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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama will try to “turn the tide” on the Ebola epidemic Tuesday by ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to curtail its spread as China also dispatched more experts to the region.
A total of 86 substitute conscripts will soon be posted overseas as part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' (MOFA) diplomatic service mission, the ministry announced yesterday.
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has been able to track only 50 percent of the waste oil involved in the recent national scandal, and it will keep tracking and dealing with the oil that is yet to be found, EPA Minister Wei Kuo-yen (魏國彥) said yesterday.
President Ma Ying-jeou will be given the Eisenhower Medallion by People to People International (PTPI) for his East China Sea Peace Initiative at PTPI's worldwide conference in Tainan this Friday, organizers have announced.
A strongly-worded draft of pan-green Taipei Mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was leaked online yesterday, the contents of which were directed at his Kuomintang (KMT) counterpart Sean Lien (連勝文) and KMT Legislator Lo Shu-lei (羅淑蕾) after she accused Ko of corruption.
Taiwan -- Two members of crowd hurt during public Air Force drills
Two civilians were injured after falling off a ladder as they observed a drill in which Taiwan's combat aircraft practiced emergency landings and takeoffs on a freeway Tuesday morning, the Air Force said.
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Premier Jiang Yi-huah said Tuesday that Scotland's upcoming referendum on independence has no bearing on relations between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait.
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Local civilian planes were used in a drill Tuesday as part of the annual Han Kuang series of military exercises to help with personnel transport for the first time, carrying soldiers from the southern Taiwan to the outlying island county of Penghu, according to military sources.
Taiwan -- Pilots credit training for smooth landing of jets on freeway
Air Force fighter pilots who completed emergency landings and takeoffs on one of Taiwan's freeways Tuesday said the training they received helped them complete the drill without a hitch despite not having had a chance to practice on an actual roadway.
Wu Poh-hsiung, an honorary chairman of the ruling Kuomintang, was found to have a minor cerebral embolism but is in stable condition, Taipei Veterans General Hospital (VGH) said Tuesday.
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