Monday, November 30, 2015
The Ministry of Finance (MOF, 財政部) will propose new earned income tax credit measures aimed at low- and middle-income working families, which would reduce tax for expenses paid in pre-school education, vocational school fees and long-term care, in the next legislative session, Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) told reporters yesterday.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen continues to hold a commanding lead over her opponents, in the countdown to Taiwan's three-way presidential race on Jan. 16, according to the latest public opinion poll released Saturday.
Pope Francis arrived Sunday in the conflict-torn Central African Republic, brushing aside security concerns to bring a message of peace and reconciliation to a country where violence between Christian and Muslim militants has divided the capital city and forced nearly 1 million from their homes over the last two years.
The Turkish prime minister says Turkey has taken delivery of the body of a Russian pilot who was killed after Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian warplane.
Beijing on Sunday issued its highest-level smog alert this year and urged residents to stay indoors as dangerous air pollution continued to cloak swaths of northern China.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Tens of thousands marched across Australia Sunday on a third day of worldwide rallies as pressure mounts on global leaders to strike a pact on cutting greenhouse gases at crucial talks in still-shaken Paris.
Burkina Faso elects a new president and parliament Sunday hoping to turn the page on a year of turmoil during which the west African nation's people ousted a veteran ruler and repelled a military coup.
Paris Saint-Germain are guaranteed to end 2015 on top of the Ligue 1 table after a 4-1 win against Troyes on a day marked by tributes to the victims of the recent terror attacks.
Vast crowds of Ugandans greeted Pope Francis on Saturday as he honored Christians martyred for the faith on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa, which he dubbed "the continent of hope."
The Philippines on Saturday took delivery of two Korean-made fighter jets -- the country's first supersonic combat aircraft in a decade -- as it strengthens its underfunded military amid an escalating territorial feud with China.