Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) said yesterday that should Taiwan apply to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in the future, it should be striving to receive equal treatment and to be respected as a country.
China signaled on Tuesday that Taiwan would not be allowed to join the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is seen as a counterweight to the U.S.-based World Bank.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that mainland Chinese media reports that unanimously claimed that he supports "One China" were taken out of context.
Thail and's junta chief said on Tuesday he would lift martial law but only after replacing it with a new order retaining sweeping powers for the military.
A massive power cut caused chaos and shut down public transport Tuesday across Turkey, with the government refusing to rule out that the electricity system had been the victim of an attack.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Marathon talks aimed at stopping Iran from getting nuclear weapons reach the finish line Tuesday as global powers scramble to clear the final hurdles hours before a midnight deadline for a framework deal.
A Malaysian court convicted and sentenced a local fishmonger to death on Tuesday for the murder of two British medical students last year, his defence lawyer said.
President Ma Ying-jeou on Tuesday reiterated Taiwan's determination to push ahead with its domestic submarine program to modernize its fleet and bolster the country's defense capabilities.
Thanks to last week's rainfall filling reservoirs with fresh water, the introduction of phase-three water rationing has been postponed from April 1 to April 8.
A drug crackdown in Chupei, Hsinchu County last night turned into a shootout between police and drug dealers, with one drug dealer dead, another under arrest and one police officer injured as of press time.
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Japanese factory output fell by a worse-than-expected 3.4 percent in February, data showed Monday, adding to the gloom enveloping the world's third largest economy as it struggles to overcome last year's sales tax rise.
U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. But economists hope bigger paychecks will give spending a bigger boost in the coming months.
A shooting erupted when a vehicle tried to ram an entrance gate to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) outside Washington, D.C., media reports said on Monday.