Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Amid anger over an Islamic insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians threw out the incumbent and elected a 72-year-old former military dictator in a historic transfer of power officially announced early Wednesday following the nation's most hotly contested election ever.
An emergency was declared in the Micronesian state of Chuuk Wednesday as Super Typhoon Maysak cut a destructive path across the central Pacific leaving at least five dead and extensive damage.
Russia and Iran claimed a breakthrough in talks on a framework deal cutting back Tehran's nuclear programme, but the US denied everything had been agreed as discussions were due to resume Wednesday.
Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) said yesterday that should Taiwan apply to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in the future, it should be striving to receive equal treatment and to be respected as a country.
China signaled on Tuesday that Taiwan would not be allowed to join the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is seen as a counterweight to the U.S.-based World Bank.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that mainland Chinese media reports that unanimously claimed that he supports "One China" were taken out of context.
Thail and's junta chief said on Tuesday he would lift martial law but only after replacing it with a new order retaining sweeping powers for the military.
A massive power cut caused chaos and shut down public transport Tuesday across Turkey, with the government refusing to rule out that the electricity system had been the victim of an attack.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Marathon talks aimed at stopping Iran from getting nuclear weapons reach the finish line Tuesday as global powers scramble to clear the final hurdles hours before a midnight deadline for a framework deal.
A Malaysian court convicted and sentenced a local fishmonger to death on Tuesday for the murder of two British medical students last year, his defence lawyer said.
President Ma Ying-jeou on Tuesday reiterated Taiwan's determination to push ahead with its domestic submarine program to modernize its fleet and bolster the country's defense capabilities.
Thanks to last week's rainfall filling reservoirs with fresh water, the introduction of phase-three water rationing has been postponed from April 1 to April 8.
A drug crackdown in Chupei, Hsinchu County last night turned into a shootout between police and drug dealers, with one drug dealer dead, another under arrest and one police officer injured as of press time.
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