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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The medical team appointed to determine whether former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) is in need of medical parole refused to comment on its ultimate verdict yesterday, while many are speculating that Chen will be released in time for Chinese New Year.
Taiwan -- Malaysia's IOI Properties files to buy 37.1% of Taipei 101
The Investment Commission (投審會) said it has received Malaysia-based IOI Properties Group's application to buy a 37.1-percent stake in Taipei Financial Center Corp. (TFCC), which operates Taipei 101.
Transportation a Minister Yeh Kuang-shih (葉匡時) announced yesterday that the upcoming Chinese New Year holidays will see the first-ever special occasion price adjustment for train tickets.
Taiwan -- Kuomintang, radio host file lawsuits against each other
The Kuomintang (KMT) and political pundit radio host Clara Chou (周玉蔻) yesterday filed simultaneous lawsuits against each other in a case revolving around Chou's recent claims that the party accepted campaign financing from Ting Hsin International Group (頂新國際集團).
Taiwan -- Taiwan reviews same-sex marriage bill
A proposed amendment to the Civil Code that aims to legalize same-sex marriage became a hot topic of debate at a committee in Taiwan's Legislature Monday, marking the first time that such a bill has ever been reviewed at the parliamentary level in East Asia.
Taiwan's credit information index received the highest ranking, indicating the availability of quality credit information in the nation, based on the Doing Business 2015 report released by the World Bank. 
The general direction for Taiwan's policies on China will remain unchanged despite the ruling party's devastating loss in last month's elections, according to the head of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) on Monday.
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Police arrested a British-Chinese suspect in Taipei on Dec. 19 on suspicion of trafficking illicit drugs to Taiwan, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) announced.
A cold air mass is keeping temperatures low across the island, with the mercury likely to drop to 13 degrees Celsius in Northern Taiwan overnight Monday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.
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Those who plan to celebrate Christmas Eve outdoors should have their raincoats ready as showers are likely in most parts of the country, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Monday.
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