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Stop smear campaigns: Lee Teng-hui

By Loa Lok-sin

Former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) yesterday accused Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) of spending too much effort on muddling, and too little energy on explaining how he would make Taipei a better city. “I wouldn’t comment on who is a betterFULL STORY

Student leaders get invitations to Europe meetings

By Shih Hsiu-chuan

Meetings with the public, media, institutions and politicians have been scheduled for two Sunflower movement representatives early next month in London and Brussels to “increase awareness in the EU of Taiwan’s democratic challenges,” Copenhagen-based Taiwan Corner chairman Michael Danielsen said. Danielsen said the purpose of theFULL STORY

US experts warn against building submarines

By William Lowther

US military experts are warning Taiwan against launching its own indigenous submarine-building industry. It is a “bad idea” that the nation probably cannot afford, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) senior fellow Evan Montgomery said. He was supported by Dean Cheng (成斌), a senior research fellowFULL STORY

Poll finds solid support for Kaohsiung mayor

By Alison Hsiao

The results of a recent media survey suggest that Greater Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊), a member of the Democratic Progressive Party seeking re-election in next month’s election, is overwhelmingly popular among the city’s residents, while Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) mayoral candidate Yang Chiu-hsing (楊秋興)FULL STORY

Court rules against Iranian ministry over US$15m

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled against a request by the Iranian Ministry of Defense for a local bank to return US$15 million, saying that the case has passed the statute of limitations. The court ruling was over a case in which a company owner surnamedFULL STORY

NTU clears way for naming plaza after late activist

By Rachel Lin and Jake Chung

A proposal by National Taiwan University’s (NTU) student council to name a plaza on campus after late NTU alumnus and democracy activist Chen Wen-chen (陳文成) can now be considered, after a school affairs meeting yesterday unanimously approved a principle on naming public spaces within theFULL STORY

Airport MRT on schedule: Yeh

By Abraham Gerber

The new line connecting Taipei’s MRT metropolitan railway system to Taoyuan International Airport is to be operational by the end of next year, Minister of Transportation and Communications Yeh Kuang-shih (葉匡時) said yesterday. “We will absolutely keep our promise to officially open the line by theFULL STORY

Toll protesters mock government

By Chou Min-hung and Lin Tzu-hsiang

About 400 former highway toll collectors yesterday rallied outside the Chungli rest stop on the Sun Yat-sen Freeway (National Freeway No. 1), in Taoyuan County to protest against the government and Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Co, who they say are responsible for their unemployment. TheFULL STORY

Taichung is to host 2019 East Asian Youth Games

By Abraham Gerber

Greater Taichung is to host the 2019 East Asian Youth Games, the Sports Administration yesterday announced. The event is the first within the Olympic family that Taiwan has hosted, Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee president Eric Lin (林鴻道) said. The youth competition is organized by East AsianFULL STORY

Maria Carey arrives in Taipei, due to sing today

US singer Mariah Carey smiled broadly and blew kisses early yesterday on her arrival from Singapore in a personal jet to play a concert in Taipei. Wearing a fitted black gown, a black leather jacket and large sunglasses, the artist said: “Thank you,” andFULL STORY

Marine accused of blackmail, recording sexual encounters

By Jason Pan

The military yesterday said that a marine lieutenant-colonel surnamed Chuang (莊) was being charged with allegedly using his smartphone to record sexual encounters with a number of women without their knowledge. The case came to light because Chuang, 39, allegedly tried to blackmail one woman whoFULL STORY

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