10AM Easy EZ News Intro
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The Tai-Ex opened up 24-points this morning from yesterday's close, at 9,657
on turnover of 1.3-billion N-T.
T*Cabinet approves easing foreign worker regulations
The Cabinet has approved a bill for less regulations on foreign white-collar
workers in Taiwan.
The bill gives those workers tax incentives, and makes applying for residency
Permanent residency status will only be taken away if the worker doesn't come
back to Taiwan for more than five years.
The change means foreign white-collar workers will be part of the new labor
There will be no restrictions on how long the workers' children and spouses
can stay in Taiwan, and they won't have to wait six months for national
T*MND prepped for ROC evac from SKorea
The government says it is ready to get ROC nationals out of South Korea if
there is an emergency.
Defense Minister Feng Shi-kuan says the military has planes and ships ready
to help Taiwanese expats evacuate.
Lawmakers asked if the Ministry of National Defense has the ability to
evacuate the roughly 20,000 ROC nationals who live in South Korea.
T*MRT driver collapses at station
A 41-year-old MRT train driver died on Thursday at Nanshijiao station.
A nurse who was taking the train gave medical help to the driver, but he was
pronounced dead after being taken to a nearby hospital.
Officials say the train was not moving at the time, and services were not
France Paris police shooting
In international news....
A gunman killed a police officer in Paris earlier today.
The attacker got out of a car on Champs-Elysees boulevard, and started
shooting outside a department store.
He also seriously hurt two other police officers.
The Islamic State group said they were responsible for the attack.
France's presidential election is this Sunday.
Candidates cancelled or rescheduled their campaign events after the shooting.
Police have searched a home in eastern Paris. They believe it has something
to do with the attack.
Officials are also trying to figure out if "one or more people" might have
helped the attacker.
Trump criticizes Iran behavior
U-S President Donald Trump says Iran is still not following the "spirit" of a
2015 nuclear agreement.
AP Washington Correspondent Sagar Meghani reports.
Colombia Santos testimony
Colombia's National Electoral Council wants to ask President Juan Manuel
Santos some questions.
The council wants to know if Santos' re-election campaign got money or help
from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.
The company has admitted to paying almost $800-million in bribes to
governments in Latin America.
Santos said sorry to Colombians in March.
His former campaign manager admitted that Odebrecht paid $400-thousand U-S
dollars to help print 2 million campaign posters for Santos.
The official said Santos did not know about the money.
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