Tuesday, October 7, 2014
National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) Superintendent Huang Guan-tarn (黃冠棠) said yesterday that he "personally felt" that the controversial MG149 bank account, connected to pan-green Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), may be illegal and morally tainted, yet also stated that the account is unproblematic., 4 Comments
Hong Kong protesters were under pressure Monday to end their pro-democracy campaign as their numbers dwindled after a chaotic week of mass rallies, and frustration grew over disruption and traffic gridlock.
Strong typhoon Phanfone slammed into Japan Monday, packing gusting winds and huge waves that swept three U.S. military officials out to sea in another stark reminder of the country's vulnerability to nature.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Hong Kong's civil servants returned to work and schools were reopening Monday as a massive pro-democracy protest that has occupied much of the city center for the week dwindled.
FBI Director James Comey compared Chinese hackers to a "drunk burglar" who steals with reckless abandon, even as they cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars every year.
An alliance of more than one hundred non-governmental organizations yesterday staged a rally outside the Legislative Yuan urging the government to complete the necessary amendments that will pave the way for the legalization of gay marriage., 2 Comments
The Legislature's Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee will hold a public hearing on a marriage equality bill in mid-October, the committee's convener said Sunday, during a rally by civil rights activists outside the Legislative Yuan., 1 Comment
Pope Francis on Sunday issued a strong signal of support for reform of the Catholic Church's approach to marriage, cohabitation and divorce as bishops began a landmark review of teaching on the family.
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Brazilians voted Sunday, with President Dilma Rousseff expected to win the first round but headed for a likely runoff against one of two challengers promising very different brands of change.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Jean-Claude Duvalier, who presided over what was widely acknowledged as a corrupt and brutal regime as the self-proclaimed "president for life" of Haiti until a popular uprising sent him into a 25-year exile, has died. He was 63.
Standoffs between Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters and their antagonists grew increasingly ugly Saturday, as the two sides traded insults and at times taunted police. The city's leader said streets occupied by the protest must be cleared by Monday., 1 Comment