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China Airlines (CAL) will resume 80 to 90 percent of flights scheduled for Sunday before fully restoring regular flight service starting at 12:00 a.m., Monday, June 27.
 
Sunrise festival
Aboriginal elders are seen presiding over a sunrise prayer ritual at Whirl Lan Bay in the eastern county of Hualien on the morning of Saturday, June 25, to kick off the 2nd Whirl Lan Bay Sunrise Festival hosted by the Taiwan Land Development Corp.
 
The Kuomintang (KMT) congratulated the citizens of the United Kingdom on holding a peaceful referendum on the country's European Union membership, in the wake of Britain's referendum to exit the EU, which was held on Thursday, June 23. According to a KMT press release, the referendum tells the world that the United Kingdom is a "robust democracy governed by the rule of law."
 
Cruising to Penghu
Passengers from China get off the SuperStar Libra of Star Cruises at a Penghu County harbor on Saturday, June 26. The cruise ship arrived at the Penghu harbor with 1,440 passengers from China for a one-day trip. The cruise ship has carried a total of 9,540 Chinese tourists to the outlying county on 12 voyages so far this year.
 
The result of the British referendum on European Union membership could exert a substantial impact on the world economy, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER,台經院) said on Friday.
 
Sorry for cheating
Actress Ou-Yang Nini, whose image has been tainted after she cheated on a school exam, speaks to the press after returning to Taiwan Saturday, June 25. The 20-year-old actress apologized for having employed someone else to sit for her final exam at National Taiwan University of the Arts when she was still in London. Her parents were both actors, and her father, Ou-Yang Long, is currently a member of the Taipei City Council.
 
Taiwanese exporters are facing rising threats from patent infringement accusations in the United States, which could have an adverse impact on Taiwan's exports to the U.S. market, according to a warning from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
 
Gourd-geous
Entries are displayed at a national pumpkin competition held in New Taipei's Tamsui District Saturday, June 25. A 394-kilogram pumpkin was named the champion of the weight division.
 
A year ago and far away from his hometown in New Hampshire, Alex Haas was fighting for his life after suffering burns to over 90 percent of his body at a water park party in Taiwan.
 
China Airlines and union reach accord, staff to return to work starting Monday
China Airlines (CAL, 華航) and its labor union announced they had reached an agreement for staff to resume work from Monday after long lines and frustrated fliers had choked airports Friday after a cabin crew strike over working conditions forced the airline to cancel 76 flights between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
 
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