Saturday, December 20, 2014
Taiwan yesterday urged Indonesia to refrain from firing on fishing boats illegally operating in Indonesian waters following reports the Southeast Asian country's navy was hunting four Taiwanese vessels to enforce Jakarta's vow to take a hard line against poaching.
Taipei Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday released his second update of cabinet members, affirming the positions of 16 department directors and commissioners to much criticism.
European Union leaders agreed Thursday to create a strategic investment fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros (US$386 billion) in private- and public-sector money to upgrade infrastructure, jumpstart the EU's sluggish economies and ignite job growth.
Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.
China's gross domestic product (GDP) turned out to be 3.4 percent larger last year than originally announced, the government said Friday after a national survey -- a revision equal to about the size of Malaysia's economy.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns Friday, police said, reportedly in a gruesome mass stabbing that comes just days after a deadly siege in Sydney.
Nine years of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" came to an end Thursday night along with its mythical presiding pundit, as the real-life Stephen Colbert bade the audience farewell.
The Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office (KDPO) yesterday indicted a total of 12 people for professional negligence that ultimately caused the gas pipe explosions in late July, including LCY Chemical Corp. (LCY, 李長榮化學工業) Chairman Bowei Lee (李謀偉) and the head of Kaohsiung City's Maintenance Office.
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Tainted dried tofu products continued to come to light thanks to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday as it published the latest list of affected companies goods that includes Wei Lih Men sauce package (維力炸醬包), a well-known instant noodle brand, and many other tofu manufacturers.
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The United States and Cuba moved to end five decades of Cold War hostility Wednesday, agreeing to revive diplomatic ties in a breakthrough that would also ease a crippling U.S. trade embargo.