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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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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) 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 FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 file photo, Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen fire at Islamic State group positions during an operation outside Amirli, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. The vengeance that Iraq 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) 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) U.S. President Barack Obama, center, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, right, and Canadian Minister of Trade, Ed Fast, left, join other world leaders during a tree planting ceremony at Friendship Lawn, Yanqi Lake for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 in Beijing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) In this Nov. 8, 2014 photo, the smoke of incense burnt in a huge censer makes a foreign Muslim visitor's eyes water at at Sensoji Buddhist temple 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 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) U.S. President Barack Obama, left, walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, as he gestures towards Russian President Vladimir Putin after taking a group photo for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit held at the International Convention Center in Yanqi Lake, Beijing, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) An Israeli soldier inspects a vehicle at the scene of an attack near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Alon Shvut Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. Palestinian assailants on Monday carried out a pair of stabbing attacks in Tel Aviv and the West Bank, police said, killing an Israeli teenage girl and gravely wounding a soldier as a wave of Arab unrest appeared to be gaining strength. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
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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

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Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2014-11-28 03:57 PM

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Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2014-11-28 02:39 PM

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Associated Press

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2014-11-28 10:01 PM

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Associated Press

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2014-11-28 09:22 PM

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By The Associated Press
Associated Press

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2014-11-28 09:01 PM

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2014-11-28 08:42 PM

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By The Associated Press
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2014-11-28 07:01 PM

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Central News Agency

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2014-11-28 06:52 PM

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Central News Agency

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2014-11-28 06:23 PM

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Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2014-11-28 05:06 PM

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Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2014-11-28 03:18 PM

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Associated Press

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2014-11-28 10:01 PM

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2014-11-28 09:42 PM

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2014-11-28 09:22 PM

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2014-11-28 08:42 PM

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2014-11-28 07:22 PM

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2014-11-28 07:01 PM

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2014-11-28 06:42 PM

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2014-11-28 05:22 PM

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