Saturday, November 22, 2014
Deadlocked international talks aimed at defusing a 12-year standoff with Iran over its nuclear ambitions entered their cliffhanger final weekend Saturday, days before a deadline.
Taiwan's efforts to establish free trade agreements (FTA) with other countries have stalled, with the international community beginning to doubt Taiwan's ability to ratify negotiated agreements following the public's strong opposition to the cross-strait service trade pact, according to a U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission statement in a recent report to the U.S. Congress.
Pledging to fix America's "broken" immigration system, U.S. President Barack Obama offered five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation Thursday, allowing families to emerge from the shadows and seek work permits.
China's central bank on Friday unexpectedly cut benchmark interest rates for the first time in more than two years, as authorities seek to prop up flagging growth in the world's second-largest economy.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Pledging to fix America's "broken" immigration system, President Barack Obama offered five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation Thursday, allowing families to emerge from the shadows and seek work permits.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament Friday, forcing a snap election in an apparent bid to shore up support for his scandal-plagued government so that he can pursue his policy goals.
Taiwan is ranked the best place to start a business in Asia, ranking No. 8 out of 130 countries in the world, based on the recently released 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI).
The Taipei District Prosecutors' Office (TDPO) yesterday said it was seeking the death penalty for stabbing suspect Chang Yen-wen, who allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death after failing to convince her to remain in their relationship on Sept. 22; prosecutors said that despite the cruel nature of the killing, Chang has not shown any regret for his actions.
Manufacturing activity in China stagnated in November, British banking giant HSBC said Thursday, warning of "significant" pressures on the world's second-largest economy as its key purchasing managers' index (PMI) hit a six-month low.
U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.