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Ko Wen-je to visit US
Ko Wen-je to visit US


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City opposition mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je was planning to travel to San Francisco and New York next week, reports said...full story
updated 2014-10-01 05:34 PM
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Ko Wen-je to visit US Ko Wen-je to visit US

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City opposition mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je was planning to travel to San Francisco and New York next week, reports said....Fullstory

2014-10-01 05:34 PM

Protesters in Taiwan to voice solidarity with Hong Kong Protesters in Taiwan to voice solidarity with Hong Kong

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Protesters were planning to gather in Taipei’s Liberty Square Wednesday evening to express their solidarity with the democracy movement in Hong....Fullstory

2014-10-01 04:29 PM

New Polish premier wants more US military presence

Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's new prime minister says she will work for a greater U.S. military presence in Poland. In her inaugural speech to parliament,....Fullstory

2014-10-01 05:42 PM

Philippines won't send troops to unclear mission

Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine president says his government will no longer deploy peacekeepers where they face unclear missions like in the Golan Heights,....Fullstory

2014-10-01 05:22 PM

United Daily News: Beijing's miscalculations

Central News Agency

In its miscalculations on how to handle Hong Kong's call for universal suffrage, China's rubber-stamp parliament overestimated the threat....Fullstory

2014-10-01 04:29 PM

Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca
By AYA BATRAWY
Associated Press

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of....Fullstory

2014-10-01 03:42 PM

Details of presidential security breaches evolve
By EILEEN SULLIVAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service. Despite more than three hours of questioning by....Fullstory

2014-10-01 03:01 PM

Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises
By AOMAR OUALI
Associated Press

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited....Fullstory

2014-10-01 02:42 PM

3 soldiers charged in Mexico army killing of 22
By MARK STEVENSON
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being....Fullstory

2014-10-01 02:22 PM

Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq
By ROD McGUIRK
Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq,....Fullstory

2014-10-01 02:01 PM

Homeless activists want to spend night on Taipei road

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Activists for the homeless said Wednesday they were inviting hundreds of supporters to spend the night of October 4 on Taipei....Fullstory

2014-10-01 05:00 PM

NATO gets new chief_one Putin may approve of
By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG
Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) -- At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a new....Fullstory

2014-10-01 05:42 PM

Premier, culture minister affirm support for democracy in Hong Kong

Central News Agency

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) Cabinet officials continued to voice support for a democratic Hong Kong Wednesday, as Taiwan's stance on....Fullstory

2014-10-01 05:34 PM

France's Socialists detail hefty spending cuts

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- France's Socialist government has detailed a 21 billion-euro ($26.5 billion) cost-cutting plan, the deepest-ever spending cuts in the country's modern history. Presenting the....Fullstory

2014-10-01 04:42 PM

Australian Parliament passes counterterror laws

Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The Australian Parliament has passed a raft of counterterrorism laws that extend secret service powers despite some lawmakers' concerns about its....Fullstory

2014-10-01 04:01 PM

Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests
By JIM KUHNHENN and JULIE PACE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's escalating militarism in the Middle East has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm....Fullstory

2014-10-01 03:01 PM

Agonizing wait for last victims of S. Korean ferry
By KIM TONG-HYUNG
Associated Press

JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- Kwon Oh-bok lives in a tent in a dimly lit gym on Jindo island, the building where hundreds of families....Fullstory

2014-10-01 02:42 PM

Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat dead at 87

Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat has died at the age of 87. Lahat's son Dan told Israel's Channel 10 that his father....Fullstory

2014-10-01 02:42 PM

Taiwan to present indigenous submarine plan to U.S.

Central News Agency

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) Taiwan will present a plan to build indigenous submarines at the upcoming United States-Taiwan Defense....Fullstory

2014-10-01 02:07 PM

No sign of PLA troop deployments in Guangdong, Hong Kong: Taiwan

Central News Agency

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) China has not engaged in a mass deployment of People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops in Guangdong....Fullstory

2014-10-01 01:46 PM

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