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Two months after supporting the idea of giving workers days off when typhoons hit, Labor Minister Kuo Fong-yu (郭芳煜) said Thursday that no other "major countries" give storm holidays, stating that writing them into labor law required further evaluation.
Indignation after rape survivor's apology
Months after an alleged sexual assault cover-up at Fu Jen Catholic University was made public, the assault survivor took to Facebook to publicly apologize to the faculty's dean and those involved, provoking public outrage on Thursday.
Realtors wary of bill requiring safety check before house sales
The government announced plans to amend the Building Act (建築法) so residential property 30 years and older must undergo a safety assessment before they can be sold.
Seven retired generals recently hired by VAC-funded companies have voluntary suspended their retirement pensions and higher interest rate privileges before taking up their posts, the Veterans Affairs Council (VAC) said on Thursday.
Under Lover under arrest
Police officers escort Taiwanese rapper Wu Rui-er (胡睿兒), front left, to the Taipei District Prosecutors Office for questioning after he was arrested for the use of marijuana on Thursday, Sept. 22.
The average monthly salary of female employees in Taiwan is 20 percent less than that of their male counterparts, the Department of Gender Equality under the Executive Yuan said Thursday.
NTU drops 28 spots to 195th in world ranking
National Taiwan University (NTU) dropped 28 spots to reach 195th in the latest world university rankings released by Times Higher Education on Wednesday.
CGA says two new cutters set to strengthen maritime patrol
Two 1,000-ton vessels were commissioned by the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) Wednesday in Kaohsiung and will be used to expand patrols in the disputed South China Seas and waters surrounding the Okinotori Islands (沖之鳥島).
The Special Investigation Division (SID, 特偵組) could go down in history next year.
'Weekend Warrior' program gears up
The defense minister on Wednesday made public more details about the "weekend warrior" program, which the military plans to introduce next year to boost the nation's combat readiness.
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