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Ma supports reducing nuclear power

By Sean Lin

Taiwan should not arbitrarily abandon any energy options if it does not want to suffer from electricity shortages, President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) told the National Energy Conference yesterday. Addressing the two-day conference, which opened in Taipei yesterday, Ma agreed with calls for Taiwan to phase outFULL STORY

Greece’s SYRIZA voted in, to form new government

Greece’s SYRIZA party gained the key backing needed to form a government yesterday, creating a surprise alliance with a small right-wing party that signals possible confrontation over the nation’s economic bailout. Although the alliance between two ideologically opposed parties who share only their opposition to theFULL STORY

Obama, Modi tout era of ‘new trust’ in US-India relations

US President Barack Obama yesterday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first US leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. The crowd erupted in cheers as Obama, along withFULL STORY

Five indicted on vote-buying charges

By Huang Wen-huang and Shih Hsiu-chuan

Tainan prosecutors yesterday indicted five people on suspicion of involvement in an alleged vote-buying scheme centered on Tainan City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教), of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), after they sought to nullify his election victory last month. In a separate case, Tainan CityFULL STORY

Muslim rebels kill more than 40 Philippine policemen

More than 40 Philippine police commandos were killed in an 11-hour firefight with Muslim rebels, which erupted while they were chasing one of the region’s most wanted militants, police said yesterday. The clash — which broke out despite a peace pact with the main rebel groupFULL STORY

‘Taiwanese’ identity hits record level2015-01-26

By Tseng Wei-chen and Chen Wei-han

The number of people who refer to themselves as “Taiwanese,” as well as those who support Taiwanese independence, have hit historic highs, according to a survey by National Chengchi University. The university’s Election Study Center poll showed that 60.6 percent of respondents regard themselves as Taiwanese,FULL STORY

NT$7bn particle accelerator sees light in Hsinchu 2015-01-26

By Tang Chia-ling, Hung Mei-hsiu and Jake Chung

A ceremony yesterday marked the first official use of the nation’s newest and largest synchrotron, which researchers said in a trial run had set a world record for this type of particle accelerator. The complex — part of the Taiwan Photon Source project and built inFULL STORY

Japan condemns ‘outrageous’ hostage murder2015-01-26

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday branded the murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants as “outrageous and unforgivable,” and demanded the immediate release of a second captive, amid a tide of global revulsion. The apparent beheading of self-employed security contractor Haruna Yukawa wasFULL STORY

Protester killed on anniversary of Egyptian uprising2015-01-26

A protester was killed in Egypt and a bomb wounded two policemen yesterday, the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, security sources said. The anniversary is a test of whether extremist and liberal Muslim groups who have faced a toughFULL STORY

Greece heads to voting booths with EU watching closely2015-01-26

Greece went to the polls yesterday in a crucial general election closely watched by the rest of the continent. The SYRIZA party — which wants to renegotiate Greece’s 240 billion euro (US$269 billion) bailout deal — at press time last night led the conservative New DemocracyFULL STORY

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