Step 1 of 3 is complete for the Cabinet's infrastructure bill — but it wasn't easy

Step 1 of 3 is complete for the Cabinet's infrastructure bill — but it wasn't easy

Tough working conditions: DPP lawmakers read out budget items as their opposition counterparts tossed water bombs and flour.
Video update: 4 dead, 9 injured in accident on road to Yangmingshan

Video update: 4 dead, 9 injured in accident on road to Yangmingshan

A cement truck failed to stop as it approached an intersection, smashing into eight cars and running into a house plus two more parked cars.
Former KMT lawmaker Alex Tsai has been detained on embezzlement suspicions

Former KMT lawmaker Alex Tsai has been detained on embezzlement suspicions

He allegedly embezzled over NT$300 million from his former company and used it to pay bills as well as buy luxury property.
Remembering Robert Wu, founder of Eslite bookstore

Remembering Robert Wu, founder of Eslite bookstore

It was a search for meaning in his life that led Wu to develop Taiwan's renowned art-and-architecture bookstore chain, Eslite.
Yuan Zai isn't getting a brother or sister any time soon

Yuan Zai isn't getting a brother or sister any time soon

Maybe her parents are following their home country's one-child policy.
Man jumps off building to his death, lands on a pedestrian

Man jumps off building to his death, lands on a pedestrian

Taipei police received a report at 10 a.m. that a man had leaped from the city government's Songde office building in Xinyi District.
Four big-name Taiwanese tech firms have joined Apple in a legal war

Four big-name Taiwanese tech firms have joined Apple in a legal war

They are accusing Qualcomm of antitrust breaches after it sued them for following a suggestion from Apple to not pay license fees.
An ancient plate borrowed from Japan fell from its stand at National Palace Museum

An ancient plate borrowed from Japan fell from its stand at National Palace Museum

An expert is on their way from Japan to inspect the piece, which is suspected to have been damaged in the fall.
Taiwanese who allegedly impersonated police in Singapore get taken to the scene of the crime

Taiwanese who allegedly impersonated police in Singapore get taken to the scene of the crime

The men reportedly called victims, directed them to a fake Singapore Police Force website and instructed them to key in Internet banking details.
Taipei has become the first local gov't to give gay employees marriage and paternity leave

Taipei has become the first local gov't to give gay employees marriage and paternity leave

The city's action was made to ensure gay couples' rights, as lawmakers are yet to legalize same-sex marriage.
Taipei has had its second consecutive hottest day of the year

Taipei has had its second consecutive hottest day of the year

Just a day after sweltering at a new high of 36.8 degrees Celsius, Taipei has seen the mercury rise higher still.
How did it happen? The anatomy of Fengjia's deadly gas explosion

How did it happen? The anatomy of Fengjia's deadly gas explosion

Shocking but not surprising: The conditions that led to the explosions and fire have long been warned of.
A top swimmer has made some big accusations after missing out on Team Taiwan

A top swimmer has made some big accusations after missing out on Team Taiwan

Mitzi Ting, 22, was then offered a spot in the Universiade team -- but on principle, she refused to accept it.
The Transportation Ministry wants Ko Wen-je to shut his 'alarmist' mouth

The Transportation Ministry wants Ko Wen-je to shut his 'alarmist' mouth

The Taipei mayor is tangling with the central government over the progress of a disaster-prevention project in Taipei Railway Station.
These firefighters ordered a payout at McDonald's and got arrested instead

These firefighters ordered a payout at McDonald's and got arrested instead

The two allegedly abused their power as civil servants in a bid to get a payout after their son hurt himself on a McDonald's indoor playground.
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