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Tropical storm to bring heavy rainfall

By Shelley Shan

The nation’s east and south are set for heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Linfa today and tomorrow, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday. Bureau data showed the center of the storm was about 330km southwest of Oluanpi (鵝鑾鼻) at 5:30pm yesterday, with aFULL STORY

Greek finance minister steps down after ‘No’ vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday sacrificed his finance minister in a gesture aimed at placating eurozone creditors, which must now decide whether to loan more money to the debt-wracked nation or prepare for a “Grexit.” A day after Greece said a resounding “No” to furtherFULL STORY

Wowprime chair retires

By Ted Chen

Wowprime Corp (王品) chairman Steve Day (戴勝益) yesterday dropped a bombshell by saying that he was taking early retirement. His announcement followed local media reports last week of boardroom rifts and of cofounder and vice chairman Chen Cheng-hui (陳正輝), Wowprime’s former head of China operations,FULL STORY

Decision to grant paid leave to some fire victims’ family members panned

By Alison Hsiao

Premier Mao Chi-kuo’s (毛治國) proposal to grant paid leave to civil servants who are the immediate relatives of victims of the Formosa Fun Coast (八仙海岸) fire, and the Executive Yuan’s Directorate-General of Personnel Administration’s (DGPA) confirmation yesterday of the measure’s legality, have prompted debate aboutFULL STORY

Heritage status for Japan sites draws mixed reactions

Japanese officials yesterday celebrated the UN cultural body’s approval of world heritage status for 23 historic sites showing the nation’s transformation from feudal isolation into an industrial power at the end of the 19th century. Seoul portrayed the decision as a diplomatic win after Japan alsoFULL STORY

Students rally against altered curricula2015-07-06

By Sean Lin

Hundreds of high-school students in Taipei yesterday protested against what they said was the Ministry of Education’s “China-centric” alterations to curricula. Protesters said their use of an image of a black umbrella looming over Taiwan signified the ministry’s “opaque” and “arbitrary” manipulation of textbooks. Protesters called forFULL STORY

Tropical storm to skirt nation’s coast, CWB says2015-07-06

By Shelley Shan

A sea alert could be issued this morning as Tropical Storm Linfa turns north to enter the Bashi Channel, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday. Bureau statistics show that the storm was 430km south of Oluanpi (鵝鑾鼻) at 2pm yesterday. The bureau saysFULL STORY

Hillary Clinton sets sights on China rise in hawkish speech2015-07-06

Former US secretary of state and potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton accused China on Saturday of stealing commercial secrets and “huge amounts of government information,” and of trying to “hack into everything that doesn’t move in America.” Clinton’s language on China appeared to beFULL STORY

KMT might vote on presidential nomination: official2015-07-06

By Peng Hsien-chun, Chiu Yen-ling and Jake Chung

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Secretary-General Lee Shu-chuan (李四川) yesterday said the party, rather than going by rounds of applause, is not ruling out voting to confirm Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu’s (洪秀柱) nomination as the party’s presidential candidate at the KMT national congress on JulyFULL STORY

Greeks vote in game-changing poll2015-07-06

Greeks headed to the polls yesterday to vote on their economic future, amid warnings that banks are almost out of funds and that rejection of further austerity could push the country out of the eurozone. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras continued to urge his compatriots toFULL STORY

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