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Curriculum protest makes foreign headlines
Curriculum protest makes foreign headlines

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foreign media widely reported on the student protest outside the Ministry of Education against the curriculum changes Friday. Following the suicide of...full story
updated 2015-07-31 08:45 PM
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Curriculum protest makes foreign headlines Curriculum protest makes foreign headlines
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foreign media widely reported on the student protest outside the Ministry of Education against the curriculum changes Friday. Following the suicide of....Fullstory

2015-07-31 08:45 PM

Protesters surround MOE and call for Wu Se-hwa to step down Protesters surround MOE and call for Wu Se-hwa to step down

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Students blaming a fellow student's alleged suicide on the Ministry of Education (MOE) moved their protest late Thursday to the Legislative Yuan and demanded that....Fullstory

2015-07-31 10:12 AM

Legislature to discuss special session
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The caucuses at the Legislative Yuan failed to agree on Friday afternoon with Education Minister Wu Se-hwa present on the need....Fullstory

2015-07-31 04:51 PM

Ko visits protesting students
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je visited the students protesting outside the Ministry of Education Friday, calling for rational debate about the....Fullstory

2015-07-31 03:24 PM

German justice minister casts doubt on treason probe

Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's justice minister is casting doubt on whether a website committed treason by reporting on authorities' plans to expand surveillance of online....Fullstory

2015-07-31 11:01 PM

Uganda leader, in power for 3 decades, seeks re-election

Associated Press

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Uganda's long-serving president has declared his bid for re-election in 2016, saying he is backed by the historical leaders of the....Fullstory

2015-07-31 09:22 PM

Austrian government to end migrant standoff with provinces

Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) -- Austria's federal government plans to change the country's constitution in attempts to end a standoff with provincial leaders over finding housing for....Fullstory

2015-07-31 08:43 PM

Burundi's president urges unity after contentious polls

Associated Press

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's re-elected president is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible. In a televised speech....Fullstory

2015-07-31 07:22 PM

Education minister to further discuss curriculum revisions: Premier

Central News Agency

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (???) will continue to exchange ideas with the public on controversial revisions....Fullstory

2015-07-31 06:54 PM

Gunmen kill 1, wound 13 campaigning for Sri Lankan candidate

Associated Press

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Police and hospital officials say unidentified gunmen opened fire at campaign workers, killing one and wounding 13, in Sri Lanka's....Fullstory

2015-07-31 05:42 PM

Education minister refuses to resign
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Education Minister Wu Se-hwa told students outside his ministry Friday afternoon that he would not resign, even after the suicide of....Fullstory

2015-07-31 02:19 PM

Tainan KMT campaign official sentenced
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A top official on Tainan City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao’s election campaign was sentenced to five years in prison for vote-buying....Fullstory

2015-07-31 06:56 PM

Court approves curriculum
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei High Administrative Court on Friday rejected a request from a parent to stop the implementation of the curriculum guideline....Fullstory

2015-07-31 04:08 PM

Four years in, consumer protection agency has plenty to do
By KEN SWEET
Associated Press

The nation's youngest government agency recently celebrated its four-year anniversary, and it's still got plenty to do. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was born out of....Fullstory

2015-07-31 11:22 PM

Lawmakers may meet next week to decide on extra session

Central News Agency

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) A coordination meeting among lawmakers from across party lines has been set for Aug. 4 to....Fullstory

2015-07-31 09:26 PM

Taiwan honors Sao Tome and Principe official for promoting ties

Central News Agency

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) Taiwan bestowed a medal on the foreign minister of Sao Tome and Principe Friday in recognition....Fullstory

2015-07-31 08:46 PM

Questions remain after Boston's 2024 Olympics bid ends
By PHILIP MARCELO
Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics flamed out in spectacular fashion this week, with local organizers and the U.S. Olympic Committee....Fullstory

2015-07-31 08:01 PM

Heavy rains in forecast set to worsen Myanmar flood crisis

Associated Press

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Heavy rains forecast for the next few days could worsen already dire flooding in large parts of Myanmar. State newspapers reported Friday....Fullstory

2015-07-31 07:22 PM

US Embassy says American woman killed in Cape Town

Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in South Africa says an American woman has been killed in Cape Town, and South African media say a....Fullstory

2015-07-31 06:22 PM

China accuses US of 'militarizing' South China Sea

Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry on Thursday accused the U.S. of militarizing the South China Sea as Beijing makes increasingly bold moves to assert....Fullstory

2015-07-31 05:25 PM

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