Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday she would not resign ahead of national elections set for Feb. 2, despite opposition demands she step down as the caretaker head of government.
An elderly U.S. Korean War veteran released from detention in North Korea said on Monday a videotaped "confession" he made was given under duress and that he believed he may have been held in a misunderstanding over his interest in the war.
Minister of the Interior Lee Hong-yuan (李鴻源) yesterday said there will only be one set of maps and land analysis methods that will be used by both the central government and local government to handle land overuse issues across the country.
Desperate to defuse Thailand's deepening political crisis, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved the lower house of Parliament on Monday and called for early elections. But the moves did nothing to stem a growing tide of more than 150,000 protesters vowing to overthrow her in one of the nation's largest demonstrations in years.
Taiwan's representative office in Thailand is on heightened alert amid the current political turmoil in the Southeast Asian country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
No Taiwanese nationals in Singapore were injured during the city-state's largest riot in decades, which took place late Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved parliament on Monday and called a snap election, but anti-government protest leaders pressed ahead with mass demonstrations seeking to install an unelected body to run the country.
A powerful storm that crept across the country dropped snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic region and headed northeast Sunday, turning NFL playing fields in Pennsylvania into winter wonderlands, dumping a foot of snow in Delaware and threatening a messy Monday commute in the northeast corridor.
South Korea said on Sunday it has extended its air defense zone to partially overlap with a similar zone declared by China two weeks ago that has sharply raised regional tensions.