Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The most famed temple in Syria's Palmyra has been blown up, the United Nations said Monday, showing satellite images of the damage as the Islamic State group presses a campaign to tear down the treasured heritage site.
U.S. stocks traded sharply lower Tuesday as poor factory data from China sparked another round of global equity selloffs.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a visit to Alaska.
Taipei - Ex-Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Lien Chan on Tuesday echoed the idea raised recently by Chinese communist party General Secretary Xi Jinping that both sides of the Taiwan Strait should jointly write history to boost mutual understanding and cooperation.
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday abruptly reversed remarks he made earlier on EasyCard Corp.'s decision to feature a popular Japanese adult film actress on a limited-edition series of covers originally scheduled to be sold today.
Taipei City's women's rights committee yesterday called for the immediate disposal of the controversial limited-edition card covers "Angles and Demons" featuring Yui Hatano.
Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) confirmed yesterday that HTC Corp. (宏達電) will lay off 400 people in Taoyuan and that his government will assist HTC workers find new jobs in the high-tech sector.
Mainland China's main state broadcaster on Monday paraded a financial journalist "confessing" to causing the stock market "great losses" as authorities seek to rein in a rout on the exchanges.
A grenade exploded outside Ukraine's parliament during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east, killing one police officer, the interior ministry said. About 100 other officers were injured in the clashes, 10 of them seriously.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Police investigating the deadly Bangkok blast said they were seeking a Thai woman and an unidentified man after bomb-making materials were discovered over the weekend in a second apartment raided by police.
Malaysia's prime minister vowed he would not quit over a US$700-million financial scandal, and accused protesters of showing "poor national spirit" by holding a massive rally to demand his resignation on the eve of the country's National Day on Monday.