Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Schools will be able to "freely choose" textbooks for this school year, the Education Ministry announced yesterday after negotiators of both the ruling and opposition parties reached a compromise.
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warned Tuesday of the potential damage Super Typhoon Soudelor may cause Taiwan, describing it as a "single wolf" typhoon.
The EU and Vietnam on Tuesday announced a free trade deal removing nearly all tariffs, with Brussels calling it a "milestone" on the way to a region-wide agreement with Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asian diplomats said Tuesday that mainland China's controversial island-building drive is raising regional tensions, with the Philippines slamming its "unilateral and aggressive activities."
The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, deep in economic crisis, has defaulted on part of its US$73 billion debt by missing a bond payment due on Monday, rating firm Moody's said.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Pakistan executed a convicted child killer Tuesday, brushing aside a storm of protests from rights groups that his confession had been extracted by torture and he was a minor at the time of the crime.
The EU on Monday hailed US President Barack Obama's clean power plan as "a positive step" to cut carbon emissions ahead of a global climate summit in Paris.
The last surviving pilot of the top-secret World War II Dambusters raid on Germany has died aged 96, the New Zealand Bomber Command Association said Tuesday.
Student demonstrators are to hold a press conference today at 10 a.m. to address their next step in the anti-curriculum campaign, after talks with Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) failed again yesterday.
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) attributed a stock plunge yesterday to disappointing second-quarter growth and the downward revised sales targets of bellwether firms, notably MediaTek Inc. (聯發科).
Greece's stock market plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since late June to react to the country's latest economic crisis.
With one eye on his legacy, U.S. President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken" in the fight against climate change.