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Each school can choose own curriculum: LY

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Each school should be allowed to choose which curriculum it wants to use, a discussion at the Legislative Yuan decided Tuesday...full story
updated 2015-08-04 01:56 PM
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Each school can choose own curriculum: LY
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Each school should be allowed to choose which curriculum it wants to use, a discussion at the Legislative Yuan decided Tuesday....Fullstory

2015-08-04 01:56 PM

Malaysia seeks amicable solution for China sea dispute
By EILEEN NG
Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia called Tuesday for more efforts to find a peaceful solution to rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea,....Fullstory

2015-08-04 03:22 PM

Tainan mayor impeached for failing to attend city council meetings

Central News Agency

Taipei, Aug. 4 (CNA) The Control Yuan voted on Tuesday to impeach Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te for failing to attend Tainan....Fullstory

2015-08-04 02:13 PM

Eric Chu is powerless to intergrate Kuomintang

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The controversial adjustments to high-school curriculum sparks heated debates and protests in the society, yet the ruling party, Kuomintang (KMT) seems divided when targeting the....Fullstory

2015-08-04 12:02 PM

Senate blocks bill to end funds for abortion provider
By ALAN FRAM
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has blocked a Republican effort to shut off federal funds for a national abortion provider organization. Monday's vote followed the release....Fullstory

2015-08-04 09:01 AM

Chile poll: Bachelet's approval rating at new low

Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A new poll says the approval rating of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is at its lowest level since she took office....Fullstory

2015-08-04 03:01 AM

UK state to start selling shares in nationalized bank RBS

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Treasury chief has authorized the sale of its stake in taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland -- the first step in recovering....Fullstory

2015-08-04 03:01 AM

Control Yuan impeaches Tainan mayor
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Control Yuan on Tuesday voted to impeach Tainan City Mayor William Lai over his refusal to attend city council meetings. After....Fullstory

2015-08-04 02:19 PM

Kuomintang votes against the extraordinary session Kuomintang votes against the extraordinary session
By Jocylin FC
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Kuomintang (KMT) held a party meeting in the morning of August 4. Lin Te-fu, secretary general of KMT, said all the party members who are....Fullstory

2015-08-04 02:31 PM

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Associated Press

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2015-08-04 01:42 PM

Kerry talks trade in Singapore before regional security meet
By MATTHEW LEE
Associated Press

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Singapore to talk up an Asia trade agreement that has hit snags in final....Fullstory

2015-08-04 09:56 AM

US Treasury sanctions Syrian government's energy networks

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Treasury Department is targeting 11 companies and individuals suspected of providing energy products the Syrian government of Bashar Assad is....Fullstory

2015-08-04 03:42 AM

Venezuela prevents opposition leader from running

Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan election officials have rejected a high-profile opposition leader's attempt to register as a candidate for upcoming congressional elections. Maria Corina Machado....Fullstory

2015-08-04 03:01 AM

Sheriff: Man fatally shoots defendant waiting at courthouse
By JEFF AMY
Associated Press

CANTON, Mississippi (AP) -- A man fatally shot a defendant waiting outside a Mississippi courthouse on Monday morning, and a suspect is in custody, the....Fullstory

2015-08-04 03:01 AM

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