Friday, August 29, 2014
The Islamic State group is taking violence against civilians in Syria "to a new level," threatening the cross-border humanitarian aid operations recently approved by the Security Council, a top U.N. aid official said Thursday.
Japan's vital signs remained weak in July as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world's third-largest economy.
Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (柯震東) was released at midnight today from custody in Beijing., 1 Comment
After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated.
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) yesterday summoned former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) and three other witnesses for questioning regarding Chang's alleged information leak.
Ukraine and the West said Thursday that Russian troops were actively involved in the fighting tearing apart the east of the country, raising fears of a direct military confrontation between Kiev and its former Soviet masters.
The Tourism Bureau began preparations Thursday for repairs on the iconic Queen's Head rock formation at Yehliu Geopark in New Taipei, in a bid to protect the popular tourist attraction from further erosion.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops.
China's government on Thursday called on Japan to "break clean with militarism" after Tokyo confirmed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony honoring more than a thousand World War II-era war criminals praising their contributions.
Newly appointed Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wu (陳雄文) yesterday stated that contingency plans stand ready to break a possible stalemate in minimum wage negotiations, during an interview with the Central News Agency (CNA).
Executives of Addcn Technology Co. (Addcn, 數字科技), an operator of a variety of online trading platforms ranging from cars to houses, were indicted by prosecutors yesterday for allegedly accumulating illegal profits of NT$18.6 billion.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday withdrew from a U.N.-supervised audit of the fraud-tainted election, tipping the country deeper into crisis less than a week before the scheduled inauguration.