Thursday, April 9, 2015
Energy titan Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday announced a mega takeover of British rival BG Group worth 47 billion pounds, consolidating their positions in a sector battered by sliding oil prices.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Taiwan launched water rationing in some major cities on Wednesday as the island battled its worst drought in over a decade, following the lowest rainfall in nearly 70 years., 1 Comment
China's new development bank can have an important role in fighting extreme poverty if it establishes high standards for its projects, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Tuesday., 2 Comments
Sen. Rand Paul, a favorite of the conservative tea party movement and frequent antagonist of leaders of his own Republican Party, declared Tuesday that he is running for U.S. president "to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government."
Military officials announced the expansion of the wave of disciplinary actions coming from the recent Apache helicopter scandal yesterday after revealing that another officer had arranged an unauthorized tour of the sensitive military craft., 4 Comments
Japan on Tuesday rebuffed neighboring countries' protests about newly approved textbooks after complaints about references to disputed territory and their bitter shared history.
Taiwan protested Tuesday Japan's inclusion in new school textbooks that a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea belong to Japan, while reiterating the Republic of China's sovereignty over the island chain.
Saudi-led coalition jets bombed a military installation in southern Yemen Tuesday as local tribes battled with forces loyal to the Shiite rebels in the area, forcing them out and seizing their makeshift camp and weapons, military officials said.
Duke outscored Wisconsin by 14 points over the final 13 minutes to grit out a 68-63 victory for its fifth national college basketball title on Monday.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Japan on Tuesday rebuffed neighbouring countries' protests over newly-approved textbooks after complaints about references to disputed territory and their bitter shared history.
Defense Minister Kao Kuan-chi (高廣圻) apologized on Tuesday for a controversy involving an Army pilot giving civilians access to AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and wearing a helmet-mounted display used with the helicopter to a private party.
Opposition protesters clashed with police and set vehicles on fire in Nepal's capital on Tuesday, as they enforced a nationwide general strike that crippled life throughout the country.
Details have emerged in a case involving a couple detained by authorities on suspicion of murdering two victims in order to collect insurance payments, yesterday.
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U.S. service firms expanded at a slightly slower yet still healthy pace in March, an encouraging sign after multiple reports last week pointed to a slowing economy.
Greece's finance minister on Sunday told the International Monetary Fund chief that his country will repay a substantial loan from the organization that is due this week.