Friday, November 21, 2014
Pledging to fix America's "broken" immigration system, President Barack Obama offered five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation Thursday, allowing families to emerge from the shadows and seek work permits.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament Friday, forcing a snap election in an apparent bid to shore up support for his scandal-plagued government so that he can pursue his policy goals.
Taiwan is ranked the best place to start a business in Asia, ranking No. 8 out of 130 countries in the world, based on the recently released 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI).
The Taipei District Prosecutors' Office (TDPO) yesterday said it was seeking the death penalty for stabbing suspect Chang Yen-wen, who allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death after failing to convince her to remain in their relationship on Sept. 22; prosecutors said that despite the cruel nature of the killing, Chang has not shown any regret for his actions.
Manufacturing activity in China stagnated in November, British banking giant HSBC said Thursday, warning of "significant" pressures on the world's second-largest economy as its key purchasing managers' index (PMI) hit a six-month low.
U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.
Federal Reserve policymakers saw a potential threat to US growth from the global slowdown and a possible decrease in inflation in their last meeting, according to the minutes published Wednesday.
A "historic" storm dumped more than five feet of snow, stranding scores of motorists, canceling flights and killing at least eight people in the northeastern United States, officials said Wednesday.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
North Korea threatened Thursday to bolster its war capability and conduct a fourth nuclear test to cope with what it calls U.S. hostility that led to the approval of a landmark U.N. resolution on its human rights violations.
At least two people have been shot on the campus of Florida State University.
Independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) admitted to a verbal pact with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday by saying that the deal was for him to join the DPP magisterial and mayoral alliance to discuss policies if he wins the election.
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