Monday, March 30, 2015
LAUSANNE - Global powers were due to gather with Iran Monday, seeking to slot into place the last pieces of a complex puzzle to curtail Tehran's nuclear programme as diplomats said tentative agreement on some parts had been reached.
PARIS - France's ruling Socialists took a drubbing in run-off local polls on Sunday that saw major gains for former president Nicolas Sarkozy and the far-right ahead of 2017 presidential elections.
ABUJA - Nigerians on Monday awaited the first results of a closely fought general election pitting President Goodluck Jonathan against ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for calm after deadly riots followed 2011 polls.
Tens of thousands of mourners braved torrential rain, howitzers fired a 21-gun salute and jet fighters screamed across the sky Sunday as Singapore staged a grand farewell for its founding leader Lee Kuan Yew.
The M503 flight route was officially opened to commercial aircraft yesterday. Online flight tracking sites indicated that Dragonair Flight KA857 was the first aircraft to use the air route, flying from Shanghai en route to Hong Kong.
Arab leaders have agreed to form a joint military force, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi announced on Sunday at a summit dominated by a Saudi-led offensive on Shiite rebels in Yemen.
Australia said Sunday it will sign an agreement to become a prospective founding member of a China-backed infrastructure bank, but stressed that no one nation should control the institution., 1 Comment
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew., 2 Comments
Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history.
Stricter water rationing measures planned for Taoyuan and parts of New Taipei will take effect next month, even though rainfall in northern Taiwan last week helped raise water levels in Taoyuan's Shihmen Reservoir by almost three meters, officials said Sunday., 1 Comment
An Air Canada plane came off the runway after landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia early Sunday, sending at least 25 people to hospital with minor injuries, officials said.
Taiwan expressed its wish to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as its representative met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at an economic forum that opened in China yesterday., 1 Comment
The Taiwan government needs to resolve issues surrounding the import of U.S. meat products to speed up its push to join the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), two senior U.S. government officials said Thursday in Washington, D.C., 2 Comments