Saturday, March 8, 2014
The Taipei High Administrative Court yesterday issued a ruling against the Ministry of Labor (MOL) regarding five lawsuits, stating that the 12 defendants do not need to pay back the loans to the government.
Top Russian lawmakers on Friday welcomed the prospect of Crimea joining the country, despite stiffening sanctions on Moscow over the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.
U.S. hiring improved in February from the previous two months despite a blast of wintry weather, likely renewing hopes that growth will accelerate this year.
Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of Bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be.
Friday, March 7, 2014
With lawmakers listening raptly, the Dalai Lama on Thursday opened the U.S. Senate session with a prayer of peace as congressional leaders set aside partisan differences to receive the Tibetan spiritual leader together.
Bitcoin is not a currency but transactions involving it could be "subject to taxation", Japan's government said Friday, in a move that might pave the way for formal regulations on the troubled virtual unit.
The government is currently studying the feasibility of imposing a national defense surcharge in an attempt to increase the defense budget to boost voluntary military transformation, Defense Minister Yen Ming (嚴明) confirmed yesterday.
Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) on Thursday spoke against the Ministry of National Defence (MND), saying that no plan is in place to levy a tax for an all-volunteer military.
Lawmakers in Crimea declared their intention Thursday to split from Ukraine and join Russia instead, and scheduled a referendum in 10 days for voters to decide the fate of the disputed peninsula. Russia's parliament, clearly savoring the action, introduced a bill intended to make this happen.