Thursday, November 26, 2015
The ruling Kuomintang's presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) and his running mate Wang Ju-hsuan (王如玄) registered Wednesday for the January 2016 presidential election, with Chu vowing to fight against the odds.
Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered state-of-the art air defense missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, a move that raised the threat of a military confrontation between the NATO member and Russia.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
China's President Xi Jinping will bring no new concessions to the negotiating table when he attends key UN climate change talks in Paris next week, a senior Chinese diplomat said Wednesday.
South Korea and the United States on Wednesday formally ratified a new nuclear cooperation agreement that stops short of granting Seoul the permission it had sought to start reprocessing spent nuclear fuel.
Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a nationwide state of emergency and a curfew in the capital after a bomb attack on a presidential guard bus killed at least 12 people on Tuesday.
President Ma Ying-jeou has "not ruled out" a visit to Taiping Island (太平島), an island in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea for next month, after local media cited national security sources, yesterday.
NATO member Turkey on Tuesday shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border, an act President Vladimir Putin said would have "serious consequences" for ties between two key protagonists in the Syria war.
A marine patrol cooperation agreement signed between Taiwan and the Philippines earlier this month is a "milestone" in bilateral relations that will be beneficial to both sides, a Philippines envoy said yesterday in Taipei.