Friday, August 1, 2014
United Daily News yesterday published a commentary on the attempted murder charges pressed against Premier Jiang Yi-huah over the widely covered eviction of activists who attempted to occupy the Executive Yuan in March, shedding light on some of the lawsuit's implications.
Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) Chairman Tseng Ming-chung (曾銘宗) yesterday rejected rumors that the 131.17-point tumble at the conclusion of yesterday's session was part of reprisals by foreign institutional investors over the regulator's plans to impose controls on reports published by their analysts.
Authorities in the United Kingdom are next week expected to make public their decision on whether or not the country will extradite a runaway Briton — convicted in Taiwan for a fatal hit-and-run in 2010 — to Taiwan to serve his sentence, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said yesterday.
Housing prices in Greater Taipei and Kaohsiung both dropped in the second quarter, while real estate prices in Taipei fell below the level of a year ago, according to a report released by Cathay Real Estate (國泰建設) yesterday.
Gong Tai-an (龔泰安), the captain of the fishing boat Jin-Qing No.12 involved in the killing of 13 of his crewmembers 15 years ago, was sentenced to 10 years behind bars by the Supreme Court yesterday after serving 13 years in Mauritius for the same crime.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has been doing its best to offer all necessary assistance to family members of the French nationals who died in a TransAsia Airways crash in the outlying island county of Penghu last week, a MOFA official said yesterday.
Exiled Chinese dissident Wang Dan (王丹) yesterday said his U.S. re-entry permit has been renewed by the U.S. government after he requested speedier progress in his travel document procedure, stressing that he is grateful for the U.S. government's “humanitarian support” and he will return to Taiwan for medical treatment as soon as possible.
Two working holiday agreements that Taiwan signed with two European countries, originally scheduled to take effect this June, have suffered delays due to internal affairs of the two countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) yesterday morning escorted 42 Taiwanese suspects back to Taiwan from the Philippines over their alleged involvement in an international online fraud ring.
It will cost just under NT$4 billion (US$133 million) to maintain Taiwan's nearly completed but not operational fourth nuclear power plant for three years, according to Deputy Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) on Thursday.