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KMT’s Chen accused of pushing officer

By Cheng Yu-fu and Jake Chung

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday released a video that appears to show a Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator pushing a policewoman at a protest in Taipei the previous day. A group of 10 to 20 KMT lawmakers and some city councilors on Friday tried toFULL STORY

DPP pans KMT ‘violence’ against police

By Cheng Yu-fu, Peng Wan-hsin and Jake Chung

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday condemned Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers for allegedly pushing a police officer at a protest on Friday, and accused it of using excessive violence against civil servants and officers. A group of KMT legislators and city councilors were on FridayFULL STORY

FDA asks drug producers to test for contamination

By Lee I-chia

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday said that it has asked drug companies producing metformin, a first-line medication for type 2 diabetes, to examine their products for a potential cancer-causing impurity: n-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). The Singaporean Health Sciences Authority last week recalled three types of metforminFULL STORY

Fire near Sydney might burn for weeks: firefighters

A giant bushfire on the edge of Sydney, which has blanketed the city in smoke causing a spike in respiratory illnesses and the cancelation of outdoor sports, will take weeks to control, but will not be extinguished without heavy rain, firefighters said yesterday. Thousands of wearyFULL STORY

Riyadh seeks to distance itself from US shooter

Saudi Arabia yesterday sought to distance itself from a student who carried out a fatal shooting at a US naval base as it seeks to repair its image of being an exporter of Muslim extremism. The Saudi Arabian military student reportedly condemned the US as aFULL STORY

Raids land US$11.04m of forged bills2019-12-07

By Jason Pan

The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) and the New Taipei City District Prosecutors’ Office yesterday announced that they had broken up a counterfeiting ring, detained five suspects and seized forged US currency which had reportedly fooled some local banks. Raids carried out over the past month hadFULL STORY

Pelosi pulls impeachment trigger2019-12-07

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday gave the green light to draft articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump, as the embattled president vowed he would “win” the coming fight. By asking the US House Judiciary Committee chairman to draw up theFULL STORY

KMT politicians seek answers in Yang Hui-ju case2019-12-07

By Sean Lin and Jason Pan

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers yesterday demanded that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explain whether Representative to Japan Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) participated in an online posting that has been implicated in the suicide of a diplomat and was allegedly ordered by Yang Hui-ju (楊蕙如). Led byFULL STORY

Taiwanese team reveals spinal disease breakthrough2019-12-07

By Lin Chia-nan

A team led by Academia Sinica researchers yesterday said that it had solved a mystery surrounding the causes of ankylosing spondylitis, a spinal disease that tends to affect men aged between 20 and 40. The disease usually starts with inflammation of the pelvic area, extending toFULL STORY

Uber report reveals thousands of sexual assaults in the US2019-12-07

Ride-sharing company Uber Technologies Inc, under fire around the world for its safety record, on Thursday said that it had tallied nearly 6,000 sexual assaults in the US over the past couple of years. That included more than 450 cases of rape, said Uber’s first publicFULL STORY

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