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KMT TV ad criticized in Seoul, Tokyo

By Alison Hsiao

A TV commercial released by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) accusing the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of stalling the nation’s development, featuring a woman clad in traditional Korean dress with captions saying that South Korea — which has just reached a consensus with China onFULL STORY

Author backs Ko over organ claims

By Loa Iok-sin

The author of a book on live organ harvesting, Ethan Gutmann, denied that he had alleged that independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was an “organ broker,” adding that the accusations were likely caused by a misunderstanding. “We take Dr Ko’s concerns very seriously andFULL STORY

Ex-toll collectors threaten to block roads

By Shelley Shan

Former freeway toll collectors threatened to paralyze national freeways today to protest against the Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ disregard of their demands for compensation. The toll collectors lost their jobs in January after the launch of a distance-based electronic toll collection system, which rendered tollFULL STORY

Yu accuses KMT of suppression

By Jason Pan

In the New Taipei City mayoral race, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) has complained that his camp has been subjected to Martial Law era-like suppression in the final days of campaigning. Yu said he and other DPP candidates were impeded in their effortsFULL STORY

Cricket heartbroken after death of Phillip Hughes

The cricket world was in mourning yesterday following the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who died in a Sydney hospital two days after being hit in the head by a ball. A game that is synonymous with the values of fair play and sportsmanship wasFULL STORY

Prosecutors clear Ko’s team: sources2014-11-27

By Chien Li-chung, Jason Pan and Jake Chung

Prosecutors have ruled out the possibility that independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) campaign team staged an alleged case of wiretapping, sources from the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office said yesterday. Prosecutors reached the conclusion after a meeting was held yesterday between Peng Sheng-shao (彭盛韶), anFULL STORY

KMT targets Ko’s ‘denial’ of 1992 consensus2014-11-27

By Shih Hsiu-chuan

A victory by independent candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) in the Taipei mayoral election would hamper cross-strait relations and restrict the role that the city plays on the international stage because of his “denial” of the “1992 consensus,” Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信)FULL STORY

Ministry, former Hualon workers finally strike deal2014-11-27

By Lii Wen

After years of protests, laid-off Hualon Corp workers reached a consensus with the Ministry of Labor yesterday on a two-stage compensation scheme for their unpaid pensions. The workers retired from the textiles firm about a decade ago and are claiming an average of NT$1 million (US$32FULL STORY

HK police clear protest camp, arrest student leaders2014-11-27

Hundreds of Hong Kong police yesterday cleared a pro-democracy protest camp, arresting Joshua Wong (黃之鋒) and another student leader, and reopening a main road blocked for almost two months. Pushing back protesters, police with the help of workmen removed tents and other obstacles blocking the six-laneFULL STORY

Extra militia contain damage in Ferguson as protests continue2014-11-27

State militia reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old, a case that hasFULL STORY

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