Monday, July 28, 2014
The UN Security Council Monday joined US President Barack Obama in calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, after Israel and Hamas ignored calls for a truce despite mounting civilian casualties.
Teenaged student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster began giving video testimony under tight security Monday in the murder trial of the vessel's captain and crew.
The Islamist Hamas movement on Sunday belatedly accepted diplomatic calls for an extension of a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza shortly after Israel said it was resuming its devastating military assault.
A national economic conference organized by the government entered its second day amid calls for more student participation as speakers discussed a range of issues, from Taiwan's global trade strategy to its cultural industry.
Heavy shelling around the crash site of downed Malaysian flight MH17 forced Dutch and Australian police to scrap a planned visit as they sought to secure the scene 10 days after the disaster.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.
Pope Francis has traveled to a southern Italian stronghold of a clan of mobsters who poisoned local farmlands by dumping illicitly trafficked toxic waste.
Former Vice President Vincent Siew said Saturday that China's ascent is inevitable and Taiwan should try to take advantage of that rise as a stepping stone for development, rather than closing its doors and opposing anything involving Beijing., 2 Comments
Russia accused on Saturday the United States of spreading flagrant lies about Russia's alleged involvement in the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine
The United States on Saturday evacuated its embassy staff in Libya as they faced a "real risk" from fierce fighting in Tripoli and warned all Americans in the country to leave "immediately."
Foreign experts arrived in the outlying county of Penghu on Saturday to help clarify the cause of the deadly crash of a TransAsia Airways flight earlier in the week, according to Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council.