Saturday, September 5, 2015
Prosecutors interrogated Lin Ming-shiung (林敏雄), the head of supermarket chain Pxmart (全聯福利中心), for his suspected involvement in bribing the New Taipei City Government to secure urban development projects in Tamsui.
Two days after Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) announced she would take a pause from a lifestyle that was "like a spinning top" on the campaign trail and enjoy some "deep reflection," People First Party (PFP) founder and presidential hopeful James Soong (宋楚瑜) said yesterday that he is also calling off public appearances for the next four to five days to "rethink his campaign strategy."
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the U.S. Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month.
Wall Street stocks tumbled in early trade Friday after a mixed U.S. August jobs report clouded the prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in less than two weeks.
Otto Perez Molina spent his first night as an ex-president in military custody following a historic day in which he resigned and Guatemala's Congress swore in Vice President Alejandro Maldonado to serve the remainder of his term.
Thai police on Friday said neither of the two men detained over the deadly Bangkok attack last month were believed to be the main bombing suspect -- seen on CCTV wearing a yellow T-shirt and placing a rucksack under a bench at Erawan shrine moments before the blast.
Friday, September 4, 2015
BRUSSELS - European Union foreign ministers were set to meet Friday to discuss the continent's escalating migrant crisis, after the father of a Syrian toddler found dead on a beach spoke of how his children "slipped through my hands" as their boat sank.
BANGKOK -- Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece Friday of the Erawan Shrine, in the latest bid to boost confidence among Bangkok's tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that left 20 dead.
Taipei - The number of dengue fever cases recorded in Taiwan since the start of summer this year has increased to 4,667, with 88 percent of them reported in the southern municipality of Tainan, the Centers for Disease Control said Friday.
President Ma Ying-jeou rebuked former president Lee Teng-hui as he paid respects to fallen soldiers at Wuzhi Mountain Military Cemetery (五指山國軍示範公墓) in New Taipei to mark Armed Forces Day, yesterday.
Chinese mainland leader Xi Jinping lauded his country as a major power and a force for world peace Thursday as he presided over a spectacular military parade marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II.