Monday, December 9, 2013
Thai opposition lawmakers resigned en masse from parliament Sunday, deepening the kingdom's political crisis as anti-government protesters vowed a final showdown despite an election offer from the embattled prime minister.
Taiwan will change to a freeway toll collection system based on kilometers traveled by the end of the year, but freeway authorities said yesterday they could not pinpoint the system's launch date until final tests have been completed.
A stunning performance by an upstart anti-corruption party helped topple India's ruling Congress party in elections to New Delhi's state assembly Sunday, only months before the country goes to the polls.
A late fall cold snap that has gripped much of the country is being blamed for a handful of deaths and has forced people to deal with frigid temperatures, power outages by the thousands and treacherous roads.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
President Barack Obama on Saturday defended an interim deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program and, seeking to reassure Israel, pledged to step up sanctions or prepare for a potential military strike if Tehran fails to abide by the pact.
French soldiers were cheered by residents on Saturday as they began patrolling densely populated neighborhoods of Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, which has been rocked by waves of killings between Muslim and Christian communities.
President Nicolas Maduro faces his first electoral test since being elected nearly eight months ago, as Venezuelans go to the polls on Sunday to judge his government's response to their nation's mounting economic troubles.
The World Trade Organization reached its first ever trade reform deal on Saturday to the roar of approval from nearly 160 ministers who had gathered on the Indonesian island of Bali to decide on the make-or-break agreement that could add US$1 trillion to the global economy.
Minister of the Interior Lee Hong-yuan (李鴻源) yesterday said he will not order the immediate demolition of hostels at Cingjing Farm (清境農場) in Nantou County that violate regulations, noting that he cares about the employees' lives.
Outraged Ukrainians rallied in central Kiev on Saturday after President Viktor Yanukovych discussed a new strategic partnership agreement with Russia's Vladimir Putin upon rejecting a historic EU deal.
Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) lawmakers are seeking to have the legislative disciplinary committee reopen a probe into alleged influence peddling involving main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming.
North Korea freed an 85-year-old retired American soldier on Saturday after detaining him for more than a month for crimes it said he committed during the Korean War six decades ago.