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Executive Yuan plans geriatric hospital

By Rachel Lin

To meet the needs of an aging population, the Executive Yuan has approved the construction of the nation’s first hospital dedicated to the elderly, a source said. The National Cheng Kung University Hospital is to build a senior care hospital and establish a research and educationFULL STORY

Taiwan said to be asked to join US relief drill

By Lo Tien-pin and Jonathan Chin

The US Navy has invited Taiwan to participate in the Pacific Partnership humanitarian relief training mission in the Solomon Islands in August, a senior defense official said on condition of anonymity. Washington has been working toward giving Taiwan a greater role in the Pacific Partnership longFULL STORY

KMT mayoral hopeful attacks Ko’s finances

By Lee I-chia

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) claims that his re-election campaign is low on funds and he has been forced to use his home as collateral for a bank loan are inaccurate because he can tap city government resources, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidateFULL STORY

Sports Administration gives CTFA ultimatum

By Jason Pan

The Sports Administration has demanded that the Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) complete its elections, which have been delayed by a failure to reach a consensus on disputed issues. A letter from Sports Administration Director-General Lin Te-fu (林德福) to the association on Thursday demanded that itFULL STORY

FEATURE:Dead worker’s family seek justice in courts

By Shih Hsiu-chuan

Most of the migrant workers who were injured in two recent fires returned home after accepting a settlement offered by their employers, as well as family members of those who were killed, but the family of one Vietnamese victim is seeking justice through the courts. RelativesFULL STORY

Fifteen students to head south in DPP summer intern plan

Staff writer, with CNA

Fifteen Taiwanese are going to Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia this summer for month-long internships under a program organized by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). According to the DPP’s Facebook page, the interns, who include students whose parents are new immigrants from Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand,FULL STORY

Protection status of rock macaques to be decided

By Lin Chia-nan and Chien Hui-ju

The Council of Agriculture is to decide whether to remove Formosan rock macaques from its protection list in a meeting today, while an animal protection group has urged it to conduct more surveys before making a decision. Formosan rock macaques, or Macaca cyclopis, are listed asFULL STORY

NTUH dialysis case under scrutiny

By Lee I-chia

National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) on Saturday said a nurse had accidentally used tap water instead of reverse osmosis purified water on dialysis patients in an intensive care unit, but that the death of one of the patients was not related to the incident. The TaiwanFULL STORY

Chunghwa Post and Palau join forces for nature

By Cheng Wei-chi and Sherry Hsiao

To raise awareness about marine conservation, Chunghwa Post has teamed up with the Republic of Palau Postal Service and plans to release two stamps featuring the blacktip reef shark and the green sea turtle tomorrow. The souvenir stamp sheet is to have as its background aFULL STORY

Suspects hand themselves in after gangster’s death

By Jason Pan

New Taipei City police had three suspects in custody yesterday after they handed themselves in on Saturday for allegedly beating gang member Chen Chih-chiang (陳智強) to death, police officials said. Accompanied by a lawyer, the three suspects headed to a New Taipei City police station onFULL STORY

Formosat-5 almost ready to sell quality images, NSPO says

By Chien Hui-ju

The nation’s first domestically made satellite, Formosat-5, is to become commercially operational in September, when its image resolution is expected to have improved, the National Space Organization (NSPO) said. Launched on Aug. 25 last year, the satellite has taken more than 6,000 sets of images asFULL STORY

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