Sunday, September 20, 2015
The Japanese National Diet, or parliament, passed contentious security bills into law early Saturday, in a move that could see Japanese troops fight abroad for the first time in 70 years.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
ZAGREB, Croatia -- Thousands of migrants were trapped Friday in a vicious tug-of-war as bickering European governments shut border crossings, blocked bridges and erected new barbed-wire fences in a bid to stem the wave of humanity fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.
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WASHINGTON -- American and Russian military chiefs began talks Friday over Moscow's buildup in Syria, signaling the U.S. is resigned to Russia's emerging plans but anxious to avoid dangerous misunderstandings on the battlefield.
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, the world's largest IC packaging and testing house, said yesterday its bid to acquire a major stake in local competitor, Siliconware Precision Industry (SPIL), has already satisfied the minimum conditions, facilitating its move to buy up to 25 percent of its shares.
A Keelung-based fishing boat, registered as the Shih Hui No. 31 (世暉31號) and carrying nine crew members, collided with a cargo ship and capsized off Taoyuan yesterday morning. The nine fishermen, including the captain, have yet to be recovered, according to the Keelung City Government.
The United States said Thursday it was open to limited talks with Moscow following the controversial deployment of Russian troops and heavy weapons to war-torn Syria.
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The U.S. Federal Reserve held its key interest rate locked at zero Thursday, citing worries about how the slowdown in China will hit the U.S. economy.
They filed frivolous no-confidence motions. They made long-winded speeches to explain them. One employed the "cow walk," moving slowly like a cow to the podium to vote on a motion.
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Friday, September 18, 2015
Burkina Faso's presidential guard declared a coup Thursday after arresting the interim president and key government figures as the country prepared for its first elections since the overthrow of longtime leader Blaise Compaore.