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Legislature takes break after staff member faints
Legislature takes break after staff member faints

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan announced a break until Thursday morning after a member of staff was taken to hospital Wednesday evening as...full story
updated 2016-07-27 07:52 PM
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Legislature takes break after staff member faints Legislature takes break after staff member faints
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan announced a break until Thursday morning after a member of staff was taken to hospital Wednesday evening as....Fullstory

2016-07-27 07:52 PM

Judge dismisses manslaughter charge against Florida deputy
By CURT ANDERSON
Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday dismissed a manslaughter charge against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defense in the 2014 fatal shooting....Fullstory

2016-07-27 11:22 PM

Family of a Pakistani urges Indonesia to halt his execution

Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The sister of a Pakistani convicted of drug crimes has appealed the Indonesian government to spare the life of her ailing brother....Fullstory

2016-07-27 10:01 PM

Romania: council rules ex-PM plagiarized his doctoral thesis

Associated Press

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Former Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta will be stripped of his doctorate after a council upheld a verdict that he plagiarized....Fullstory

2016-07-27 09:22 PM

Officer says she wasn't aware Confederate flag offends some

Associated Press

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2016-07-27 09:01 PM

Ex-president says tribunal ruling 'unfair,' 'unreasonable' in WSJ

Central News Agency

Taipei, July 27 (CNA) Former President Ma Ying-jeou said the Taiwanese people are "furious" about a ruling handed down by a tribunal in favor of....Fullstory

2016-07-27 08:42 PM

Saudi Arabia: Israel visit doesn't reflect government stance

Associated Press

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry is distancing itself from a recent visit to Israel by a number of Saudi citizens, including....Fullstory

2016-07-27 08:22 PM

U.S. court rules against overseas group's removal of ROC flag

Central News Agency

San Francisco, July 27 (CNA) A U.S. district court of appeal in San Francisco has handed down a ruling against an overseas Chinese association....Fullstory

2016-07-27 07:46 PM

Italian banks in focus as Europe shrugs off Brexit _ for now
By PAN PYLAS and COLLEEN BARRY
Associated Press

MILAN (AP) -- About a month on from Britain's vote to leave the European Union, there's little evidence that economic activity across the continent has....Fullstory

2016-07-27 06:22 PM

Thousands of Mugabe supporters gather in Zimbabwe's capital

Associated Press

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2016-07-27 06:22 PM

Solomon Islands PM visits Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone Solomon Islands PM visits Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone
By Wendy Lee
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Wednesday visited Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone (EPZ) and Taiflex Scientific Co., to learn from Taiwan’s success story in....Fullstory

2016-07-27 03:38 PM

Egypt's scholars reject government-written sermons

Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) -- In a rebuke to the Egyptian government, the top religious scholars of Egypt's Al-Azhar have rejected new government measures to standardize Friday....Fullstory

2016-07-27 11:22 PM

Venezuela critics press for progress on presidential recall

Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's socialist government appears to be digging in its heels to stop a presidential recall vote -- and opponents are calling....Fullstory

2016-07-27 10:01 PM

Bill O'Reilly: Slaves that built White House were 'well-fed'

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Bill O'Reilly says the slaves who helped build the White House "were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government." The....Fullstory

2016-07-27 09:01 PM

Former New Hampshire police chief faces sex assault charges

Associated Press

KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- A former part-time police chief in western New Hampshire who was once suspected of murder has now been charged with sexually....Fullstory

2016-07-27 09:01 PM

EU again chides Poland over rule of law; threatens sanctions

Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's executive has again chided the Polish government over its treatment of the country's top constitutional court, and is giving....Fullstory

2016-07-27 08:22 PM

Romania PM wants plan for NATO multinational brigade

Associated Press

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania's prime minister has asked ministers to present him with a plan for the formation of a NATO multinational sea and....Fullstory

2016-07-27 08:22 PM

Correction: Yemen story

Associated Press

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- In a story on July 26 about Yemen's dialysis centers reaching a breaking point, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Doctors....Fullstory

2016-07-27 06:22 PM

EU appoints Frenchman Barnier as Brexit negotiator

Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has appointed Frenchman Michel Barnier to lead to the negotiations on Britain's exit from the union once London decides....Fullstory

2016-07-27 06:22 PM

Spain: Moroccans arrested for financing Islamic State group

Associated Press

MADRID (AP) -- Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested two Moroccan brothers suspected of sending money to finance the armed Islamic State group. A ministry....Fullstory

2016-07-27 06:22 PM

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