Saturday, June 27, 2015
ATHENS -- Greece's fraught bailout talks with its creditors took a dramatic turn early Saturday, with the radical left government announcing a referendum in just over a week on the latest proposed deal -- and urging voters to reject it.
Taipei - The issue of legalizing gay marriage is "extremely controversial" in Taiwan, a senior Ministry of Justice official said Saturday, adding that the government would not consider making same-sex marriages legal for the time being.
Greece's international creditors on Friday offered Athens a five-month, 12-billion-euro (US$13.4 billion) extension of its bailout program but said it must seal a deal this weekend to avoid an IMF default next week.
The United States Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States., 1 Comment
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman and 2016 presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen tried to assure local farmers in Eastern Taiwan that a possible political transfer of power next year would not affect shipments of agricultural produce to China. She also urged Communist China to stay out of Taiwan's elections.
At least 28 people, including foreigners, were killed Friday in a mass shooting at a Tunisian beach resort packed with holidaymakers, in the North African country's worst attack in recent history.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Lo Hsu-liang (羅栩亮), head of Taoyuan-based biotech product supplier Zodic Light World Technology Inc. (兆良科技) was arrested Friday morning immediately upon returning to Taiwan from abroad.
South Korea has introduced a new law designed to curb a MERS outbreak, tightening quarantine restrictions and imposing jail sentences on those who defy anti-infection measures in a crisis that has now left 31 dead.
Terry Gou (郭台銘), chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (also known as Foxconn) said during a shareholders meeting yesterday that the company's fortunes and "opportunities" lay in continuing to direct capital flows into emerging markets including China, India, and Southeast Asia., 2 Comments
After weeks of legislative clashes Congress handed U.S. President Barack Obama a major policy victory Wednesday, giving him authority to rapidly conclude a Pacific trade accord vehemently opposed by many in his party.
U.S. consumer spending surged in May with the biggest monthly increase in nearly six years -- a sign of stronger economic growth ahead.