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Tainan mayor ends council boycott

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City Mayor William Lai ended his boycott of the Tainan City Council of almost nine months Friday by presenting his...full story
updated 2015-08-28 01:28 PM
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Tainan mayor ends council boycott
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City Mayor William Lai ended his boycott of the Tainan City Council of almost nine months Friday by presenting his....Fullstory

2015-08-28 01:28 PM

Greece's new prime minister to name caretaker cabinet

Associated Press

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2015-08-28 03:01 PM

Tainan mayor ends boycott of city council meetings

Central News Agency

Taipei, Aug. 28 (CNA) Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te on Friday stepped into the Tainan City Council to give a policy report,....Fullstory

2015-08-28 02:06 PM

Colombia recalls ambassador in Venezuela for consultations

Associated Press

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Associated Press

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2015-08-28 06:01 AM

Hung finishes third in TISR poll
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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Taiwan urges retired generals not to attend WWII events in China

Central News Agency

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2015-08-28 02:36 PM

Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina
By CAIN BURDEAU
Associated Press

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2015-08-28 01:01 PM

Polish official 'convinced' that mystery Nazi train exists

Associated Press

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2015-08-28 06:01 AM

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