Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Chuang Chih-yuan (莊智淵) and Chen Chien-an (陳建安) will each receive NT$900,000 (US$30,033.56) from Taiwan's government in recognition of their historic win of the men's doubles title at the World Table Tennis Championships early Monday.
North Korea fired a sixth short-range missile into the Sea of Japan on Monday, defying warnings from U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon and South Korea after a flurry of similar tests at the weekend.
Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for US$1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times.
The Philippines said Monday that it would make "coordinated efforts" with Taiwan to look into the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman but stopped short of a joint investigation.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Venezuela's recent designation of an acting head of its diplomatic mission in the United States shows the OPEC nation's desire to restore full diplomatic relations, the foreign minister said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's senior coalition partner says that reaching a final peace agreement with the Palestinians is unrealistic at the current time and the sides should instead pursue an interim arrangement.
Pope Francis warned the Catholic Church to not close in on itself at a Mass to mark Pentecost Sunday attended by more than 200,000 people, urging the faithful to be open and present in a new and changing world.
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A strong frontal boundary between cold and warm masses arrived in Taiwan yesterday and the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast that the frontal rainfall will linger above the island until May 23.
North Korea Sunday test-fired a short-range missile off its east coast, its fourth in two days, despite pleas from South Korea and the U.N. chief to halt the launches at a time of high tensions.
The Ministry of Justice yesterday provided evidence suggesting that the Philippine coastal guard intentionally targeted sailors aboard a fishing boat during a shooting incident that left one Taiwanese fisherman dead, while noting that it is currently negotiating with its Philippine counterparts regarding a possible joint investigation., 1 Comment
Under tight security, Pakistani officials Sunday held a repeat election in a district of violence-plagued Karachi, despite the killing of a senior politician in the city the day before.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic stole some of the spotlight from David Beckham as he scored two goals to lead French champion Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 home win against Brest on Saturday.