Saturday, January 17, 2015
U.S. consumer prices fell in December by the largest amount in six years, reflecting another big monthly decline in gas prices and providing further evidence of falling inflation pressures.
Friday, January 16, 2015
A Thai anti-graft official said ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra must face a "political punishment" for a costly rice subsidy scheme, as calls for her impeachment gathered steam Friday.
A Kuomintang (KMT) councilor yesterday pressed charges against Greater Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) and 19 other local officials for not reporting to the city council for questioning.
The Taiwan High Court ruled city councilors charged in the 2010 New Taipei City council speaker and deputy council speaker "ballot flashing" case not guilty yesterday.
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Leading human rights groups on Thursday released satellite images claiming to show massive destruction by Boko Haram of two Nigerian towns in what is feared to be the deadliest strike of the Islamists' six-year insurgency.
U.S. wholesale prices fell in December by the largest amount in more than three years, reflecting the biggest monthly decline in the cost of gasoline in six years.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
A 20-year-old man's Twitter posts sympathizing with Islamic terrorists led to an undercover FBI operation and the man's arrest on charges that he plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials.
Pope Francis departed Sri Lanka Thursday for the Philippines, Asia's most populous Catholic nation, where ecstatic crowds await the first papal visit in 20 years., 1 Comment
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced yesterday that it will be holding a meeting next month in order to decide if there will be a second phase of water restriction after Chinese New Year, as the water level at Shihmen Dam (石門水庫) has reached a new 11-year low.
Zhou Yongkang (周永康) and Bo Xilai (薄熙來), two disgraced former top brass members of the Communist Party of China (CPC), had a conspiracy to do "something big" when they were still in power, according to the cover story of the latest issue of the Hong Kong-based Chinese-language Phoenix Weekly.
Al-Qaida in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the attack on Charlie Hebdo in a video posted online, saying it was "vengeance" for the French weekly's cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.