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Ko to reach quick decision on bus lane


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je said Saturday he would determine the fate of a controversial bus lane before his inauguration, while...full story
updated 2014-12-20 04:15 PM
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Ko to reach quick decision on bus lane

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je said Saturday he would determine the fate of a controversial bus lane before his inauguration, while....Fullstory

2014-12-20 04:15 PM

KMT and DPP squabble about speakers’ elections

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang and the Democratic Progressive Party traded accusations about the crucial December 25 elections of city and county council speakers....Fullstory

2014-12-20 05:17 PM

Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

Associated Press

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2014-12-20 06:22 PM

2016 hopeful Ben Carson pledges support for Israel
By JOSEF FEDERMAN
Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) -- In his first visit to Israel, prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he is in awe of the Jewish state, inspired....Fullstory

2014-12-20 04:22 PM

U.S. arms sales help Taiwan maintain self-defense: defense ministry

Central News Agency

Taipei, Dec. 20 (CNA) U.S. arms sales to Taiwan help bolster its defense capabilities, a Taiwanese defense official said Saturday,....Fullstory

2014-12-20 01:28 PM

Obama signs bill deepening US-Israeli cooperation

Associated Press

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2014-12-20 09:02 AM

Obama signs massive defense spending bill

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a massive U.S. defense policy bill that endorses his plan to fight Islamic State....Fullstory

2014-12-20 09:01 AM

Brazil trying to make good use of new stadiums
By TALES AZZONI
Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) -- It's white elephant time for World Cup stadiums -- again. When the World Cup ended, Brazil was left with a sense of....Fullstory

2014-12-20 06:01 AM

Global oil impact: Who's hurting, happy, hopeful
By JONATHAN FAHEY
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Oil's plunge is spreading both pain and gain across the globe. The price of a barrel has fallen by about half since....Fullstory

2014-12-20 03:02 AM

Hackers gloat over 'The Interview' cancellation in new email
By JAKE COYLE
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hackers have sent a new email to Sony Pictures Entertainment, praising the studio as "very wise" to cancel the release of....Fullstory

2014-12-20 03:02 AM

Tsai calls for cooperation by local governments

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Local governments should cooperate more closely in order to compensate for the shortcomings of the central government, Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman....Fullstory

2014-12-20 02:53 PM

White House gives long-awaited reply to fishing incident petition

Central News Agency

Taipei, Dec. 20 (CNA) The White House has finally replied to a petition asking for U.S. assistance to prevent Taiwanese....Fullstory

2014-12-20 07:19 PM

Falling oil prices worry Algeria
By KARIM KEBIR and PAUL SCHEMM
Associated Press

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- With oil prices at their lowest in five years and showing few signs of hitting bottom, Algeria is feeling the pinch. Though....Fullstory

2014-12-20 06:22 PM

Iraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortages
By SAMEER N. YACOUB and SINAN SALAHEDDIN
Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Abu Murtada al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State....Fullstory

2014-12-20 02:43 PM

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign
By PAUL ELIAS
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Radical environmentalists were found in contempt of court Friday for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to....Fullstory

2014-12-20 09:02 AM

Obama imposes sanctions on Crimea, echoes EU
By JIM KUHNHENN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama banned new investments in Crimea on Friday, slapping sanctions on the peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine earlier this....Fullstory

2014-12-20 09:02 AM

Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward
By DERRIK J. LANG
Associated Press

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2014-12-20 06:01 AM

Obama: Debate to lift Cuban trade embargo not expected soon

Associated Press

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2014-12-20 06:01 AM

Rio Mayor: Rio 2016 spending transparent, open
By STEPHEN WADE
Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said Friday that local organizers were "completely open to all inspection and transparency" involving....Fullstory

2014-12-20 03:02 AM

Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude
By KEN DILANIAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of President George W. Bush's national security....Fullstory

2014-12-20 03:02 AM

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