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Wang Dan still needs US re-entry permit first: NIA


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Immigration Agency said Tuesday it stood by its decision that Chinese democracy activist Wang Dan would only be allowed...full story
updated 2014-07-29 04:57 PM
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Wang Dan still needs US re-entry permit first: NIA

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Immigration Agency said Tuesday it stood by its decision that Chinese democracy activist Wang Dan would only be allowed....Fullstory

2014-07-29 04:57 PM

Control Yuan president scrapes by, 11 nominees fail Control Yuan president scrapes by, 11 nominees fail

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – By the narrowest possible margin, the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday approved the nomination of Central Election Commission Minister Chang Po-ya as....Fullstory

2014-07-29 02:27 PM

Legislature rejects 11 Control Yuan nominees, approves 16

Central News Agency

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) The Legislative Yuan rejected 11 nominees for the Control Yuan Tuesday, but approved 16 others during a....Fullstory

2014-07-29 08:46 PM

Turkish PM Erdogan returning Jewish American award

Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004, after....Fullstory

2014-07-29 08:22 PM

China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- China's anti-monopoly agency has announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up pressure on foreign technology companies. The agency said Tuesday it opened....Fullstory

2014-07-29 08:22 PM

Taiwan's military set to meet 2014 volunteer recruitment target: MND

Central News Agency

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Taiwan is expected to enlist more than 10,000 volunteer soldiers by the end of September, meeting....Fullstory

2014-07-29 08:03 PM

Legendary Catalonia politician gives up privileges

Associated Press

MADRID (AP) -- The former longtime leader of Spain's wealthy Catalonia region has given up his title as honorary regional president, along with lifetime government....Fullstory

2014-07-29 07:22 PM

Moeen banned from wearing political messages Moeen banned from wearing political messages

Associated Press

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) -- England allrounder Moeen Ali has been banned from displaying political messages on the field by the International Cricket Council, after wearing....Fullstory

2014-07-29 06:22 PM

Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk

Associated Press

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's government says it will allow the body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk to be brought into the country and....Fullstory

2014-07-29 05:01 PM

Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin
By AMIR SHAH
Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says a suicide bomber, his explosives hidden inside his turban, has assassinated the cousin of President Hamid Karzai. Dawa....Fullstory

2014-07-29 04:42 PM

Premier Jiang to appear in court over attempted murder lawsuit

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier Jiang Yi-huah has been summoned to appear in court over an attempted murder suit filed by protesters in the wake....Fullstory

2014-07-29 03:31 PM

Hungary's opposition asks EU to protect democracy

Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- An opposition group says it will ask the European Union to step up its oversight of democracy in Hungary after the....Fullstory

2014-07-29 09:01 PM

Asian News Digest, AS

Associated Press

ASIA: CHINA-SECURITY CZAR BEIJING -- China's ruling Communist Party announces an investigation into a feared ex-security chief, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's grip on power and breaking a....Fullstory

2014-07-29 08:42 PM

Immigration debate roils politics in US state Immigration debate roils politics in US state
By ALANNA DURKIN
Associated Press

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- In the U.S. state with the highest percentage of white residents, far from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration has....Fullstory

2014-07-29 08:22 PM

Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt
By JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- A man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to....Fullstory

2014-07-29 08:22 PM

German minister: best for Snowden to return to US

Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's justice minister says the best outcome for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden would be a deal with U.S. authorities to....Fullstory

2014-07-29 07:42 PM

Hyundai Mobis to build plant in Czech Republic

Associated Press

PRAGUE (AP) -- South Korea's Hyundai Mobis has signed a deal with the Czech government to build a car lights plant in the eastern part....Fullstory

2014-07-29 07:22 PM

EU clears state aid for ailing Polish carrier LOT

Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's antitrust authority has approved the Polish government's 200 million-euro ($270 million) bailout for its ailing national carrier, LOT airlines. The....Fullstory

2014-07-29 06:01 PM

Consumer Foundation faults MOTC in ETC toll problems

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

CF says MOTC has been too easy on FETC for its delays and mistakes in implementing ETC....Fullstory

2014-07-29 04:57 PM

Independent candidate quits Chiayi mayoral election

Central News Agency

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) A former member of the Kuomintang (KMT) announced Tuesday that she will drop out of the....Fullstory

2014-07-29 04:04 PM

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