Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.
South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye.
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake -- the strongest recorded so far this year -- struck the northeastern coast of Taiwan at 9:42 a.m. yesterday.
EU foreign minister Federica Mogherini told member states Monday they had "no more excuses" not to act on the Mediterranean migrant crisis as reports came through of another boat sinking with 300 people on board.
A bomb exploded Monday on a van carrying U.N. employees in northern Somalia, killing at least seven people and wounding several others, police and U.N. officials said. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping heads to Islamabad Monday to unveil a US$46 billion investment plan that Pakistan hopes will end its chronic energy crisis and "transform" the country into a regional economic hub.
EU ministers headed Monday into crisis talks under pressure to confront people-smuggling gangs, with more than 700 people feared dead in what may be the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant disaster to date.
Australia and Iran will share intelligence to track foreign fighters working with the Islamic State group in Iraq, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Monday, as lawmakers urged caution.
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 9:42 a.m. Monday, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that Farglory (遠雄) could present its own plans to address the Taipei Dome safety issues., 1 Comment
As many as 700 migrants were feared drowned Sunday after their packed boat capsized off Libya in what was described as the deadliest such disaster to date in the Mediterranean.
Mainland China's central bank announced Sunday it would cut the level of funds that commercial banks must hold in reserve by one percentage point, the second such move this year to boost lending.
Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are returning to see the linen again after it went back on display starting Sunday.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
President Jacob Zuma on Saturday pleaded with foreigners to stay in South Africa as he cancelled a state visit to Indonesia to deal with a wave of deadly xenophobic violence at home.
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