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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
European Union leaders agreed Thursday to create a strategic investment fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros (US$386 billion) in private- and public-sector money to upgrade infrastructure, jumpstart the EU's sluggish economies and ignite job growth.
Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.
China's gross domestic product (GDP) turned out to be 3.4 percent larger last year than originally announced, the government said Friday after a national survey -- a revision equal to about the size of Malaysia's economy.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns Friday, police said, reportedly in a gruesome mass stabbing that comes just days after a deadly siege in Sydney.
Nine years of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" came to an end Thursday night along with its mythical presiding pundit, as the real-life Stephen Colbert bade the audience farewell.