Wednesday, August 5, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou reiterated Wednesday that the Diaoyutai Islands are part of Republic of China territory, citing the perspectives of history, geography, geology and international law.
Japanese leader Shinzo Abe told US Vice President Joe Biden he would have "serious concerns" if WikiLeaks claims Washington spied on Japanese politicians were true, and called for an investigation, a top official said Wednesday.
Two passenger trains derailed after being hit by flash floods on a bridge in central India, killing at least 27 people in the latest deadly accident on the nation's crumbling rail network.
Schools will be able to "freely choose" textbooks for this school year, the Education Ministry announced yesterday after negotiators of both the ruling and opposition parties reached a compromise., 1 Comment
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warned Tuesday of the potential damage Super Typhoon Soudelor may cause Taiwan, describing it as a "single wolf" typhoon.
The EU and Vietnam on Tuesday announced a free trade deal removing nearly all tariffs, with Brussels calling it a "milestone" on the way to a region-wide agreement with Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asian diplomats said Tuesday that mainland China's controversial island-building drive is raising regional tensions, with the Philippines slamming its "unilateral and aggressive activities."
The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, deep in economic crisis, has defaulted on part of its US$73 billion debt by missing a bond payment due on Monday, rating firm Moody's said.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Pakistan executed a convicted child killer Tuesday, brushing aside a storm of protests from rights groups that his confession had been extracted by torture and he was a minor at the time of the crime.
The EU on Monday hailed US President Barack Obama's clean power plan as "a positive step" to cut carbon emissions ahead of a global climate summit in Paris.
The last surviving pilot of the top-secret World War II Dambusters raid on Germany has died aged 96, the New Zealand Bomber Command Association said Tuesday.
Student demonstrators are to hold a press conference today at 10 a.m. to address their next step in the anti-curriculum campaign, after talks with Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) failed again yesterday.