Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Ministry of National Defense (MND, 國防部) announced yesterday that Defense Minister Yen Ming's (嚴明) official resignation has been approved.
China will this year hold its first large-scale military parade since 2009 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reports said Tuesday, with one key goal described as being to "frighten Japan."
Facebook, the world's most popular social network, and its Instagram photo site were interrupted temporarily Tuesday, provoking panic, rumors of a hack and jokes on how more than one billion users were struggling to cope.
The Dow fell more than 350 points in early trade Tuesday following several disappointing earnings reports from big companies and a surprising drop in durable goods orders.
Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped sharply in December, dragged lower by a big decline in demand for commercial aircraft.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that the Farglory Group (遠雄集團) should come forward and let the public know whether the Taipei Dome (台北大巨蛋) will be suitable for baseball games upon its completion.
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Japan's trade deficit swelled to a record US$109 billion in 2014, data showed Monday, mostly because of huge post-Fukushima energy bills, but analysts said a recent drop in oil prices would shrink the yawning gap.
Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party moved fast to form a coalition government on Monday after its stunning election win that has put the country on a collision course with its international creditors.
The euro briefly sank to a new 11-year low against the dollar in early Asian trade Monday after anti-austerity party Syriza swept to victory in Greece's general elections.
More than 40 Philippine police commandos were killed in an 11-hour firefight with Muslim rebels that erupted while they were chasing one of the region's most wanted militants, police said Monday., 2 Comments
Monday, January 26, 2015
A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday branded the murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants as "outrageous and unforgivable" and demanded the immediate release of a second captive, amid a tide of global revulsion.