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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Remaining running mates revealed
A final picture of the 2016 presidential race in Taiwan emerged as the Peoples First Party (PFP) and the Kuomintang (KMT) officially announced their vice presidential candidates yesterday. For the first time in Taiwan's electoral history, all three major political parties have fielded running mates that are not of the same party affiliation as their presidential candidate.
Chemical-tainted processed meat probed
A Taipei-based hot dog and ham production company has been accused of using non-food grade chemical ingredients in its products, the Taipei City Health Department announced yesterday, and the products are thought to have affected at least five stores, including breakfast shops.
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Two dead, seven arrested in raid targeting Paris attack mastermind
Amid gunfire and explosions, police raided a suburban Paris apartment where the suspected mastermind of last week's attacks was believed to be holed up Wednesday. The siege ended with two deaths and seven arrests but no clear information on the fugitive's fate.
 > Europe
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday demanded mainland China end artificial island building in the hotly contested South China Sea, upping the pressure on Beijing at a regional leaders' summit.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Eric Chu taps former labor head as running mate and James Soong taps Hsu Hsin-ying
Taipei - Eric Chu, chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and its presidential candidate, has named former Labor Minister Wang Ju-hsuan as his running mate in the Jan. 16, 2016 presidential election.
YOLA, Nigeria -- A night-time suicide bombing blamed on Boko Haram extremists killed 32 people and wounded 80 Tuesday at a truck stop in northeastern Nigeria, an emergency official said.
 > Africa
Paris police raid building in raid on attacks planner
SAINT-DENIS, France -- A woman wearing an explosive suicide vest blew herself up as heavily armed police tried to storm a suburban Paris apartment where the suspected mastermind of last week's attacks was believed to be holed up, police said Wednesday.
 > Europe
The Legislature yesterday passed a bill repealing a capital gains tax on equity trades that had been scheduled to come into force in 2018.
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The Kuomintang (KMT) caucus yesterday resurrected accusations against Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice presidential candidate Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) of academic plagiarism, which were first directed at him in 2007..
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Obama offers SE Asian allies military aid as China tensions rise
U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered the Philippines a warship as part of a US$250-million aid package to Southeast Asian allies worried about Chinese efforts to control the South China Sea.
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