Thursday, October 8, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Taiwanese passport holders can now obtain visa waivers, landing visas or e-visas to 153 countries and territories as five more countries recently granted Taiwan such privileges, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.
The American air strike on a Kunduz hospital was a mistake, the top US commander in Afghanistan acknowledged Tuesday, as the Pentagon expressed deep regret for the deaths.
Shares of Samsung Electronics closed up 8.7 percent, its biggest daily gain since January, 2009. Expectations that Samsung would dole out some of its cash to shareholders through a share buyback help fuel the rise.
Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday defied growing pressure to step aside ahead of a key party meeting to determine the fate of her candidacy, vowing to continue her bid even if it were to cause her "death on the battlefield."
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The American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham Taipei) said Tuesday that it heartily welcomes the news that after some five years of negotiations, the 12 countries of the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have come to a final agreement on the substance of the trade pact.
The U.S. economy grew at an even faster clip in the spring than previously estimated. But that growth likely slowed in the summer, held back by global headwinds and turbulent financial markets.
Takaaki Kajita, of Japan, and Arthur McDonald, of Canada, were awarded the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for determining that neutrinos have mass, a key piece of the puzzle in understanding the cosmos.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) is "willing to take the burden" of running as the party's presidential candidate, according to a top party official quoting Chu who was cited by local media yesterday.
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The body of a man was found crammed inside a green barrel off the Central Cross-Island Highway (中橫公路) on Sunday and police officials are speculating about the possibility that the presumed murder could be related to another "body-in-bin" case reported on Sept. 28.
A former Hong Kong leader faces misconduct charges over a luxury apartment in mainland China, authorities said Monday, making him the highest-ranking official to be formally arrested by anti-corruption investigators in the Asian business hub.
U.S. and global stocks rose in early trading Monday after a gloomy U.S. jobs report last week led investors to expect that the U.S. Federal Reserve will postpone its first interest rate increase in nearly a decade. Energy stocks rose along with the price of oil.