Thursday, July 30, 2015
"The Diaoyutai islands (釣魚台列嶼) belong to Taiwan," Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman and presidential hopeful Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) stated yesterday., 1 Comment
Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu continued yesterday to question the role of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) in financing student protests surrounding the controversial high school curriculum guideline changes made by the government's education ministry., 2 Comments
Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city.
The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales growth.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
BRUSSELS - NATO strongly backed Turkey's fight against Islamic State militants in Syria at emergency talks Tuesday but some countries expressed concerns that strikes on Kurdish fighters could torpedo peace talks with the rebels.
CALAIS, France - One man was found dead Wednesday as migrants made some 1,500 attempts to enter the Eurotunnel terminal in a desperate bid to get to England, a situation the British prime minister warned was "very concerning."
Taipei - Water rates for Taipei Water Department customers are expected to rise by an average of 30 percent next year after the proposed new rates were approved by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Tuesday.
A proposal to raise water rates by Taipei City was approved by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) yesterday, and on average, each household will be charged NT$22 more per month, starting as early as January next year.
Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power, as he made the first address to the African Union by a U.S. leader.
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je appeared for the first time in the capacity of defendant at the Taipei District Prosecutors Office yesterday regarding the MG149 bank account, which he has been accused of using for the purposes of money laundering during his 2014 mayoral campaign. Kuomintang Legislator Lo Shu-lei (羅淑蕾), Ko's accuser, also appeared yesterday.
Chinese shares sank Tuesday, a day after Shanghai's steepest one-day slide in eight years, defying renewed government vows of support that analysts warned were not enough to soothe nervous investors.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015