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DPP denies speculation about Lai as premier


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party on Friday rejected media reports that Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen would pick Tainan Mayor William Lai as her...full story
updated 2015-02-27 07:35 PM
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Rescue workers look for survivors at the site of the collapsed building in the capital Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross, a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, photo, starling seller Mohammed Jamil shows a bird after it was purchased by a customer to set it free in Irbil, Iraq.  Some will buy the birds to eat them as a delicacy, but most will buy them only to set them free as an act of mercy. This year, however, the nearby fighting with the Islamic State group has driven many of the skittish birds away.  (AP Photo/Dalton Bennett) An Egyptian Muslim, member of the Al-Hamdeya Al-Shazeleya Sufi order, takes part in a parade celebrating the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad known as Moulid Al-Nabi, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. Banner in Arabic carries Islamic verses and the names of prominent Sufi clerics. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy) Revellers celebrate arrival of the New Year in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein) Pakistani boys take part in a rally marking the birthday of Islam's Prophet Muhammad in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Thousands of Pakistani Muslims celebrated by participating in religious ceremonies and distributing free meals for the poor. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed) A rescue worker try to locate survivors under rubbles at the site of a multi-storey building collapse in the capital Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross, over a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo) Rescue workers look for survivors at the site of the collapsed building in the capital Nairobi, Kenya , Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross,  a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) FILE - In this May 4, 2014 file photo, an Etihad Airways plane prepares to land at the Abu Dhabi airport in the United Arab Emirates. Hundreds of air travelers landed in San Francisco Saturday evening, Jan. 3, 2015, safe but irritated after a 28-hour Etihad overseas flight they say included 12 hours on a tarmac at the Abu Dhabi airport without food or accurate flight information. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File) A rescue worker cuts the iron rods on the site of the collapsed building in the capital Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross, a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) A crew member of Indonesian Air Force NAS 332 Super Puma helicopter, looks out of the windows during a search operation for the victims and wreckage of AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 over the Java Sea, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The Singapore-bound plane crashed into the sea 42 minutes after taking off on Dec. 28. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, Pool)
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DPP denies speculation about Lai as premier

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party on Friday rejected media reports that Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen would pick Tainan Mayor William Lai as her....Fullstory

2015-02-27 07:35 PM

Activists throw paint at Chiang Kai-shek statue

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the eve of the 228 anniversary, Taiwan Independence activists threw paint at the statue inside the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall,....Fullstory

2015-02-27 04:20 PM

Officials: Afghan army pushes Taliban from south district

Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An American general and a senior Afghan police officer say the Afghan military has pushed the Taliban from a key district....Fullstory

2015-02-27 10:23 PM

Indonesia to gradually stop sending domestic workers to Taiwan

Central News Agency

Jakarta, Indonesia, Feb. 27 (CNA) Indonesia plans to begin measures to stop sending domestic workers to Taiwan in 2017, as....Fullstory

2015-02-27 07:35 PM

Limited violence in Athens after anti-government protest Limited violence in Athens after anti-government protest

Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A few dozen youths smashed four storefronts and two bus stops and burned and damaged several cars, after small anti-government demonstrations....Fullstory

2015-02-27 06:22 PM

Pro-independence activists arrested for vandalism

Central News Agency

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Two members of a pro-Taiwan independence group were arrested Friday after they led others to splash....Fullstory

2015-02-27 05:35 PM

Iran test fires new weapon in naval drill

Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has test fired a "new strategic weapon" in the final day of large-scale naval and air....Fullstory

2015-02-27 04:22 PM

Despite spat with US, Israeli leader fighting Iran nuke deal
By ARON HELLER
Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington next week on a last-gasp effort to seal what he hopes will become his....Fullstory

2015-02-27 03:01 PM

Saturday, March 7
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Today is Saturday, March 7, the 66th day of 2015. There are 299 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1573 - Peace....Fullstory

2015-02-27 02:01 PM

Authorities planning freeway toll adjustments to ease holiday traffic

Central News Agency

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) The National Freeway Bureau said that it is putting forward a proposal to increase the freeway....Fullstory

2015-02-27 01:10 PM

Ma, Chu, Wang to meet Monday Ma, Chu, Wang to meet Monday

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ruling Kuomintang was wracking its brains about how to arrange a party event next week where President Ma Ying-jeou, Chairman....Fullstory

2015-02-27 05:06 PM

Scale of racism in World Cup host Russia exposed by study
By ROB HARRIS
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World....Fullstory

2015-02-27 10:23 PM

Ex-university president to head China's environment agency

Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- A former university president was appointed Friday to lead China's efforts to clean up the environment. Chen Jining is a scholar trained in....Fullstory

2015-02-27 09:01 PM

India sees growth over 8 percent, set for 'big bang' reforms

Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) -- A government report says India's economy will grow more than 8 percent in the upcoming financial year and appears to have....Fullstory

2015-02-27 06:42 PM

Lloyds to pay dividend for first time since being bailed out

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Lloyds Banking Group is recommending paying a dividend for the first time since it was rescued by British taxpayers after reporting net....Fullstory

2015-02-27 06:01 PM

Presidential Office denies reports of discord between Ma, Chu

Central News Agency

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) The Presidential Office said Friday there is no discord between President Ma Ying-jeou and Kuomintang Chairman....Fullstory

2015-02-27 04:40 PM

German Parliament to vote on Greek bailout deal

Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's Parliament will vote on a four-month bailout extension for Greece with a large majority of lawmakers in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative....Fullstory

2015-02-27 04:01 PM

Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules
By JOAN LOWY
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank....Fullstory

2015-02-27 02:01 PM

House Republicans sound retreat on Homeland Security fight House Republicans sound retreat on Homeland Security fight

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans sounded a retreat from a battle that could partially shut down the Homeland Security Department, agreeing to push short-term funding....Fullstory

2015-02-27 01:42 PM

Liberty Times: Drifting further away from China

Central News Agency

A recent survey by the Election Study Center of National Chengchi University indicates that 23.9 percent of the people in....Fullstory

2015-02-27 10:54 AM

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