Monday, September 15, 2014
Condemning an act of "pure evil," Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Sunday that Britain would do all it can to catch the killers of a British aid worker beheaded by the Islamic State.
Japanese actress and singer Yoshiko "Shirley" Yamaguchi, who was nearly executed in China at the end of World War II, has died at the age of 94 after a life as dramatic as any of her films.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil."
Angela Merkel and Jewish leaders will speak Sunday at a Berlin rally against anti-Semitism after the latest Gaza conflict sparked an upsurge in hate speech against Jews.
The boss of a company whose tainted oils have triggered one of the biggest food product recalls ever in Taiwan was detained yesterday, with the Pingtung District Court ordering Yeh Wen-hsiang (葉文祥), chairman of Chang Guann Co. (強冠企業股份有限公司), be detained to prevent him from possibly colluding with witnesses and other suspects, destroying evidence and fleeing the country, prosecutors said.
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A former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) official yesterday urged the Taiwan government to abandon its sovereignty claim to the entire South China Sea based on the so-called nine-dash line, saying such an approach lacks legal or practical sense., 7 Comments
China's industrial production growth slowed sharply in August to its lowest level for more than five years at 6.9 percent, official data showed Saturday, intensifying concerns for the world's second-largest economy.
Despite the cease-fire agreement, renewed fighting flared up Saturday in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and government forces, while Moscow sent a second convoy of trucks into Ukraine without Kiev's consent.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Assembling a coalition to fight the militants from the Islamic State group is proving to be a complicated affair.
The United States and European Union hit Russia with tough new sanctions Friday in a coordinated riposte to Moscow's "unacceptable behaviour" in Ukraine despite a fragile truce.