Sunday, August 30, 2015
Taiwanese investors' confidence in the equity market fell sharply amid lingering concerns over the economic climate at home and abroad and due to a shock resulting from recent volatility in the global financial markets, according to a survey released by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Tropical Storm Erika churned across the Caribbean on Saturday, a day after sweeping over the tiny island nation of Dominica and leaving at least 20 people dead.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Defying authorities, tens of thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns gathered Saturday in Kuala Lumpur for a major rally to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak.
WASHINGTON - The United States named a senior envoy Friday to work for the safe return of hostages after criticism of its response to the kidnap and murder of Americans held in Syria.
Tainan City Mayor William Lai's (賴清德) eight-month boycott against Tainan City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教), centered around vote-buying allegations, came to an end yesterday due to a dengue fever outbreak.
Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe.
At least 10 civilians were killed Friday as India and Pakistan traded fire across their disputed border, officials said, less than a week after high-level talks were aborted amid a row over Kashmir.
Greece geared up Friday for a snap election next month, with an opinion poll showing leftist party Syriza ahead despite a wave of defections over the country's massive new bailout.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Taipei - Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te on Friday stepped into the Tainan City Council to give a policy report, ending an eight-month boycott of city council meetings to protest alleged vote-buying by speaker Lee Chuan-chiao.
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Taipei - Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense on Friday urged its retired generals and soldiers not to attend upcoming events being held by Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
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VIENNA - Austrian police have recovered more than 70 dead migrants from a lorry abandoned on a motorway, the government said Friday, in the latest horrific tragedy in Europe's unrelenting migrant misery.