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Friday, October 31, 2014
The Keelung District Court approved the prosecution's request for an extension on current Keelung city council speaker Huang Ching-tai's (黃景泰) detainment yesterday afternoon. Huang is currently in police custody with no visitation rights on allegations of extorting city funds. He is seeking re-election as Keelung's city council speaker.
Feeling comfortable with the sunny and breezy weather, world No. 1 Inbee Park and No. 6 Shanshan Feng each fired an 8 under 64 Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, the Taiwan leg of the LPGA tour.
AU Optronics Corp.'s (AUO, 友達) better-than-expected results for the third quarter of this year reflected the flat panel maker's efforts to adjust its product portfolio by producing high-end products, an analyst said Thursday.
National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan's top institution of higher education, has been named world's 105th in U.S. News and World Report's first Best Global Universities Rankings.
More than half of Taiwanese consumers made their most recent online purchase using mobile phones, the highest rate in the world, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday by search engine Google Inc.
Taiwan placed 19th in the World Bank's “Doing Business 2015” rankings, down one notch from a year earlier, the global financial institution said Tuesday.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
For its involvement in the most recent oil scandal, Ting Hsin International Group (頂新國際集團) should step away from the board of Taipei 101 and sell all of its stake in the building, Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) said yesterday.
Taiwan -- FDA to increase food security budget by 8 percent
Minister Chiang Been-huang (蔣丙煌) of the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) yesterday said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) will seek to increase its budget by approximately 8 percent to conduct food safety investigations overseas.
Taiwan -- Backpacker accuses cafe chain of illegally low pay in Australia
A Taiwanese man on a working holiday in Australia accused a branch of 85 Degrees Coffee (85度C) in Australia of violating the local minimum wage policy, during a press conference held by the Youth Labor Union 95 in Taipei, yesterday.
A 79-year-old man cut off his girlfriend's nose, ears, and upper lip and flushed them down the toilet yesterday after he found out that another man was courting her. The woman was treated at a Changhua hospital and is now in stable condition. Doctors said she is currently emotionally unstable.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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