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Cabinet delays ‘6 days work, 1 day off’ by 2 months

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government announced Saturday it was postponing the August 1 introduction of its policy for people to have at least one...full story
updated 2016-07-30 09:29 PM
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Cabinet delays ‘6 days work, 1 day off’ by 2 months
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government announced Saturday it was postponing the August 1 introduction of its policy for people to have at least one....Fullstory

2016-07-30 09:29 PM

President marks anniversary of student activist’s death
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen and Education Minister Pan Wen-chung each marked the anniversary Saturday of the suicide of a student activist who....Fullstory

2016-07-30 07:48 PM

Philippine president calls off truce after rebel attack

Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine president has withdrawn a cease-fire order after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and failed to declare their own....Fullstory

2016-07-30 10:01 PM

Clinton, Trump struggle for national security upper hand
By ROBERT BURNS
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In their struggle for the upper hand on national security, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are emphasizing strikingly different themes - he....Fullstory

2016-07-30 03:42 PM

Hacker breaches a computer system Clinton campaign uses
By LISA LERER and ERIC TUCKER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials say a computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the....Fullstory

2016-07-30 03:42 PM

Courts strike blows to GOP voter restrictions in 3 states
By GREG MCCUNE
Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) -- Courts dealt setbacks on Friday to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification,....Fullstory

2016-07-30 10:01 AM

Human rights commission to continue monitoring Mexico case

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has adopted a plan to continue monitoring the investigation into the 2014 disappearance of 43 students....Fullstory

2016-07-30 06:22 AM

Donald Trump speech beats Hillary Clinton in TV viewership

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump pulled off the upset -- at least in television popularity. The Nielsen company estimated that 29.8 million people watched Hillary....Fullstory

2016-07-30 06:22 AM

Pentagon says no US military support for Turkey coup
By LOLITA C. BALDOR
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is flatly rejecting allegations by Turkey's president that the U.S. military was somehow involved in or in any way supported....Fullstory

2016-07-30 06:22 AM

Colombian official says some 1,300 Cubans stranded in town

Associated Press

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's government ombudsman's office says that nearly 1,300 Cubans who hope to make their way to the United States are stranded....Fullstory

2016-07-30 06:22 AM

NPP approaches KMT in poll NPP approaches KMT in poll
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Support levels for the New Power Party are approaching those of the main opposition Kuomintang, according to the results of an....Fullstory

2016-07-30 03:30 PM

Ex-President Lee arrives on Japan’s Ishigaki Ex-President Lee arrives on Japan’s Ishigaki
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Lee Teng-hui on Saturday arrived on the Japanese island of Ishigaki, where he is scheduled to hold a speech....Fullstory

2016-07-30 04:57 PM

Appeals court: North Carolina voter ID law unconstitutional
By EMERY P. DALESIO and JONATHAN DREW
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A federal appeals court ruled that a North Carolina law illegally targeted minorities with tougher ballot access rules, such as requiring....Fullstory

2016-07-30 04:01 PM

Gaza's Hamas hands out land hoping to avoid financial crisis
By FARES AKRAM
Associated Press

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Earth movers dig into sand dunes on land where once Jewish settlements stood -- prime real estate that the....Fullstory

2016-07-30 03:42 PM

Convention over, Clinton faces hacking, Trump criticism
By LISA LERER and JONATHAN LEMIRE
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A giddy if exhausted Hillary Clinton embarked on a post-convention Rust Belt bus tour just hours after becoming the first female....Fullstory

2016-07-30 03:22 PM

Policing protests when the protest is about police
By LISA MARIE PANE
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- The images offer a sharp contrast: In some places, police in SWAT gear wield batons or carry long guns as they patrol....Fullstory

2016-07-30 06:22 AM

Boy who killed neo-Nazi dad seeks Supreme Court review

Associated Press

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Lawyers for a Southern California boy who shot and killed his white supremacist father are trying to get the Supreme Court....Fullstory

2016-07-30 06:22 AM

The Latest: NC voters rejoice after voter ID law is blocked

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on a federal appeals court overturning North Carolina's voter ID law (all times local): 4:45 p.m. North Carolina voters who were....Fullstory

2016-07-30 06:22 AM

Former Brazilian President Silva to stand trial

Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A Brazilian judge has accepted charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for allegedly obstructing the corruption probe....Fullstory

2016-07-30 06:22 AM

Austrian court: Suggesting right-winger is Nazi is no crime

Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) -- An Austrian court has cleared a left-wing politician of defaming right-wing presidential candidate Norbert Hofer by suggesting he is a Nazi. Hofer took....Fullstory

2016-07-30 03:42 AM

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