Thursday, May 28, 2015
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.
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.
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
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.
More than 1,100 people have died in a major heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue.
More than 100,000 U.S. taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an Internal Revenue Service website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds.
In an effort to reduce increasing tension surrounding sovereignty disputes among claimants of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday proposed a new peace plan for the region, urging parties not to take unilateral actions that could further destabilize the area. ., 1 Comment
China's Ministry of Transport held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the construction of two lighthouses in the disputed South China Sea area, a move that is likely to escalate tensions in the region.
Mainland China said Tuesday it would project its military power further beyond its sea borders and more assertively in the air, defending the construction of artificial islands which sparked concern in Washington.
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell slightly in April. But a category that reflects business investment climbed for a second month, a hopeful sign that this key sector is starting to revive.
A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant away from its mother. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
MEXICO CITY - A tornado ripped into a town in northern Mexico on Monday, killing at least 13 people and flattening hundreds of homes in a deadly six-second blast of carnage, officials said.
SEOUL - Samsung Group announced Tuesday the merger of two major affiliates, as the South Korean business giant accelerates restructuring efforts ahead of a generational power transfer within the founding Lee family.