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Prosecutors charge five with nanotechnology theft

By Jason Pan

Judicial authorities yesterday said that they have charged five men who allegedly stole intellectual property from a Tainan nanotechnology company and set up competing nanotechnology plants in China with breaching the Trade Secrets Act (營業秘密法). The Second Special Police Corp, under the National Police Agency, announcedFULL STORY

Hillary Clinton becomes first female US nominee

Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday made history by becoming the first woman to win a major US political party’s White House nomination, earning the backing of convention Democrats and prime-time praise from a presidential superstar: her husband, Bill. The former first lady,FULL STORY

Legislative session continues round clock til tomorrow

By Alison Hsiao

The legislature yesterday continued to process more than 1,000 budget-cutting proposals motioned by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus on Tuesday, and it is expected to do so around the clock until tomorrow at midnight. Following the passage of the Act Governing the Handling of Ill-gottenFULL STORY

Sixty percent of buses fail inspections

By Shelley Shan

Sixty percent of the nation’s tour buses that are of the same model as the one destroyed in a fire on Tuesday last week failed government inspections, the Directorate-General of Highways (DGH) said yesterday. The bus fire last week killed all 26 passengers onboard, including 24FULL STORY

John Kerry visits Manila amid South China Sea row

US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday said Washington wanted to avoid “confrontation” in the South China Sea, after an international tribunal rejected Beijing’s claims to most of the waters. Kerry made the remarks after meeting with Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay in Manila where theyFULL STORY

KMT seeks Grand Justices ruling on ill-gotten assets2016-07-27

By Stacy Hsu

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday said that it would request a constitutional interpretation by the Council of Grand Justices to safeguard the party’s interests, but vowed to honor its pledge to donate all party assets to charity, regardless of the results of the interpretation. AccompaniedFULL STORY

KMT lawmakers ‘breathe sigh of relief’ over assets2016-07-27

By Chen Yu-fu and Jake Chung

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers said they “breathed a collective sigh of relief” after the passage on Monday of the Act Governing the Handling of Ill-gotten Properties by Political parties and Their Affiliate Organizations (政黨及其附隨組織不當取得財產處理條例), saying that they can now put the issue behind themFULL STORY

Tsai’s approval ratings down 14 points from May2016-07-27

By Chen Wei-han

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has an approval rating of 56 percent, down 14 percentage points from May, while nearly 45 percent of respondents identified with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) — more than double the number of people who identify with the Chinese Nationalist PartyFULL STORY

Ex-employee kills 19 in Japan care home knife attack2016-07-27

A man who had threatened attacks on disabled people went on a knife rampage yesterday at the care center where he previously worked, leaving 19 people dead in Japan’s worst mass killing for decades. The 26-year-old had been hospitalized earlier this year after delivering a letterFULL STORY

Solar plane completes epic trip around world2016-07-27

Solar Impulse 2 yesterday completed its historic round-the-world journey, becoming the first airplane to circle the globe powered only by the sun. Cheers and applause broke out as the plane touched down before dawn in Abu Dhabi after the final leg of its marathon trip, whichFULL STORY

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