Friday, March 7, 2014
With lawmakers listening raptly, the Dalai Lama on Thursday opened the U.S. Senate session with a prayer of peace as congressional leaders set aside partisan differences to receive the Tibetan spiritual leader together.
Bitcoin is not a currency but transactions involving it could be "subject to taxation", Japan's government said Friday, in a move that might pave the way for formal regulations on the troubled virtual unit.
The government is currently studying the feasibility of imposing a national defense surcharge in an attempt to increase the defense budget to boost voluntary military transformation, Defense Minister Yen Ming (嚴明) confirmed yesterday.
Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) on Thursday spoke against the Ministry of National Defence (MND), saying that no plan is in place to levy a tax for an all-volunteer military.
The latest double-digit increase to China's defense budget serves world peace and is no threat to anyone, state media argued Thursday after the 12.2 percent spending hike raised alarms in Japan., 1 Comment
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Niger on Thursday extradited to Libya one of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, al-Saadi, who fled as his father's regime crumbled in 2011 and who was under house arrest in the desert West African nation ever since, the government in Tripoli said.
South Korean officials on Thursday criticized a North Korean artillery launch that they say happened minutes before a Chinese commercial plane reportedly carrying 202 people flew in the same area.
U.S. and Russian top diplomats headed for crucial talks on Ukraine Wednesday as the EU unveiled an aid package worth at least 11 billion euros to support the country's new pro-Western leaders.