Monday, July 6, 2015
Tropical Storm Linfa (蓮花) turned slightly westbound yesterday evening, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB, 中央氣象局), and the sea warning originally scheduled to be issued last night was postponed.
Greece voted in a tightly fought referendum Sunday that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said will determine its "destiny" in the eurozone, as the EU country teetered on the brink of financial collapse.
Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday.
Greece's referendum on its debt issue can only wield short-term impacts on Taiwan, and Europeans stocks may rebound when the referendum is over, said executives of Taiwan's finance industry.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Greece hurtled Saturday towards a crunch bailout referendum which could determine its financial future and even its place in the eurozone, as polls showed the "Yes" and "No" camps neck and neck.
Japan on Saturday pledged US$6.1 billion in financial aid to the "Mekong Five" countries as it pushes infrastructure exports and courts influence in a region where rival China has an increasing presence.
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday declared a state of emergency following last week's jihadist beach massacre in which 38 foreign tourists were killed, his office said.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
ATHENS - Greece braced itself Saturday ahead of a make-or-break bailout referendum as polls showed the 'Yes' and 'No' camps neck and neck and uncertainty rose over the future of the country's battered economy.
VIENNA - After months of intense negotiations, global powers and Iran go into a key weekend of talks Saturday amid signs they may be inching towards a historic nuclear deal to end a 13-year standoff.
Taipei - The death toll from the June 27 colored powder blast at a New Taipei water park may increase as more than 200 seriously injured people still remain in intensive care units, a doctor warned Saturday.