Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) yesterday said the recent tainted oil scandal has caused an estimated loss of NT$5 billion -- about 1 percent of the nation's food industry's annual revenue., 2 Comments
The nation's peak power use occurred at 1:42 p.m. yesterday, reaching 34,328 MW, with the operating reserve pegged at 4.56 percent, raising fears that Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) will implement electricity rationing. The reserve percentage was an improvement to that of the day before, however., 3 Comments
A measure of prices that producers receive for their goods and services was unchanged in August, the latest sign that inflation is in check.
U.S. President Barack Obama will try to "turn the tide" on the Ebola epidemic Tuesday by ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to curtail its spread as China also dispatched more experts to the region.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.
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Hong Kong was shuttered Tuesday as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, bringing strong winds and rain that caused flight disruptions and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports.
Police in Taichung yesterday received reports from several elderly farmers of suspicious "men in black" that were allegedly looking for the old farmer who filed complaints about tainted oil manufacturer Chang Guann (強冠)., 2 Comments
A major international organization has cut its growth forecast for the countries that use the euro and says the troubled currency union needs even more stimulus from the central bank and governments.
The main suspects involved in the killing of a police officer in downtown Taipei turned themselves in yesterday but claimed the fatal attack was an "accident."
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As many as 500 migrants are feared to have drowned after traffickers rammed and sank their boat in what the International Organization for Migration (IOM) described Monday as "the worst shipwreck in years."
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Monday, September 15, 2014
A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the West African country said.