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July, 29, 2016

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Latest ATM heist suspect
The undated photo shows Russian national Oxana Sarkisova, 42, the latest suspect identified by the police implicated in the First Bank ATM heist.
 
A high-ranking official from the Taiwan central bank suggested last week that the country's monetary policy will remain loose at a time when the global economy remains weak.
 
A fraud ring that cheated more than 10,000 victims in Taiwan and mainland China out of over 1 billion Chinese yuan (US$149.87 million) through a fake website has been busted, Taoyuan police said last week.
 
Police investigating man who found heist cash
A man who found some of the cash stolen from First Bank's automated teller machines (ATMs) earlier this month is now under investigation on suspicion of transporting stolen goods, police said Friday.
 
Addressing party assets
The Legislative Yuan held an extra session on Friday, July 22 to deliberate the draft bill for handling illicitly obtained party assets, with ruling Democratic Progressive Party lawmakers raising slogans, left, saying that the bill must be ratified.
 
Thinking inside the box
This undated photo taken at Shan Hai Kuan Horse Riding Club in Tamsui District, New Taipei, features a new-born collared scops owl.
 
The Ministry of Culture (MOC, 文化部) revealed yesterday that the Public Television Service (PTS, 公視) audit director has tendered his resignation over the disappearance of NT$40 million in organizational funds.
 
The Labor Ministry said Friday it will introduce a heat index beginning on Aug. 1 so the general public and especially blue collar workers can adjust their outdoor activities based on conditions outside.
 
Review of 'one flexible day off' draft on hold
A special committee meeting to review the controversial "one fixed day off, one flexible day off" (一例一休) bill was canceled Thursday morning after opposition lawmakers occupied the podium and the convener was a no-show.
 
Tsai boosts morale as record local athletes head to Rio Olympics
President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday presented a national flag to Taiwan's Olympic delegation to boost team morale, as a record number of Taiwanese athletes will soon head to Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympic Games.
 
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