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Court hands murderer a ‘lenient’ 18-year sentence - World News
Court hands murderer a ‘lenient’ 18-year sentence 14 days ago
The Taichung branch of the Taiwan High Court yesterday overturned a life sentence for a man convicted of a brutal killing last year, handing down a reduced 18-year prison term and sparking outrage from the public over the sentence many perceive to be le
Councilor sorry for hitting officer, slams undue force -World News
Councilor sorry for hitting officer, slams undue force 14 days ago
Independent New Taipei City Councilor Adrean Lee (李婉鈺) yesterday apologized for assaulting a police officer, but said she would file charges against the police for excessive use of force. Lee was early yesterday morning arrested aft
Lai proposes ban on all fossil fuel-powered vehicles -World News
Lai proposes ban on all fossil fuel-powered vehicles 14 days ago
The nation should consider phasing out cars powered by fossil fuels to reduce air pollution, following the model of some European countries, Premier William Lai (賴清德) has said. Some European nations have announced that they would pl
Taipei not to shield sewage dumpers -World News
Taipei not to shield sewage dumpers 14 days ago
The Taipei City Government would not shield those at fault if evidence proves that the Pali Sewage Treatment Plant (八里污水處理廠) illegally dumped sewage into the ocean, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文
Trade office in Nigeria to move in two weeks: Lee -World News
Trade office in Nigeria to move in two weeks: Lee 14 days ago
Taiwan’s trade office in Nigeria is to be relocated to Lagos within two weeks, Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee (李大維) said yesterday, after the Nigerian government ordered the office moved out of the capital, Abuja, repor
2018 Local Elections: Ko leading race for next year’s Taipei mayoral vote: poll -World News
2018 Local Elections: Ko leading race for next year’s Taipei mayoral vote: poll 14 days ago
The results of a poll conducted by the Taiwan Competitiveness Forum show Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) in the lead in next year’s Taipei mayoral elections. The results were announced yesterday at a news conference by the forum&
2018 Local Elections:  KMT denies it compiled list of ‘dream candidates’ -World News
2018 Local Elections: KMT denies it compiled list of ‘dream candidates’ 14 days ago
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday dismissed media reports that it has compiled a list of “dream candidates” for next year’s local elections, saying that the party’s nomination of candidates will conform to the princip
2018 Local Elections: DPP names nine for re-election -World News
2018 Local Elections: DPP names nine for re-election 14 days ago
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday announced its candidates for nine cities and counties governed by DPP members, with the party opting to nominate all nine mayors and commissioners for re-election. The nine incumbents are: Keelung Mayor L
FEATURE: Politicians, celebrities back rising e-sports -World News
FEATURE: Politicians, celebrities back rising e-sports 15 days ago
Professional gaming’s rising profile in Taiwan has gained the attention of politicians as a promising sector of the economy that could boost employment, raise the nation’s international profile and stimulate spending. The Legislative Yuan on
E-SPORTS: Triumphant SMG return to fanfare -World News
E-SPORTS: Triumphant SMG return to fanfare 15 days ago
Professional gaming team SMG returned from South Korea on Monday with a championship trophy, having won the international championship for Arena of Valor, a multiplayer online battle arena game. SMG’s members were given a hero’s welcome by f
Retiree transforms recyclable waste into craft items -World News
Retiree transforms recyclable waste into craft items 15 days ago
Retired teacher Chang Jen-chang (張仁彰), 57, transforms discarded handbag straps, straws, bottles and other items into vases, decorative pieces and other environmentally friendly craft items. Chang has a street vendor license for sell
EPA calls on suppliers to adjust to microbead ban -World News
EPA calls on suppliers to adjust to microbead ban 15 days ago
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) yesterday reiterated its plan to prohibit the import, production and sale of products containing plastic microbeads from Jan. 1, and urged suppliers of such products to adjust their ingredients as soon a
Changhua councilor helps exorcism of local woman -World News
Changhua councilor helps exorcism of local woman 15 days ago
While elected officials are frequently called upon to perform services for their constituents, independent Changhua County Councilor Chang Syue-ru (張雪如) on Thursday last week said that exorcising an evil spirit was among her politic
Court upholds jail term for child-beater -World News
Court upholds jail term for child-beater 15 days ago
The Supreme Court yesterday upheld an eight-year prison term handed to a father of three surnamed Huang (黃) for subjecting two of his children to physical abuse and violence, which put one of them into a coma. The Taiwan High Court had previously
Navy to scrap deal unless Ching Fu pays NT$720m -World News
Navy to scrap deal unless Ching Fu pays NT$720m 15 days ago
Ching Fu Shipbuilding Co (慶福造船) is in arrears on bond payment obligations amounting to NT$720 million (US$24 million) and the shipbuilder has until Friday next week to pay them before the government terminates a contract with
Cabinet to raise Southbound tender goals, sources say -World News
Cabinet to raise Southbound tender goals, sources say 15 days ago
The Executive Yuan is prepared to raise its tender goals for New Southbound Policy infrastructure projects by 10 percent, as the goals for this year have already been surpassed, sources said yesterday. Concerned by predictions of poor economic performan
Start-up plan may be harmful: union -World News
Start-up plan may be harmful: union 15 days ago
The Executive Yuan’s plan to help 1,000 doctoral degree holders establish 100 research-based firms might cause more harm than good, the Taiwan Higher Education Union said. The rate of success for entrepreneurship is relatively low, union president
Orderly progression leads to deadlines being met, Ko says -World News
Orderly progression leads to deadlines being met, Ko says 15 days ago
The government should focus on doing things step by step so projects will be completed on time, and that even though he hopes to win re-election, campaigning is not as important as properly doing one’s daily job, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯&#
Trio escape prosecution over monitoring radar site -World News
Trio escape prosecution over monitoring radar site 15 days ago
Two employees of Tsung Chen Technologies (TC Tech) accused of violating the Classified National Security Information Protection Act (國家機密保護法) had their indictments delayed by the Shilin District Court yes
Ma attend court hearing -World News
Ma attend court hearing 15 days ago
Former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) violated the Constitution and abused his presidential authority when he leaked confidential information obtained from a wiretap in a case that was under judicial review, prosecutors and lawyers sa
Deal reported on leagues’ funds, new foundation -World News
Deal reported on leagues’ funds, new foundation 15 days ago
A Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for continued funding of a KMT-affiliated organization if the KMT does not boycott a DPP-backed foundation, sources said.
Lawmakers pass act covering rentals -World News
Lawmakers pass act covering rentals 15 days ago
The Property Rental Market Development and Regulation Act (租賃住宅市場發展及管理條例), which is to give tax deductions to landlords who entrust their properties to a manageme
Taxi trio accused of credit card fraud -World News
Taxi trio accused of credit card fraud 16 days ago
Three Taiwan Taxi Co (台灣大車隊) drivers who received suspiciously high payments of NT$240,000 were turned over to the New Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office on suspicion of credit card fraud last week after a compa
The woman who brought menstrual cups to Taiwan -World News
The woman who brought menstrual cups to Taiwan 16 days ago
The government in February lifted the ban on the sale of menstrual cups — which prevent leakage during menstruation — following an online campaign launched by 35-year-old Tseng Ying-fan (曾穎凡). Tseng in an interview earli
Doctor warns heating can cause fentanyl overdoses -World News
Doctor warns heating can cause fentanyl overdoses 16 days ago
People who use fentanyl patches to relieve severe and long-lasting pain should avoid using an electric blanket near a patch or sunbathing, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. Lin Chih-peng (林至芃), director of National Taiwan