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Premier sticks to legal threshold for holding referendum


Central News Agency

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) Premier Jiang Yi-huah said Monday the Executive Yuan is willing to hold a national referendum on...full story
updated 2014-04-21 11:10 PM
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Premier sticks to legal threshold for holding referendum

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) Premier Jiang Yi-huah said Monday the Executive Yuan is willing to hold a national referendum on....Fullstory

2014-04-21 11:10 PM

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By MARK SHERMAN
Associated Press

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2014-04-21 11:01 PM

US justices hear arguments in Argentina debt case

Associated Press

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2014-04-21 10:22 PM

Ma hoping to meet opposition leader without conditions

Central News Agency

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2014-04-21 09:49 PM

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2014-04-21 09:11 PM

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Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2014-04-21 09:00 PM

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2014-04-21 08:22 PM

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By DANIEL ESTRIN and JOSEF FEDERMAN
Associated Press

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2014-04-21 08:22 PM

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By AHMED AL-HAJ
Associated Press

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2014-04-21 07:22 PM

Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb explosion

Associated Press

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2014-04-21 06:22 PM

BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15

Associated Press

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2014-04-21 11:01 PM

Premier, DPP head fail to reach consensus over nuclear plant

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) Premier Jiang Yi-huah and the leader of the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) failed to....Fullstory

2014-04-21 10:54 PM

Ex-AIT director's views on pact do not represent U.S. stance: AIT

Central News Agency

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2014-04-21 10:06 PM

U.S. seeking Taiwan's participation in APEC scholarship program

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) Robert Wang, U.S. senior official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), said Monday in Taipei that....Fullstory

2014-04-21 09:30 PM

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By NEDRA PICKLER
Associated Press

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2014-04-21 09:01 PM

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Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2014-04-21 08:54 PM

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Associated Press

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2014-04-21 08:22 PM

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Associated Press

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Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Civic organizations to begin sit-ins with Lin Yi-hsiung hunger strike on April 24, may gather on April 26 on Ketagalan Boulevard if administration unresponsive....Fullstory

2014-04-21 06:55 PM

'Countries' shelve FTA talks over China pact row: minister

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) All free trade negotiations with Taiwan planned for this year have been shelved by "other countries"....Fullstory

2014-04-21 05:27 PM

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