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President Ma’s KMT faces tough test in local elections
President Ma’s KMT faces tough test in local elections


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than 18 million citizens are eligible to vote Saturday in regional and local elections which could upset the balance of...full story
updated 2014-11-28 05:40 PM
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Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol, on the bus, arrives for verdict and sentence session at Gwangju District Court in Gwangju, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. South Korean prosecutors on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014,  demanded the death penalty for the captain of the ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people, and life sentences to three key crew members, a court official said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Hyung Min-woo) KOREA OUT FILE - In this March 13, 2013 file photo, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, right, speaks to his wife Angelica Rivera as they attend a ceremony launching the program "Life insurance for female heads of family" at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City. Pena Nieto is facing a rising tide of angry protests over the disappearance of 43 students and increasingly sharp questions about his wife In this Nov. 8, 2014 photo, a sign of newly built prayer room is seen at Shinjuku Takashimaya department store in Tokyo.  Takashimaya, a popular department store in Tokyo, recently opened a prayer room because a growing number of Southeast Asian shoppers asking for one, its company spokesman said. The prayer room comes equipped with a facility for ritual washing and an arrow pointing in the direction of Mecca.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) In this Nov. 8, 2014 photo, a sign of newly built prayer room is seen at Shinjuku Takashimaya department store in Tokyo.  Takashimaya, a popular department store in Tokyo, recently opened a prayer room because a growing number of Southeast Asian shoppers asking for one, its company spokesman said. The prayer room comes equipped with a facility for ritual washing and an arrow pointing in the direction of Mecca.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) From left to right, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as "Jokowi", arrive at the the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit plenary session at the International Convention Center, Yanqi, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool) Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol, arrives for verdicts as the ship's crew members are charged with negligence and abandonment of passengers in the disaster at Gwangju District Court in Gwangju, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. South Korea said Tuesday it has ended underwater searches for the remaining missing people from April's ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people in one of the country's deadliest disasters in decades. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Hyung Min-woo) KOREA OUT Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, looks back at U.S. President Barack Obama, left, as they arrive with Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, at the the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit plenary session at the International Convention Center, Yanqi, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 in Beijing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool) U.S. President Barack Obama, left,  Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, arrive at the the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit plenary session at the International Convention Center, Yanqi, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 in Beijing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool) In this Nov. 8, 2014 photo, foreign Muslim visitors shop at a store at Asakusa district, in Tokyo. Looking ahead to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is trying to boost tourism as part of his FILE -   In this  Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, file photo, Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen chant anti-terrorism slogans after breaking the siege on 15,000 Shiite Turkmens stranded in the farming community town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against Sunni Islamic State group positions, 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. The vengeance that Iraq
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President Ma’s KMT faces tough test in local elections President Ma’s KMT faces tough test in local elections

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than 18 million citizens are eligible to vote Saturday in regional and local elections which could upset the balance of....Fullstory

2014-11-28 05:40 PM

Tsai asks voters to question their standard of living

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen called on voters Friday to set aside their ideology and instead reflect on whether their....Fullstory

2014-11-28 03:57 PM

Ko ends campaign on musical note Ko ends campaign on musical note

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Opposition Taipei City mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je ended the final day of campaigning Friday on a musical note, while earlier in....Fullstory

2014-11-28 02:39 PM

French president visits Ebola-stricken Guinea French president visits Ebola-stricken Guinea

Associated Press

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande has arrived in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard by Ebola. In....Fullstory

2014-11-28 09:22 PM

-AP European News Digest at 1200 GMT, AP

Associated Press

TOP STORIES FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014 TURKEY-POPE ANKARA, Turkey -- Pope Francis arrived in Turkey on Friday at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as....Fullstory

2014-11-28 08:42 PM

Hong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leader Hong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leader
By KELVIN CHAN
Associated Press

HONG KONG (AP) -- At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on -- and ultimately help defeat -- Hong Kong authorities' plans....Fullstory

2014-11-28 07:22 PM

UK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrants UK's Cameron to curb benefits for immigrants

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron says migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months,....Fullstory

2014-11-28 07:01 PM

Sarkozy's back _ but can he regain the presidency?

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- Nicolas Sarkozy is the frontrunner as French conservatives choose their new leader over the next two days, a crucial step in his....Fullstory

2014-11-28 06:42 PM

EU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yet EU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yet

Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The head of the European Union's executive is opting not to sanction France or Italy just yet over their failure to meet....Fullstory

2014-11-28 05:22 PM

India believes its abducted workers in Iraq alive

Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) -- The Indian government believes 39 Indian citizens abducted nearly six months ago by the Islamic State group near the Iraqi town....Fullstory

2014-11-28 04:42 PM

President Ma stumps full day for KMT candidates

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Ma Ying-jeou spent the final day of the campaign for Saturday’s “nine-in-one” elections stumping on behalf of the Kuomintang’s embattled....Fullstory

2014-11-28 05:06 PM

Lien rolls out big guns for campaign finale Lien rolls out big guns for campaign finale

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang Taipei City mayoral candidate Sean Lien invited all the ruling party’s top names to his final campaign rally in front....Fullstory

2014-11-28 03:18 PM

French president to visit Ebola-stricken Guinea French president to visit Ebola-stricken Guinea

Associated Press

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande is about to arrive in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a country hit hard....Fullstory

2014-11-28 09:22 PM

Image of Asia: New officers join India's air force Image of Asia: New officers join India's air force
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

In this photo by Aijaz Rahi, an Indian air force graduate is tossed in the air by his colleagues after their passing out parade ceremony....Fullstory

2014-11-28 09:01 PM

Asian News Digest, AS

Associated Press

ASIA: HONG KONG-STUDENT LEADER HONG KONG -- At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on -- and ultimately help defeat -- Hong Kong authorities'....Fullstory

2014-11-28 08:42 PM

Sri Lanka candidate vows to protect incumbent
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate says he does not support an international war crimes prosecution against incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa's....Fullstory

2014-11-28 07:01 PM

KMT, DPP heads make final frenetic pitch for votes on election eve

Central News Agency

Taipei, Nov. 28 (CNA) The heads of the ruling and opposition parties traveled around Taiwan Friday to make final appeals....Fullstory

2014-11-28 06:52 PM

Voter turnout expected to approach 70 percent: CEC

Central News Agency

Taipei, Nov. 28 (CNA) Voter turnout for the 9-in-1 local government elections is estimated to reach between 65 percent and....Fullstory

2014-11-28 06:23 PM

French Parliament debates recognizing Palestine

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- French legislators are debating whether to pressure the government to recogne a Palestinian state, in hopes that helps lead to lasting Middle....Fullstory

2014-11-28 05:22 PM

Businessman whose party was barred leaves Moldova

Associated Press

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- A businessman whose pro-Russian party was barred from this weekend's elections in Moldova has left the country, saying he feared arrest. Renato....Fullstory

2014-11-28 04:22 PM

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