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The Tai-Ex opened up 28-points this morning from yesterday's close, at 9,768
on turnover of 1.4-billion N-T.
T*Lawmakers back gift inheritance
The Legislative Finance Committee has approved a bill to raise gift and
Officials say the new rates will be set after all parties meet to talk about
The government says the extra money will be used for funding (支住) long-term
healthcare programs for elderly people.
The government wants to raise the gift and inheritance tax to between 15 and
T*Defense Minister presents defense review
Defense Minister Feng Shi-kuan presented the Ministry of National Defense's
2017 Quadrennial (四年度) Defense Review to lawmakers today.
Reports say the review talks about China speeding up its military
development, and Chinese military aircraft and ships around Taiwan.
The review also talks about the uncertainty over the future direction of the
United States, and Japan using more of its military.
T*Smart City Summit and Expo future plans
The Taipei Computer Association says it wants to make the annual Smart City
Summit and Expo the world's most comprehensive (全面) trade show next year.
The assocation wants to have more international city officials at the show
The officials would share their experiences in setting up smart cities.
This year, the Smart City Summit and Expo had 54 city officials from 29
US Hawaii blocks Trump travel ban
A U-S judge has blocked President Donald Trump's latest (最新的) try at
setting up a travel ban.
Our Washington Correspondent Simon Marks reports.
France Germany calls for center against radicalization
The interior ministers of France and Germany want to set up a European center
to fight Islamic State propaganda (宣傳).
The center would fight IS efforts to turn people into its own fighters.
Thousands of Europeans, mostly young adults have left the EU to join
extremist groups like IS.
UK foreign secretary visits Somalia
Britain's foreign secretary visited Somalia to talk with the country's new
Somalia recently declared a national disaster, in dealing with a serious
drought (乾旱), and famine (飢荒).
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Britain will host a conference on
Somalia on May 11th.
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