Thursday, July 31, 2014
Taiwan could see occasional downpours in most parts of the island and heavy seas in coastal areas due to the effects of the outer rim of Tropical Storm Nakri, the Central Weather Bureau said Wednesday.
Experienced Foreign Service Officer Robert DeWitt began his term in office as the chief of the Kaohsiung Branch Office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) yesterday.
Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said Wednesday it will fine Energizer Holdings, the Taiwanese arm of the American manufacturer of dry cell batteries and personal care products, NT$200,000 (US$6,671) for making false and misleading advertising statements about a lucky draw it organized.
The Agency Against Corruption (AAC) under the Executive Yuan kicked off an investigation Wednesday into allegations made by former Labor Minister Pan Shih-wei that some high-ranking officials used government budget without following government rules.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday confirmed that it would not appeal a verdict in which it asked six former Air Force officers, including a former defense minister, to make restitution over the wrongful conviction and execution of an airman in 1997.
Information contained in the black boxes retrieved from the crash site of a TransAsia Airways flight last week could be disclosed to the public Aug. 1, the Aviation Safety Council (CAA, 飛安會) said Wednesday.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A high school representative team from Taiwan won two medals in RoboCup 2014 held in Brazil this week.
The National Immigration Agency (NIA) yesterday formed a resolution, saying that the exiled Chinese dissident Wang Dan (王丹) has to possess a valid re-entry permit issued by the U.S. before entering Taiwan.
Local media reported yesterday that passengers were planted during President Ma Ying-jeou's ride on the Bus Rapid Transit of Taichung (BRT), raising questions over the integrity of the positive reviews of the newly implemented transportation system.
A tropical depression that formed near the Pacific island of Guam developed into Tropical Storm Halong Tuesday, becoming the 11th named storm of 2014, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that day.