Thursday, June 18, 2015
Hong Kong lawmakers rejected a Beijing-backed political reform package Thursday as pro-democracy legislators united to vote down a contentious electoral roadmap that has sparked mass protests.
A white gunman was at large early Thursday after he shot and killed several people at a historic black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina in a gruesome attack police called a hate crime.
Eurozone finance ministers were set to hold crunch talks over Greece Thursday, after a barrage of warnings that the country risks a damaging exit from the EU if it fails to strike a deal with its creditors.
The Kuomintang's (KMT) Central Standing Committee (CSC) used one second of applause to "approve for reference" (核備) Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu's (洪秀柱) opinion poll results released last Saturday that showed she had easily passed the party's 30 percent minimum approval rating.
The United States is willing to accord likely Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) the same level of courtesy as her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) counterpart should she decide to visit the U.S, the new top U.S. envoy in Taiwan said yesterday.
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Hong Kong lawmakers laid bare the city's entrenched political divide Wednesday as they locked horns over a reform package ahead of a key vote that pits democracy campaigners against the government.
The Greek central bank warned Wednesday that the country could crash out of the eurozone and even the European Union if it fails to reach a bailout deal with international creditors.
Syrian refugees in Turkey began returning to their homes in Tal Abyad on Wednesday after Kurdish forces seized the border town in a major blow to the Islamic State group.
Gogoro Inc., a Taiwanese startup founded by former HTC Corp. (宏達電) executives, announced Wednesday its pricing and battery-swapping station network for its electric scooters as the company aims to build smart vehicles for cities.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
HONG KONG - Hong Kong entered a political showdown Wednesday as lawmakers debated a divisive reform package ahead of a key vote, with tensions high over an alleged explosives plot that police said was linked to a "radical" group.