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KMT wants confidence vote for premier back

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Confidence votes by lawmakers for a new premier should be reintroduced into the Constitution, Kuomintang lawmakers said Friday. The suggestion was one...full story
updated 2015-03-27 04:19 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) 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) 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) In this Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, shares a meal with Syrian troops during his visit on the front line in the eastern Damascus district of Jobar, Syria. Assad has made a rare visit to the front line of his country's civil war, spending New Year's Eve with his troops in a tense eastern Damascus neighborhood. (AP Photo/SANA) 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) Officers of the National Search And Rescue Agency unload the body of a victim on board the ill-fated AirAsia Flight 8501, from a helicopter upon arrival at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Monday Jan. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana) Indonesian police officers stand outside a family crisis center of AirAsia QZ 8501 in Surabaya, East Jave, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The Singapore-bound plane crashed into the sea 42 minutes after taking off on Dec. 28. (AP Photo/Firdia Linsawati) Iranian Christians pray during the New Year's mass at the saint Sarkis church of Armenians in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Around 120,000 Christians live in Iran, mostly in Central and north-western parts of the country. Most Iranian Christians are of the Armenian ethnicity, however and they are mostly adherent to the Gregorian faith. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) 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) 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)
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KMT wants confidence vote for premier back
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Confidence votes by lawmakers for a new premier should be reintroduced into the Constitution, Kuomintang lawmakers said Friday. The suggestion was one....Fullstory

2015-03-27 04:19 PM

Students enter Legislative Yuan in protest against China routes Students enter Legislative Yuan in protest against China routes
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police removed students from the Legislative Yuan Friday morning after a protest against the launch by China of a new air....Fullstory

2015-03-27 02:07 PM

Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term. The 75-year-old Reid says in a statement....Fullstory

2015-03-27 08:42 PM

KMT chairman outlines party goals in amending Constitution

Central News Agency

Taipei, March 27 (CNA) Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu said Friday that the objective of any revisions to the Constitution....Fullstory

2015-03-27 08:18 PM

Taiwan won't accept any degrading arrangement in AIIB: minister

Central News Agency

Taipei, March 27 (CNA) Foreign Affairs Minister David Lin (???) said Friday that although Taiwan is willing to join the....Fullstory

2015-03-27 07:37 PM

GSMA Calls on Indian Government to Foster Mobile Investment

Associated Press

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 27, 2015--Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA comments on the conclusion of the spectrum auction in India: GSMA Calls on Indian Government to Foster....Fullstory

2015-03-27 06:22 PM

Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote amid electoral violence

Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is urging his nation to vote peacefully and accept results of Saturday's presidential election, which analysts say....Fullstory

2015-03-27 05:22 PM

Iraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against IS group Iraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against IS group
By VIVIAN SALAMA
Associated Press

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2015-03-27 03:01 PM

Complex US-Iran ties at heart of complicated Mideast policy
By BRADLEY KLAPPER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq's deserts, their militaries....Fullstory

2015-03-27 12:42 PM

Taiwan should take part in AIIB: president (update) Taiwan should take part in AIIB: president (update)

Central News Agency

Taipei, March 27 (CNA) Taiwan "should actively take part instead of staying on the sidelines" of the ongoing initiative to....Fullstory

2015-03-27 10:57 AM

Farglory fined over Taipei Dome threat to chimney Farglory fined over Taipei Dome threat to chimney
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After a chimney at the nearby Songshan Tobacco Factory was found close to collapse, the Taipei City Government nevertheless decided against....Fullstory

2015-03-27 02:42 PM

Taiwan, South Carolina sign MOU on driver's license reciprocity

Central News Agency

Taipei, March 27 (CNA) Taiwan and the U.S. state of South Carolina have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on....Fullstory

2015-03-27 09:01 PM

Image of Asia: Waiting to pay respects to Singapore's Lee
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

In this photo by Wong Maye-E, tents in a grassy area in front of the Singapore skyline provide shade for people standing in line to....Fullstory

2015-03-27 08:22 PM

Turkey could provide logistical support to Yemen operation

Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country could provide logistical support to the Saudi Arabia-led operation in Yemen. Separately, Erdogan has....Fullstory

2015-03-27 08:02 PM

Syria's Assad says 'open' to dialogue with United States

Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad says he would be "open" to a dialogue with the United States, but that it must be "based....Fullstory

2015-03-27 06:42 PM

Thai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flights

Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization said there are significant concerns....Fullstory

2015-03-27 06:01 PM

Protesters against China's new air route disrupt Legislature

Central News Agency

Taipei, March 27 (CNA) A group of demonstrators broke down the gate to the Legislative Yuan compound Friday in protest....Fullstory

2015-03-27 05:17 PM

Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force
By HAMZA HENDAWI
Associated Press

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint....Fullstory

2015-03-27 02:42 PM

Myanmar army commander pledges successful elections

Associated Press

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's powerful army commander has pledged to work to support successful elections in November and warned that the army will not....Fullstory

2015-03-27 11:42 AM

Vatican sending diplomat to Obama summit with Latin America

Associated Press

PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is sending a top emissary to a gathering between U.S. President Barack Obama and leaders of Latin America. Panama on....Fullstory

2015-03-27 09:22 AM

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