Friday, February 28, 2014
The economic monitoring indicator flashed the "yellow-blue" signal in January, representing a transitional economy, according to a report released by the National Development Council (NDC) yesterday.
Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods excluding transportation unexpectedly rose last month as did a gauge of business spending plans, but that will probably not change views that factory activity is slowing.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Russia ordered 150,000 troops to test their combat readiness Wednesday in a show of force that prompted a blunt warning from the United States that any military intervention in Ukraine would be a "grave mistake."
Arizona's governor vetoed a bill that would have protected people who asset their religious belief in refusing service to gays, ending a proposal that put America's deep polarization over gay rights on stark display.
Thailand's anti-graft commission on Thursday summoned the embattled prime minister to hear charges of negligence for allegedly mishandling a government subsidy program, as her supporters blocked access and chain-locked one of the gates to the agency's headquarters in Bangkok's outskirts.
The Executive Yuan yesterday morning announced its latest personnel adjustments, noting that Cabinet Secretary-General Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁) will take incumbent Interior Minister Lee Hong-yuan's (李鴻源) position, and Minister without Portfolio Simon Chang (張善政) will become the first minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MST).
Taiwan has staged a joint military-Coast Guard protection and rescue exercise in an area where China's controversial air defense identification zone (ADIZ) overlaps with those of Taiwan and Japan over the East China Sea.
A former chief editor of a major Hong Kong newspaper known for its critical reporting was stabbed and seriously wounded on Wednesday in an attack that has fuelled concerns about what many see as an erosion of media freedoms.
A cybersecurity firm said on Tuesday that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
World powers sought to ease tensions over Ukraine Tuesday as the country's interim authorities grappled with the threat of economic collapse and separatism after the dramatic ouster of pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych.
US aviation authorities have fined South Korea's Asiana Airlines US$500,000 over last year's deadly San Francisco air crash for failing to properly help families of victims, officials said Tuesday., 1 Comment