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Friday, December 19, 2014
In response to the massive demand for train tickets for the up-coming four-day holiday from Jan. 1-4, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSR) announced yesterday that three additional trains will be arranged for citizens to travel easily during the prolonged New Year holidays.
The Sherwood Taipei (西華飯店), one of the city's most famous five-star luxury hotels, suffered major online criticism from netizens over reports that the hotel's restaurant served rabbit meat as part of its seasonal winter menu. Online critics and rabbit owners posted their opinions on their Facebook pages and started a special event condemning the consumption of rabbit meat as cruel.
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The Executive Yuan's Board of Science and Technology yesterday announced a set of new Internet policies aimed at bridging the gap between the government and citizens in an attempt to better understand the people's opinions.
Several European countries' representative offices in Taiwan have recently begun to ask R.O.C. nationals applying for short-term Schengen visas to have their fingerprints scanned as part of the European Union's (EU) efforts to beef up border control, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
Several European countries' representative offices in Taiwan have recently begun to ask R.O.C. nationals applying for short-term Schengen visas to have their fingerprints scanned as part of the European Union's (EU) efforts to beef up border control, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
Taiwan -- New CITYLINK shopping mall set to open in Nangang
Property company Ruentex Development Co. is scheduled to open a new CITYLINK shopping mall connected to Nangang station Friday.
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Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Lin Shu-fen (林淑芬) and a local health insurance organization yesterday criticized the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Health Insurance Administration for twisting the rules to assist drug manufacturers.
The story of a tortoise at Taipei Zoo that helped another one flip over made headlines on ABC News in the United States.
Cathay Life Insurance Co. (國泰人壽), the flagship company of Taiwan-based Cathay Financial Holding Co. (國泰金), has agreed to acquire a 20-percent stake in Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) of the Philippines.
No major progress has been made so far in the case of a Taiwanese diplomat who was found murdered in the Dominican Republic two years ago, Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC, 僑委會) Minister Steven Chen (陳士魁) said yesterday.
  
  
  
  
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