Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Taiwan High Court yesterday sentenced socialite Justin Lee (李宗瑞) to an accumulated 79 years and seven months for sexually assaulting 20 women, also ordering him to pay compensation totaling NT$27.45 million to 17 victims from the second trial.
Shares in Taiwan took a dive Tuesday after the rally seen a session earlier as Taiwanese suppliers to Apple Inc. came under pressure, dragging down the bellwether electronics sector, dealers said.
Three men arrested over a foiled attempt to bomb the Philippine capital's airport were also planning to attack the Chinese embassy and one of Manila's biggest malls, authorities said Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security.
The FBI and Apple were urgently investigating Monday after an apparent massive hack of a cloud data service unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of dozens of celebrities across the Internet.
Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) confirmed yesterday that Taiwan's National Day fireworks will be held in Taichung City as planned, with the city promising to make this a wonderful event.
Taiwan's TransAsia Airways (復興航空) said Monday its president Chooi Yee-Chong (徐以聰) had left the firm after staying on to help handle the aftermath of the July crash that killed 48 people.
Hong Kong activists launched their fight against Beijing's landmark decision to limit voting reforms on Monday, heckling a senior Chinese official during angry scenes after hopes for full democracy were crushed.
Growth in Chinese manufacturing activity slowed in August, two closely watched surveys showed Monday, losing momentum as a declining property sector and waning stimulus effects weigh on the world's second-largest economy.
NATO will upgrade its military readiness at a summit this week to provide a more visible presence in eastern European member states spooked by Russia's actions in Ukraine, alliance head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday.