Sunday, February 1, 2015
Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) remarks that longer periods of colonialism produce more advanced cultures drew wide criticism in Taiwan yesterday.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma has met with the head of a powerful Chinese regulator, days after authorities accused the e-commerce giant of allowing "illegal" actions on its multibillion-dollar online shopping platform.
Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam with a hard-fought win over bitter rival Maria Sharapova on Saturday, consolidating her place among the game's legends.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday welcomed an African Union proposal to set up a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to fight Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Germany bluntly rejected on Friday suggestions that Greece should be forgiven repayment of its rescue loans, while a top eurozone official said there was no decision yet on what to do after the country's bailout program runs out at the end of February.
In light of newly elected Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu's (朱立倫) substantial personnel reform measures, several senior party employees have reportedly voiced their resentment toward Chu's persistence in making changes without providing them with alternative occupational arrangements.
Falling prices sent another worrying signal about the eurozone economy just before the European Central Bank starts a 1 trillion euro (US$1.1 trillion) stimulus effort.
A bomb tore through a busy Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan on Friday killing at least 61 people, officials said, in the deadliest sectarian attack to hit the country in nearly two years.
The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Militants fired a barrage of rockets and set off a car bomb Thursday killing at least 26 people, mostly soldiers, in Egypt's North Sinai province, where security forces are battling a raging Islamist insurgency.