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Ko questioned about MG149 account
Ko questioned about MG149 account

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je appeared at the Taipei District Prosecutors Office Tuesday to face questions about alleged corruption surrounding the...full story
updated 2015-07-28 02:51 PM
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Ko questioned about MG149 account Ko questioned about MG149 account
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je appeared at the Taipei District Prosecutors Office Tuesday to face questions about alleged corruption surrounding the....Fullstory

2015-07-28 02:51 PM

KMT legislative seats might drop to 45
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2015-07-28 04:14 PM

Iran says will hold 'high-level talks' with EU

Associated Press

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2015-07-28 10:01 PM

Former Greek city mayor wins early release from prison

Associated Press

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2015-07-28 09:22 PM

National Geographic Channel to feature Taiwan's fighter pilots

Central News Agency

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2015-07-28 08:44 PM

'10 people on Twitter' exult in demise of Boston Olympics
By WILLIAM J. KOLE
Associated Press

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2015-07-28 08:22 PM

FIFA's Blatter deserves Nobel Prize, says Putin

Associated Press

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2015-07-28 06:42 PM

Taiwan still in talks with Indonesia, Philippines on wage issue

Central News Agency

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2015-07-28 06:20 PM

Bahrain: 2 police officers killed, 6 wounded in bomb attack

Associated Press

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2015-07-28 04:42 PM

Europe's largest Jewish sporting event opening in Germany

Associated Press

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2015-07-28 04:42 PM

Education minister demands apology Education minister demands apology
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Education Minister Wu Se-hwa said Tuesday that if the students who occupied his ministry apologized, he might express goodwill. The statement was....Fullstory

2015-07-28 04:54 PM

Police report defends action at MOE
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police maintain that their actions during the student occupation of the Ministry of Education on July 23 were completely legal, according....Fullstory

2015-07-28 03:33 PM

White House Notebook: Third term? Obama says no thanks
By JULIE PACE and ELIAS MESERET
Associated Press

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2015-07-28 10:01 PM

EU moves to protect cheese from both sides of divided Cyprus

Associated Press

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2015-07-28 09:01 PM

3 Russian opposition figures go on hunger strike

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2015-07-28 08:22 PM

Tibetan groups campaign against 2022 Olympics going to China
By LOUISE WATT
Associated Press

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2015-07-28 08:01 PM

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Central News Agency

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2015-07-28 06:25 PM

Philippine top court orders gov't to defend Japan drills

Associated Press

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2015-07-28 05:42 PM

Spain summons Venezuelan ambassador over president's remarks

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2015-07-28 04:42 PM

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Central News Agency

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2015-07-28 04:38 PM

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