Thursday, February 12, 2015
Responding to questions concerning the son of his bodyguard -- a police officer assigned to Daxi Precinct (大溪警分局) in Taoyuan -- attempting to destroy evidence from his hit and run accident in January, Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) said that such actions are unethical and the laws of the country will not tolerate such behavior., 1 Comment
Nearly half of foreign companies in China feel singled out in a wave of anti-monopoly and other investigations, and a growing number are deciding not to expand their investments, the American Chamber of Commerce in China said Wednesday.
Apple became the first company to reach a market value of US$700 billion Tuesday as shares vaulted amid upbeat news on the U.S. tech giant's gains in the smartphone market and soon-to-arrive smartwatch.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Six inmates in Kaohsiung Prison armed themselves with guns and took several hostages including the warden, the Ministry of Justice confirmed Wednesday.
The Changhua District Court (彰化地方法院) ruled to uphold its NT$300 million bail arrangement for disgraced food mogul Wei Ying-chung (魏應充) late yesterday.
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he was the victim of a "political conspiracy" on Tuesday as the nation's highest court sent him to jail for five years on a sodomy conviction that will likely end his career.
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China's Wanda Group has agreed to buy Infront -- the Swiss sports marketing group headed by Sepp Blatter's nephew and which holds some broadcasting rights to the World Cup -- for 1.05 billion euros (US$1.2 billion), the two firms said Tuesday.
The Taipei International Comics and Animation Festival kicked off yesterday, featuring graphic artists, authors, voice actors and animation producers from Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Malaysia's top court on Tuesday upheld opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy conviction and sentenced him to five years in prison, a verdict he slammed -- while standing in the dock -- as the "murder of judicial independence" and the result of a political conspiracy.
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A Hong Kong woman was convicted Tuesday of beating and starving her Indonesian maid, keeping her prisoner in a "torture" case that sparked international outrage and spotlighted the plight of migrant domestic workers., 1 Comment
The Tainan District Prosecutors' Office (台南地檢署) is seeking to detain Greater Tainan Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教) and three others for allegedly buying votes during the speaker election campaign period., 1 Comment
Egyptian football fans blamed police on Monday for a stampede and clashes at a Cairo stadium that left 19 people dead, raising fears of further unrest.