Saturday, September 19, 2015
The U.S. Federal Reserve held its key interest rate locked at zero Thursday, citing worries about how the slowdown in China will hit the U.S. economy.
They filed frivolous no-confidence motions. They made long-winded speeches to explain them. One employed the "cow walk," moving slowly like a cow to the podium to vote on a motion.
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Friday, September 18, 2015
Burkina Faso's presidential guard declared a coup Thursday after arresting the interim president and key government figures as the country prepared for its first elections since the overthrow of longtime leader Blaise Compaore.
All Taiwanese citizens currently in Burkina Faso have been confirmed safe amid the latest political turmoil in the nation's African diplomatic ally as presidential guards detained their president and other senior officials on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
A powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile Wednesday, killing eight people, forcing the evacuation of a million and sparking warnings that tsunami waves could reach Japan.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
A powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile on Wednesday, killing at least five people, forcing the evacuation of one million and sparking warnings that tsunami waves could reach as far as Japan.
Taiwan is closely following developments in Burkina Faso, one of its African diplomatic allies, after the nation's presidential guard burst into a Cabinet meeting and took the interim president and prime minister hostage Wednesday, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Thursday.
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump stepped into a hornet's nest in Wednesday's debate as rivals turned their sights on the billionaire, while Carly Fiorina showed she had earned her place on the main stage.
Dengue fever cases have gone past the 10,000 mark, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾病管制署) announced yesterday, stating that the current outbreak is showing no signs of slowing down.
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U.S. President Barack Obama will offer his mainland Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping a full state welcome at the White House on Sept. 25, amid deep and growing tensions between the top economic and political powers.