Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Global commerce is set to grow by 4.7 percent this year, the World Trade Organization said on Monday, with recovery in rich economies expected to mitigate risks in developing nations.
Monday, April 14, 2014
The U.N. Security Council met late Sunday in emergency session as violence escalated in eastern Ukraine, hours before a Monday morning deadline for pro-Russia protesters to lay down their arms or face Ukrainian troops.
Gina McCarthy, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is scheduled to meet President Ma Ying-jeou today, making her the first Cabinet-level U.S. official to visit Taiwan in 14 years., 2 Comments
At least two people were killed and nine wounded on Sunday in gun battles between Ukrainian special forces and pro-Kremlin militias that threatened to scuttle the first international talks on the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.
Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading his closest rival Ashraf Ghani in the Afghan presidential election, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Sunday, with the early results indicating a run-off vote is likely.
In a press release published on its website yesterday, the Zhongzheng First Precinct (中正一分局) announced that members of the Referendum Alliance (公投護台灣聯盟) would be granted the right to continue their protests near the Legislative Yuan.
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U.S. authorities released 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land from a rancher who refused to recognize their authority, in a dispute that drew hundreds of protesters to his defense and fueled a debate over state and federal land rights.
A French foreign minister visited Cuba for the first time in more than 30 years Saturday, traveling to the communist-run nation at a time when it is seeking to attract more foreign investment and improve ties with the European Union.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
The world's top finance officials said Saturday that the global economy is recovering and they hope well-run economic programs will avoid the risks that threaten that rebound.
After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia's leader is warning that the massive search will likely be long.
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) visited the Taipei City Zhongzheng First Precinct yesterday, encouraging officers who defended the station from protesters on April 11 as well as giving his support to the chief of the precinct.
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