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Hung still part of KMT ‘family’: Chu

By Stacy Hsu

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday said that presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) is still part of the KMT family, but declined to comment on his reported intention to join the presidential race. “I have said yesterday [Wednesday] that we are all partFULL STORY

Poll finds majority disagree with KMT ousting Hung

By Stacy Hsu

Nearly six out of 10 voters disagree with the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) plan to oust Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) as its presidential candidate, according to a survey released by the Cross-Strait Policy Association (CSPA) yesterday, with nearly 70 percent saying KMT ChairmanFULL STORY

Alexievich wins literature Nobel

Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich won this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature yesterday, honored for her work chronicling the horrors of war and life under the repressive Soviet regime. The Swedish Academy hailed the 67-year-old “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in ourFULL STORY

Parents mull legal action after students hospitalized

By Peng Chien-li, Chen Ping-hung and Jake Chung

Four Miaoli high-school students remained in intensive care in a local hospital yesterday, five days after being admitted following an intensive “punishment” session involving hundreds of squat jumps ordered by senior members of the school’s Boy Scout/Girl Scout club. The parents of the four have reportedlyFULL STORY

Syrian army in vast offensive backed by Russian strikes

Syria’s army yesterday announced a “vast offensive” to wrest back territory from armed opposition groups, as NATO voiced alarm at escalating Russian military activity in the war-torn nation. Moscow has dramatically stepped up its nine-day air war against opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with heavyFULL STORY

KMT to hold congress on ousting Hung2015-10-08

By Stacy Hsu

The Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) Central Standing Committee yesterday passed a motion to hold an extempore party congress, with the apparent aim of removing Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) as the KMT’s presidential candidate and nominating KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) instead. The motion filedFULL STORY

Hung supporters protest as KMT set to do U-turn2015-10-08

By Alison Hsiao

While the call to replace Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) as the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate was voiced loudly at the party’s Central Standing Committee meeting yesterday, angry Hung supporters gathered outside KMT headquarters in Taipei to protest a plan to replace Hung, demanding thatFULL STORY

DPP pledges Eric Chu recall motion2015-10-08

By Ho Yu-hua and Jonathan Chin

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) New Taipei City councilors yesterday vowed to initiate a recall motion against New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) should he replace Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) as the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate without resigning his post. A KMT Central Standing CommitteeFULL STORY

DNA research used in war on cancer scoops Noble Prize2015-10-08

Three scientists from Sweden, the US and Turkey yesterday won this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry for working out how cells repair damaged deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), providing new ammunition in the war on cancer. Detailed understanding of DNA damage has helped drive a revolution in cancerFULL STORY

Exports downhill momentum continues2015-10-08

By Crystal Hsu

The nation’s exports contracted 14.8 percent last month from the same period last year to US$22.54 billion, shrinking by double-digit percentage points for the fourth consecutive month, as the global slowdown continues to depress trade, the Ministry of Finance said yesterday. Imports plunged by 24.4 percentFULL STORY

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