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DPP leader calls on President Ma to halt nuclear project


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an open letter published Friday, Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Su Tseng-chang called on President Ma Ying-jeou to hald the construction...full story
updated 2014-04-18 03:41 PM
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DPP leader calls on President Ma to halt nuclear project

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an open letter published Friday, Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Su Tseng-chang called on President Ma Ying-jeou to hald the construction....Fullstory

2014-04-18 03:41 PM

New Coast Guard vessel launched in Kaohsiung

Central News Agency

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2014-04-18 04:25 PM

BC-AP Americas Digest

Associated Press

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2014-04-18 02:01 PM

Premier blasts DPP bid for 'special' referendum on nuclear plant

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 18 (CNA) Premier Jiang Yi-huah Friday blasted the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as "very irresponsible" for....Fullstory

2014-04-18 12:48 PM

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By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and FRANK BAJAK
Associated Press

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2014-04-18 12:42 PM

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By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez: ___ "A thousand years of loneliness and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time!" --....Fullstory

2014-04-18 12:22 PM

Repairs of protest damages to legislature paid for by businessman

Central News Agency

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2014-04-18 11:55 AM

California cross-border airport clears key hurdle
By ELLIOT SPAGAT
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that it has reached agreement with an investor group to clear the way for....Fullstory

2014-04-18 11:01 AM

Apartheid abuse cases against Ford, IBM go ahead

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge in New York has given new life to lawsuits that seek to hold IBM and Ford liable for....Fullstory

2014-04-18 09:01 AM

Dodgers' Puig focuses on baseball despite threats Dodgers' Puig focuses on baseball despite threats
By JANIE McCAULEY
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig says he is trying to maintain his focus on baseball despite reports that smugglers who....Fullstory

2014-04-18 09:01 AM

Legislative Yuan will not sue students

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng said Friday he would not sue the students who occupied the chamber for 24 days for compensation,....Fullstory

2014-04-18 02:52 PM

Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade

Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's president has underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West during a military parade marking the country's National Army....Fullstory

2014-04-18 02:42 PM

Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules
By ALICIA A. CALDWELL
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants....Fullstory

2014-04-18 01:22 PM

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87 Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and FRANK BAJAK
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his....Fullstory

2014-04-18 12:42 PM

Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert
By JOHN CARUCCI
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- During the 25th Annual Rain Forest concert at Carnegie Hall, Chairwoman Trudie Styler introduced a man that recently found out he....Fullstory

2014-04-18 12:42 PM

Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial
By BEN FOX
Associated Press

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) -- Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less....Fullstory

2014-04-18 12:22 PM

US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record
By LARRY NEUMEISTER
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in....Fullstory

2014-04-18 11:42 AM

Rob Ford acknowledges "rocky moments" at rally

Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) -- Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is acknowledging "some rocky moments over the past year" but is vowing to fight harder than ever....Fullstory

2014-04-18 09:42 AM

Friday, April 25
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Today is Friday, April 25, the 115th day of 2014. There are 250 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1707 - British....Fullstory

2014-04-18 09:01 AM

4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme

Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Prosecutors say a fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme....Fullstory

2014-04-18 09:01 AM

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