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Former labor minister questioned


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Labor Minister Pan Shih-wei was questioned by the Ministry of Justice’s Agency Against Corruption Wednesday about allegations of corruption he...full story
updated 2014-07-30 04:43 PM
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Former labor minister questioned

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Labor Minister Pan Shih-wei was questioned by the Ministry of Justice’s Agency Against Corruption Wednesday about allegations of corruption he....Fullstory

2014-07-30 04:43 PM

Premier Jiang appears in court

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier Jiang Yi-huah and three senior police officers appeared in court Wednesday to testify in a case of attempted murder brought....Fullstory

2014-07-30 02:43 PM

KMT approves nomination for Keelung mayor

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As expected, the ruling Kuomintang approved the nomination Wednesday of former National Immigration Agency chief Hsieh Li-kung to run for mayor....Fullstory

2014-07-30 05:40 PM

Khmer Rouge tribunal clears way for genocide trial Khmer Rouge tribunal clears way for genocide trial
By ABBY SEIFF and SOPHENG CHEANG
Associated Press

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A United Nations-assisted tribunal on Wednesday cleared the way to begin the genocide trial of two elderly former top leaders....Fullstory

2014-07-30 07:22 PM

Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China

Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's military government approved a massive budget to upgrade the country's railways including high-speed rail that would eventually link with China. Transport Ministry....Fullstory

2014-07-30 06:42 PM

Pakistani troops kill 6 militants at Afghan border
By MUNIR AHMED
Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani military officials say security forces have foiled a cross-border attack from Afghanistan, killing six militants. The officials say a group of about....Fullstory

2014-07-30 04:42 PM

Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators
By VERENA DOBNIK
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators -- Times Square....Fullstory

2014-07-30 04:22 PM

Anti-corruption agency begins probe into ex-minister's accusation

Central News Agency

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) The Agency Against Corruption under the Executive Yuan kicked off an investigation Wednesday into allegations....Fullstory

2014-07-30 04:12 PM

As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered: When will it start tightening its benchmark....Fullstory

2014-07-30 03:42 PM

Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated
By HOPE YEN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all....Fullstory

2014-07-30 03:01 PM

KMT caucus chief resigns after Control Yuan debacle KMT caucus chief resigns after Control Yuan debacle

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top Kuomintang legislator Lin Hung-chih tendered his resignation as caucus chief whip Wednesday following the defeat of 11 presidential nominees for....Fullstory

2014-07-30 03:45 PM

Fourth nuclear plant’s first reactor is safe: MOEA

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first of two reactors at the controversial fourth nuclear plant has passed the necessary safety review, the Ministry of Economic....Fullstory

2014-07-30 07:31 PM

-Europe News Digest, AP

Associated Press

TOP STORIES FROM EUROPE AT 1210 GMT UKRAINE DONETSK, Ukraine -- International observers turned back Wednesday after making another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines....Fullstory

2014-07-30 07:42 PM

How high-level Chinese officials are taken down How high-level Chinese officials are taken down
By GILLIAN WONG
Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- The investigation into China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang could pave the way for him to stand trial as the most senior....Fullstory

2014-07-30 07:01 PM

New head of AIT Kaohsiung branch assumes post

Central News Agency

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) The new head of the American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT's) Kaohsiung Branch Office has assumed his....Fullstory

2014-07-30 06:24 PM

Bank scandal tarnishes powerful Portuguese family
By BARRY HATTON
Associated Press

LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe's last....Fullstory

2014-07-30 04:42 PM

Libyan official: Assailants abduct, free lawmaker Libyan official: Assailants abduct, free lawmaker
By MAGGIE MICHAEL
Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) -- A Libyan security official says assailants abducted a lawmaker and former prime minister from his home in the capital, Tripoli, but released....Fullstory

2014-07-30 04:22 PM

Sean Lien unveils financial platform for campaign

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

KMT mayoral candidate in Taipei says he will work to achieve 'real dreams, not escapist ones.'....Fullstory

2014-07-30 04:09 PM

Spanish, Catalonia leaders meet on secession push Spanish, Catalonia leaders meet on secession push
By CIARAN GILES
Associated Press

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region are holding a crucial face-to-face meeting Wednesday in....Fullstory

2014-07-30 03:22 PM

GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama
By ALAN FRAM
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding....Fullstory

2014-07-30 03:01 PM

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