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.
At least six of Taipei Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) advisers have bowed out in response to the rumored appointment of Ni Chung-hua (倪重華) -- Taiwan's "godfather of live concerts" -- as head of Taipei's cultural affairs department.
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Ruentex Financial Group (潤泰集團) Chairman Samuel Yin (尹衍樑) declared yesterday that he was responsible for reporting former Taoyuan Deputy Magistrate Yeh Shih-wen (葉世文) after the latter accepted a bribe from Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙滕雄).
Plunging gasoline costs caused U.S. consumer prices to drop in November, muting inflation across the entire economy.
The Dalai Lama has said the world has a "moral responsibility" to push for democracy and rule of law in China.
Japan's trade deficit in November shrank by nearly a third from a year ago, helped by higher exports and falling oil bills, although the volume of shipments to foreign markets remained weak, official data showed Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Pakistan began three days of mourning Wednesday for the 132 children and nine school staff massacred by the Taliban in the country's deadliest ever terror attack, as the world united in revulsion.
With little fanfare to mark a rare bipartisan achievement, President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a massive, US$1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the federal government operating over the next nine months.
Russia's emergency move to raise interest rates failed on Tuesday to arrest the ominous collapse of the ruble as the currency accelerated its slide and broke the 70 ruble-to-dollar mark.
An inspection conducted on dried tofu in Hong Kong revealed that a well known dried tofu brand uses chemical agent dimethyl yellow (二甲基黃), which dyes food yellow, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported yesterday.
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) said yesterday that amending the constitution is an action that must be taken., 3 Comments