Wednesday, April 16, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou -- who doubles as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) -- announced his determination to implement major reforms within the party yesterday, a declaration that was interpreted as a challenge to opposition party leader-to-be Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)., 3 Comments
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will be pushing back its Taipei mayoral candidate nominations by roughly one month following the student movement that cut into the agendas of both ruling and opposition parties in March.
Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer inflation in check last month, helping offset higher costs for food and clothing.
Pro-Russian insurgents dug in Tuesday across eastern Ukraine, fortifying positions around seized buildings and erecting new barricades even as Ukrainian troops and tanks set up outside one eastern city now controlled by armed men.
The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) and former Premier Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) both announced their withdrawal from the looming chairman elections yesterday, leaving only one candidate in the race., 3 Comments
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday met with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, the first American Cabinet-level official to visit Taiwan in nearly 14 years., 2 Comments
A pro-Russian mob on Monday seized a police building in yet another city in Russian-leaning eastern Ukraine, defying government warnings that it was preparing to act against the insurgents.
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.