Sunday, December 8, 2013
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.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Nelson Mandela, the icon of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle and a colossus of 20th century politics, died late Thursday aged 95, prompting mass mourning and a global celebration of his astonishing life.
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North Korea on Saturday deported an elderly U.S. tourist, apparently ending the saga of Merrill Newman's return to the North six decades after he advised South Korean guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) extended its condolences yesterday over the death of South Africa's first black president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 95.
A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate in November to a five-year low of 7 percent. The gains in the job market could spur greater economic growth.
The Nantou County Government yesterday announced an initial land analysis on Cingjing Farm (清境農場), revealing that 20 percent of the land scope possesses a potential high risk from natural disasters; however, the result is very different from the Ministry of the Interior's (MOI) results of 46 percent, which the ministry revealed on Thursday.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden says changes in Asia are remaking the world. He says we're at a rare inflection point where we have a chance to bend history.
South Africans woke on Friday to a future without Nelson Mandela, and some said they feared the anti-apartheid hero's death could leave their country vulnerable again to racial and social tensions that he did so much to pacify.
Minister of the Interior Lee Hong-yuan (李鴻源) yesterday said that in two weeks he will announce the names of the hostels located within the middle- to high-risk scope at Cingjing Farm (清境農場) of Nantou County., 1 Comment