Monday, December 22, 2014
Anti-Islamist candidate Beji Caid Essebsi has claimed victory in Tunisia's first free presidential election but bitter rival and incumbent Moncef Marzouki dismissed the declaration as unfounded and refused to concede defeat.
A driver shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") ploughed into pedestrians in eastern France Sunday, injuring 11 of them, just a day after a man yelling the same words was killed in an attack on police officers.
Taipei Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) led a boot camp yesterday for his newly assembled team of government-ranking officials, where he said that honesty is the first thing he expects from them.
New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu reiterated a proposal on Sunday that would put a possible constitutional amendment on improving government accountability to a referendum in 2016 in tandem with a national election.
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An African American gunman with an apparent grudge killed two New York police officers in a cold-blooded attack after weeks of outrage over police killings of unarmed black men.
Tunisians voted Sunday in the runoff of the country's first free presidential election, with authorities urging a big turnout to answer efforts to disrupt the final leg of a four-year transition.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday warned North Korea it would face retaliation for a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures over an irreverent film comedy that infuriated Pyongyang.
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The U.S. White House has finally made an official response toward a petition raised regarding an incident that occurred between Taiwan and the Philippines on overlapping waters in 2013 that strained bilateral relations for months., 1 Comment
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of "one China," as pro-democracy campaigners in both semi-autonomous territories call for free leadership elections.
Taiwanese fishing boats that were reportedly detained by the Indonesian Coast Guard on Friday are safe, Taiwan's fishery authorities said yesterday., 1 Comment
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Taiwan yesterday urged Indonesia to refrain from firing on fishing boats illegally operating in Indonesian waters following reports the Southeast Asian country's navy was hunting four Taiwanese vessels to enforce Jakarta's vow to take a hard line against poaching., 4 Comments
Taipei Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday released his second update of cabinet members, affirming the positions of 16 department directors and commissioners to much criticism.
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