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Safety work on Taipei Dome completed

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The temporary work to strengthen the safety of the Taipei Dome has been completed, the Taipei City Government said Wednesday, though...full story
updated 2015-07-29 08:01 PM
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Safety work on Taipei Dome completed
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The temporary work to strengthen the safety of the Taipei Dome has been completed, the Taipei City Government said Wednesday, though....Fullstory

2015-07-29 08:01 PM

Shanghai vice mayor to meet Ko
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Shanghai Vice Mayor Weng Tiehui will meet Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je in a step closer toward holding a two-city forum,....Fullstory

2015-07-29 03:30 PM

Taiwan to honor Spanish parliamentarian for efforts to promote ties

Central News Agency

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Taiwan will bestow a medal upon Spanish parliamentarian Francisco Vano Ferre in recognition of his long-term....Fullstory

2015-07-29 09:18 PM

Major events in the life of Taliban leader Mullah Omar
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Here is a list of major events in the life of reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar: 1962 -- Omar is born in the southern Afghan....Fullstory

2015-07-29 08:22 PM

Greece's Tsipras: party rebels could force early election

Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister says he does not want early elections, but rebels within his radical left Syriza party could force his....Fullstory

2015-07-29 08:01 PM

4 Taiwanese arrested in Philippines for working without work visas

Central News Agency

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Four Taiwanese nationals were among 100-plus foreigners recently arrested in the Philippines for working illegally,....Fullstory

2015-07-29 07:25 PM

Iraqi government declares 4-day holiday over severe heatwave

Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's Council of Ministers has declared a four-day mandatory holiday beginning Thursday as temperatures are set to soar above 50 degrees Celsius....Fullstory

2015-07-29 06:22 PM

Elders touched by students Taiwan tour to protest altered curricula Elders touched by students Taiwan tour to protest altered curricula
By Jocylin FC
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Two students who protested against altered curricula by travelling around Taiwan on foot touched the heart of a 72 years old lady. Taichung Mayor Lin....Fullstory

2015-07-29 05:25 PM

Iran, France talk of 'new era' in ties after nuclear deal

Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state media say French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius' visit to Iran is the start of a "new era" in bilateral....Fullstory

2015-07-29 05:01 PM

Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift
By VANESSA GERA
Associated Press

PIONKI, Poland (AP) -- Marek Bogacki feels life in Poland 26 years after the fall of communism could hardly be better. Wearing a fine shirt and....Fullstory

2015-07-29 05:01 PM

New Taipei ex-vice mayor named in construction scandal New Taipei ex-vice mayor named in construction scandal
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former New Taipei City Vice Mayor Hsu Chih-chien was being investigated in a corruption case related to urban renovation, reports said....Fullstory

2015-07-29 04:55 PM

Diaoyutai Islands belong to Taiwan: Tsai Diaoyutai Islands belong to Taiwan: Tsai
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The sovereignty over the Japanese-held Diaoyutai Islands belongs to Taiwan, Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen declared Wednesday, contradicting a statement....Fullstory

2015-07-29 02:23 PM

AP PHOTOS: Greece's odyssey through its latest crisis
By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS and DOMENICO STINELLIS
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- It began with a Greek outburst of national defiance against years of budget cuts and quickly turned into a financial nightmare....Fullstory

2015-07-29 08:22 PM

Activists warn of refugee housing crisis in German capital

Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) -- An activist group says some 1,000 refugees are currently sleeping rough in the German capital because authorities in Berlin are unable to....Fullstory

2015-07-29 08:01 PM

Putin: Russia will oppose international tribunal for MH17

Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has indicated that Moscow will veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court....Fullstory

2015-07-29 08:01 PM

Ma hopes to see growing education exchanges between Taiwan, U.K.

Central News Agency

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou said Tuesday that the number of Taiwanese students studying in the United Kingdom....Fullstory

2015-07-29 07:21 PM

23 people missing from military helicopter accident in Laos

Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) -- The Lao News Agency says 23 people have been missing after a Laotian army helicopter had an accident after leaving the capital....Fullstory

2015-07-29 05:42 PM

Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions

Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Wednesday in Beijing amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding....Fullstory

2015-07-29 05:25 PM

Israel rules contested West Bank complex must be demolished

Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that a contested West Bank settlement housing complex must be demolished. The Israeli government had fought the ruling....Fullstory

2015-07-29 05:01 PM

Myanmar's democracy leader to contest November election

Associated Press

THANLYIN, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's democracy leader and lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi has registered for a seat in November elections. Suu Kyi submitted her papers....Fullstory

2015-07-29 05:01 PM

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