath of their daughter's death.
Taiwan -- Parents of French victim in Penghu crash landing touch down in Taiwan
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