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Politician sentenced to 10 years in Twin Towers scandal
Politician sentenced to 10 years in Twin Towers scandal


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ex-Kuomintang Taipei City Councilor Lai Su-ru was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday for accepting bribes in the Twin Towers...full story
updated 2014-10-31 06:00 PM
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Politician sentenced to 10 years in Twin Towers scandal Politician sentenced to 10 years in Twin Towers scandal

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ex-Kuomintang Taipei City Councilor Lai Su-ru was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday for accepting bribes in the Twin Towers....Fullstory

2014-10-31 06:00 PM

Pingtung County mistakenly handed Ting Hsin secret message Pingtung County mistakenly handed Ting Hsin secret message

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Pingtung County Government’s Public Health Bureau admitted Friday it had erroneously passed on confidential Ministry of Health and Welfare documents....Fullstory

2014-10-31 02:17 PM

Ma laments meeting with Xi could not take place in APEC summit

Central News Agency

Taipei, Oct. 31 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou said Friday that it was indeed a pity that he and Chinese President....Fullstory

2014-10-31 11:42 PM

US ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola
By CARA ANNA
Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador, who has just returned from a visit to the countries worst-affected by Ebola, says she is self-monitoring for....Fullstory

2014-10-31 11:22 PM

Zambia's acting president appeals for calm

Associated Press

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- Zambia's temporary leader says security forces will not tolerate any violence or other illegal activity as the country mourns President Michael....Fullstory

2014-10-31 11:01 PM

Thai prime minister, an ex-general, is millionaire

Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) -- Asset disclosures by members of Thailand's military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they....Fullstory

2014-10-31 10:22 PM

UK Treasury chief set to pay off World War I bonds

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Britain is repaying some of the 2 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) it still owes investors who helped finance World War I. As Europe....Fullstory

2014-10-31 09:42 PM

North Korean Ebola policies hit tourism businesses
By DIDI TANG
Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- North Korea's quarantine of foreigners to prevent Ebola has not disrupted business with the nation's largest trading partner, Chinese businesspeople say, although....Fullstory

2014-10-31 09:22 PM

Asian News Digest, AS

Associated Press

ASIA: SRI LANKA-MUDSLIDE KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lankan authorities warn of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores....Fullstory

2014-10-31 08:22 PM

US man detained in North Korea returning to work
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An American arrested and detained in North Korea is headed back to the job he lost while abroad, with an agreement....Fullstory

2014-10-31 08:22 PM

Ma cancels walk with Lien Ma cancels walk with Lien

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Ma Ying-jeou will no longer walk along the streets with Kuomintang Taipei City mayoral candidate Sean Lien after negative public....Fullstory

2014-10-31 03:41 PM

KMT sues over Ting Hsin allegations

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ruling Kuomintang on Friday sued a publicist over allegations that the controversial Ting Hsin International group made political donations to....Fullstory

2014-10-31 08:04 PM

Spanish league looking for foothold in China

Associated Press

MADRID (AP) -- In an effort to expand its reach overseas, the president of the Spanish league invited 40 leading Chinese businessmen to watch Real....Fullstory

2014-10-31 11:42 PM

Turkish president questions focus on Kobani Turkish president questions focus on Kobani

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the international community is focusing too much on the battle over Kobani and is calling for....Fullstory

2014-10-31 11:22 PM

BC-AP News Coverage Advisory

Associated Press

Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change. HIGHLIGHTING: Among today's coverage highlights as we see....Fullstory

2014-10-31 10:42 PM

Taiwan raises travel alert for Burkina Faso amid violent protests

Central News Agency

Taipei, Oct. 31 (CNA) Taiwan has raised its travel alert for Burkina Faso to orange, the second-highest level on the....Fullstory

2014-10-31 10:07 PM

Czech soldiers to stay in Afghanistan

Associated Press

PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Republic's Parliament has approved a government plan to keep troops in Afghanistan for at least two more years. Up to 350....Fullstory

2014-10-31 09:22 PM

Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons
By DIAA HADID
Associated Press

DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) -- The posters announcing the deaths of Syrian soldiers are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous, forming....Fullstory

2014-10-31 08:22 PM

Russia central bank in surprisingly big rate hike

Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's central bank has raised its main interest rate by more than anticipated as it tries to stem the ruble's fall. The bank....Fullstory

2014-10-31 08:22 PM

Israel presents maritime version of 'Iron Dome'
By JAMEY KEATEN
Associated Press

LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- Israel's "Iron Dome" is heading to the seas, the maker of the rocket-blocking defense system says. State-owned defense contractor Rafael wants....Fullstory

2014-10-31 07:42 PM

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