Friday, February 21, 2014
Overnight talks between opposition leaders and the embattled Ukrainian president paused Friday morning as a shaky peace reigned in the protest camps in downtown Kiev after days of fighting left more than 100 people dead
China and the United States share common objectives and should boost cooperation between their militaries, the U.S. Army chief said Friday at the start of meetings with top Chinese generals aimed at building trust amid rising regional tensions.
President Ma Ying-jeou said that more industries have gradually realized that the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement will not bring about any negative effects on the Taiwanese market.
Facebook is betting huge on mobile with an eye-popping cash-and-stock deal worth up to US$19 billion for Internet Age smartphone messaging service WhatsApp.
As Taiwan possesses more advantages over emerging countries, its stock market is expected to hike to 8,850 points this year, according to a report released by Morgan Stanley yesterday.
A key index of Chinese manufacturing fell further in February to hit its lowest level in seven months, HSBC said Thursday, in a sign of diminishing strength in the world's second-largest economy.
Ukraine's brittle truce shattered on Thursday in fierce clashes between baton-wielding protesters and riot police that claimed at least 27 lives just as EU envoys were holding crisis talks with the embattled president.
Their backs stooped, dozens of elderly North and South Koreans separated for six decades reunited Thursday, weeping and embracing in a rush of words and emotion. The reunions come during a rare period of detente between the rival Koreas and are all the more poignant because the participants will part again in a few days, likely forever.
The Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan (COA) said yesterday that it had finished an amendment to the Statute for Prevention and Control of Infectious Animal Disease, which altered several regulations, including the listing of H7N9 avian flu as a critical zoonosis which requires the infected animal to be killed due to the danger it presents to humans.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones.