Saturday, December 20, 2014
China's gross domestic product (GDP) turned out to be 3.4 percent larger last year than originally announced, the government said Friday after a national survey -- a revision equal to about the size of Malaysia's economy.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns Friday, police said, reportedly in a gruesome mass stabbing that comes just days after a deadly siege in Sydney.
Nine years of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" came to an end Thursday night along with its mythical presiding pundit, as the real-life Stephen Colbert bade the audience farewell.
The Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office (KDPO) yesterday indicted a total of 12 people for professional negligence that ultimately caused the gas pipe explosions in late July, including LCY Chemical Corp. (LCY, 李長榮化學工業) Chairman Bowei Lee (李謀偉) and the head of Kaohsiung City's Maintenance Office.
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Tainted dried tofu products continued to come to light thanks to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday as it published the latest list of affected companies goods that includes Wei Lih Men sauce package (維力炸醬包), a well-known instant noodle brand, and many other tofu manufacturers.
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The United States and Cuba moved to end five decades of Cold War hostility Wednesday, agreeing to revive diplomatic ties in a breakthrough that would also ease a crippling U.S. trade embargo.
Russia President Vladimir Putin on Thursday tried to quell fears of economic collapse and vowed rapid recovery from the worst financial crisis of his rule but stressed that his position on Ukraine has not shifted.
U.S. stocks powered higher in opening trade Thursday, joining a surge in European markets amid rising oil prices and improved sentiment following Wednesday's Federal Reserve meeting.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday, while the Palestinians at the United Nations set a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from lands captured nearly 50 years ago by the end of 2017.