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Saturday, February 28, 2015
Indonesia plans to begin measures to stop sending domestic workers to Taiwan in 2017, as the Southeast Asian country is moving forward with a plan to stop sending domestic workers abroad in an effort to protect the country's dignity, .......
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The Taiwan government collected NT$21.2 billion (US$698.52 million) in revenue from freeway tolls in 2014, the first year of a new distance-based electronic toll system, the National Freeway Bureau said Friday.
The National Freeway Bureau said that it is putting forward a proposal to increase the freeway tolls on long weekends during peak hours and to charge less at off-peak times, as part of an effort to prevent traffic congestion.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) raised its travel alert for Anhui to Level 2 on Friday after two new human infections of H7N9 avian influenza were reported in the eastern China province.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Taiwan -- Joblessness drops to  lowest level since '01
The Executive Yuan's Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS,主計總處) announced the average unemployment rate for January yesterday and revealed it has hit a 14-year record low.
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An alleged terror threat by the extremist group Islamic State (IS) against Taipei, posted on Twitter, has been noted and is being taken seriously by the United States, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Thursday.
The Ministry of Justice (法務部) is taking disciplinary action against the warden and deputy warden of Kaohsiung Prison for their role in a 14-hour hostage crisis that began on Feb. 11.
Taiwan is on alert after a Twitter post of a photo showing Taipei 101, a landmark building in the capital city, on fire in the wake of a terrorist attack, but the authorities urged the public not to panic, saying that the government was trying to verify the authenticity of the post.
Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Lin Yu-fang (林郁方) on Thursday urged the public not to panic over an alleged IS threat to torch the landmark Taipei 101 skyscraper, saying that possibility of such a terror attack in Taiwan is “very low.”
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Taiwan said Thursday that it will deploy military aircraft to warn any passenger planes that cross the halfway line in the Taiwan Strait in violation of civil aviation regulations.
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