Friday, April 18, 2014
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairperson candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday listed a generation-shift within the party as her chief political promise if she were to win the chairperson elections once more.
Russian President Vladimir Putin left the door open to intervening in Ukraine Thursday in a thinly veiled threat that coincided with the opening of crunch Geneva talks on the escalating crisis.
The recent upheaval in Taiwan over the trade-in-services agreement with China could sow doubts among Taiwan's trade partners, a former head of U.S. policy toward Taiwan cautioned Wednesday., 11 Comments
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered rescuers Thursday in the search for 287 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea.
NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.
U.S. home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.
Beijing reiterated its insistence yesterday that a service trade agreement with Taiwan be kept intact and implemented as is amid widespread opposition to the pact in Taiwan and suggestions that parts of it be renegotiated., 2 Comments
The Supreme Court yesterday finalized former Navy Captain Kuo Li-heng's (郭力恆) verdict, ruling that Kuo should serve 15 years in prison, pay a fine of NT$200 million and return NT$10.4 billion in illegal income to the country over the procurement of Lafayette-class frigates from France in the 1990s.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
South Korean rescue teams, including elite navy SEAL divers, raced Wednesday to find nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank with 459 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.
Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital -- a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising.