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MOF replaces chairmen of three banks

By Crystal Hsu

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) yesterday replaced the heads of three state-run financial services providers amid growing discontent over the loan default of Kaohsiung-based Ching Fu Shipbuilding Co (慶富造船). The ministry issued a statement yesterday afternoon saying that it has named new chairmen to take chargeFULL STORY

EPA boss calls on Beijing to be open-minded

By Lin Chia-nan

Climate change is a humanitarian problem and Beijing should be more open-minded instead of preventing other nations from making contributions, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Minister Lee Ying-yuan (李應元) said yesterday. “Such a world power should have more confidence in itself. The issue of climate change isFULL STORY

Lawmakers focus on airport’s punctuality

By Shelley Shan

Punctuality of flight departures from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport became the focus of debate yesterday morning at a meeting of the Legislative Yuan’s Transportation Committee. At issue was the airport’s ranking last month of 42 out of 83 major airports worldwide for on-time departures by UK-basedFULL STORY

Wu Ching-kuo ends reign as head of boxing body AIBA

International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board member Wu Ching-kuo (吳經國) yesterday resigned as president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) while under investigation for unethical conduct. AIBA said that Wu, better known internationally as C.K. Wu, “decided to step down” and agreed to end all legalFULL STORY

Germany in turmoil after talks fail

German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday was left scrambling to drag the nation out of crisis after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed, potentially forcing Europe’s top economy into snap elections. Germany now faces weeks, if not months of paralysis with a lame-duck government thatFULL STORY

MND confirms passage by PLA plane2017-11-20

A Chinese military aircraft flew east of Taiwan on Saturday morning as part of a long-distance training mission, the Ministry of National Defense confirmed yesterday. It was the first time a Chinese military aircraft was confirmed to have flown near Taiwan since the Chinese CommunistFULL STORY

Majority in favor of proposed labor law reform: poll2017-11-20

By Chen Wei-han

More than 60 percent of the public support the Cabinet’s proposed draft amendment to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法), while Premier William Lai’s (賴清德) approval rate has risen by about 2 percentage points and President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) has fallen below the 40 percent benchmark,FULL STORY

Elder subsidies not the way to handle rich-poor gap: Ko2017-11-20

By Lee I-chia

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said the widening gap between the rich and poor must be solved through taxation and social welfare, but annual local government subsidies to elderly residents to mark the Double Ninth Festival is not the solution. Ko made the remarkFULL STORY

ZANU-PF ousts Mugabe as leader2017-11-20

Clinging to his now virtually powerless post, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was fired as head of the ruling ZANU-PF party to cheers yesterday, and was set to discuss his expected exit with the army commander who put the world’s oldest head of state under houseFULL STORY

Hun Sen dares the US to cut off all Cambodian aid2017-11-20

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday challenged the US to cut all aid after it announced it was ending funding for a general election next year in response to the dissolution of the main opposition party, media reported. Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for moreFULL STORY

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