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Friday, May 29, 2015
Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) yesterday announced that preventive measures will be taken in order to tackle the MERS-CoV virus (中東呼吸症候群冠狀病毒感染症), as it was reported that the virus has made its way past China's borders as of press time.
European Union nations and legislators have reached a deal in principle to create a fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros (US$345 billion) in private- and public-sector investment to upgrade infrastructure, stimulate the EU's sluggish economies and ignite job growth.
 > Europe
Japanese yen continues to depreciate
The Japanese yen yesterday continued to depreciate, hitting 124.30 per U.S. dollar by yesterday noon, the lowest since December 2002.
G-7 meet on global growth overshadowed by Greek crisis
Finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Seven wealthiest nations gathered in Dresden Thursday to seek ways of boosting global growth, while the Greek crisis also cast its shadow over the talks.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Calls for FIFA's Blatter to quit as global anger builds
ZURICH - FIFA's veteran president Sepp Blatter faced angry demands to resign after US indictments and arrests of top lieutenants engulfed the football supremo in crisis heading into an annual congress Thursday.
 > Soccer
WASHINGTON - As many as 22 people in South Korea and four US lab workers may have been exposed to anthrax after the American military accidentally shipped out at least one live sample, officials said.
 > Korea
Malaysia says believes 139 bodies in migrant graves
WANG KELIAN, Malaysia - Malaysia said Thursday it believes 139 people are buried in marked graves at remote detention camps used by people-smugglers on the Thai border, with each wrapped in white cloth in Muslim tradition.
Taiwan -- Unsanitary conditions found at big tea firms
Inspectors found dirty preparation areas at several factories that manufacture famous bottled tea, namely Uni-President (統一), Kuang Chuan (光泉), Hey Song (黑松) and Young Energy Source Co. Ltd. (YES, 悅氏), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) revealed yesterday.
The European Union and Switzerland signed a major accord Wednesday that will end banking secrecy for EU residents and prevent them from hiding undeclared income in Swiss banks, the European Commission said.
 > Europe
Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed
Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption.
 > Soccer
China's Quanzou Evening News stated Wednesday that the U.S. Armed Forces are stepping up surveillance of disputed islands in the South China Sea amid rising tension with Beijing.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Taiwan -- U.S. 'appreciates' South China Sea Peace Initiative: official
The United States welcomed a Taiwan initiative for peace in the disputed South China Sea, an official with the U.S. State Department said Tuesday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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