Tuesday, August 26, 2014
TransAsia Airways (TAA, 復興航空) yesterday held a conference and proposed paying up to NT$14.9 million in compensation to families for each person killed in the GE-222 plane crash, which is the highest compensation offered in Taiwan's aviation history., 1 Comment
Monday, August 25, 2014
Thailand's junta leader, who seized power in a military coup three months ago, officially assumed his new post as prime minister on Monday following an endorsement from the country's monarch.
Police in the global gambling hub of Macau have arrested five people involved with an informal poll to measure support for direct elections of the Chinese-controlled city's leader.
Xing Tian Temple (行天宮), one of the most popular temples in Taiwan, yesterday announced that from Aug. 26 it will remove its incense burners and offering tables from the temple for environmental protection purposes., 1 Comment
China has executed eight people for "terrorist attacks," including three it described as "masterminding" a suicide car crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 2013, state media announced.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday that the killing of U.S. journalist James Foley by a man speaking with an English accent was an "utter betrayal of our country."
Four people were arrested as police shut down voting facilities in Macau on Sunday after activists ignored strong objections from Beijing and held an unofficial referendum on electoral reform, the event organizer said.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Islamist fighters in the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition said on Saturday they have captured Tripoli's battered international airport after many days of clashes with nationalist militiamen.
A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted central Chile on Saturday, officials said, though there were no immediate reports of fatalities or serious damage.
Former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao reportedly plans to meet prosecutors tomorrow to defend himself against spying allegations.
A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S. would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security.