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City commission to close Dome probe on June 10: Ko
City commission to close Dome probe on June 10: Ko

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City’s Clean Government Commission should close its investigation into the Taipei Dome at its meeting scheduled for June 10, Mayor...full story
updated 2015-05-29 03:47 PM
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City commission to close Dome probe on June 10: Ko City commission to close Dome probe on June 10: Ko
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City’s Clean Government Commission should close its investigation into the Taipei Dome at its meeting scheduled for June 10, Mayor....Fullstory

2015-05-29 03:47 PM

Hungary's Orban reaffirms country's EU and NATO membership

Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary's prime minister says that despite differences of opinion, the country must remain a member of the European Union and NATO. Prime....Fullstory

2015-05-29 09:22 PM

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI
Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese and European leaders agreed Friday to step up defense and economic ties, and expressed concern about rising tensions in the South....Fullstory

2015-05-29 09:16 PM

Taiwan as a transfer hub for Chinese travelers to be nailed down in June
By Janice Wang
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Minister Zhang Zhijun was in Taiwan last weekend for a two-day meeting with his Taiwanese counterpart, Mainland Affairs Council Minister Andrew....Fullstory

2015-05-29 07:46 PM

Italy's regional elections puts focus on migrant arrivals
By COLLEEN BARRY
Associated Press

RIVODOLMO, Italy (AP) -- The community's hostility is veiled, but palpable. When the young migrants from Nigeria and Gambia venture away from their house in....Fullstory

2015-05-29 06:22 PM

Taiwan military says it fully identified passing French frigates

Central News Agency

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense said Friday it had been closely monitoring two French military vessels....Fullstory

2015-05-29 05:17 PM

Taiwan, Philippines to address differences in upcoming fishery meeting

Central News Agency

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) Taiwan and the Philippines will soon hold a meeting in an effort to address remaining differences....Fullstory

2015-05-29 03:38 PM

Russia steps up propaganda push with online "Kremlin trolls"
By IULIIA SUBBOTOVSKA
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines....Fullstory

2015-05-29 03:01 PM

Paul running hard on civil liberties after his Senate gambit
By STEVE PEOPLES and TAMMY WEBBER
Associated Press

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2015-05-29 02:01 PM

Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec

Associated Press

MONTREAL (AP) -- The second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of Nazi war criminals -- charged earlier this month by Russia....Fullstory

2015-05-29 01:22 PM

DPP mistaken comment as support from U.S.: KMT mainland affairs head

Central News Agency

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) A notable Kuomintang (KMT) figure on Friday said that "someone" had mistaken a comment by a....Fullstory

2015-05-29 10:01 PM

Spain makes US rapid force at Moron base permanent

Associated Press

MADRID (AP) -- The Spanish government has approved an accord permanently granting the U.S. military a presence at a southwestern base as a center for....Fullstory

2015-05-29 09:22 PM

Taiwan Navy admiral attends U.S. Pacific command handover

Central News Agency

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) Taiwan's Navy Commander Adm. Lee Hsi-ming (???) was invited to attend a combined change of command....Fullstory

2015-05-29 07:53 PM

France and Morocco strengthen counterterrorism cooperation

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- France and Morocco have vowed to strengthen counterterrorism cooperation, four months after they resumed judicial cooperation following a year-long diplomatic rift. After meeting....Fullstory

2015-05-29 07:01 PM

Rocky road: Britain's troubled ties to European Union
By PAN PYLAS
Associated Press

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2015-05-29 06:22 PM

Britain's Cameron in Poland in search for support on reform

Associated Press

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2015-05-29 04:22 PM

President to take part in Stanford discussion via videoconference

Central News Agency

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (???) will speak via live video feed at a panel discussion hosted by....Fullstory

2015-05-29 03:38 PM

Myanmar warns against 'finger pointing' at migrant meeting Myanmar warns against 'finger pointing' at migrant meeting
By JOCELYN GECKER, MALCOLM J. FOSTER
Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) — A regional meeting called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia began Friday with a defensive Myanmar official....Fullstory

2015-05-29 02:27 PM

DPP chairwoman heads to U.S. on six-city tour

Central News Agency

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) Tsai Ing-wen (???), chairwoman of the Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), will depart Friday night....Fullstory

2015-05-29 01:37 PM

Chiang led victory over Japan in 2nd Sino-Japanese War: ex-premier

Central News Agency

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2015-05-29 11:31 AM

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