Thursday, July 10, 2014
The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) yesterday retracted Keelung mayoral hopeful Huang Ching-tai's (黃景泰) nomination to run for the position in the upcoming seven-in-one elections in its Central Standing Committee meeting.
Both sides claimed victory Wednesday in Indonesia's tightest and most divisive presidential election since the end of authoritarian rule, as unofficial tallies showed Jakarta governor Joko Widodo leading over ex-general Prabowo Subianto.
The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) yesterday announced its latest decision to fine nine privately owned electricity suppliers a total of NT$6.007 billion for refusing to cooperate with the Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) to lower the price of electricity.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Brazil's World Cup dream was smashed into oblivion Tuesday as majestic Germany ran riot to win an extraordinary semi-final 7-1, sending the hosts crashing to the worst defeat in their 100-year footballing history.
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The Israeli air force bombed 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as it pressed a widescale campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire, an army official said Wednesday.
Beijing's claim to almost the whole of the South China Sea is "problematic" and the Asian giant's actions have raised tensions, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday on the eve of high-stakes talks.
New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) said yesterday that Kuomintang (KMT) headquarters is actively considering whether to nominate another candidate to run in the Keelung mayoral race.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday declared his determination to pursue peace in Asia, as he strengthened defense ties with Australia and signed an ambitious free-trade agreement.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Japan braced Tuesday for one of its worst storms in years as typhoon Neoguri barrelled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with the national weather agency issuing its highest alert and nearly half-a-million people urged to take shelter.
The Israeli air force launched dozens of raids on the Gaza Strip overnight after massive rocket fire from the enclave pounded southern Israel, leaving 17 people injured, sources said Tuesday.