Sunday, April 13, 2014
The world's top finance officials said Saturday that the global economy is recovering and they hope well-run economic programs will avoid the risks that threaten that rebound.
After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia's leader is warning that the massive search will likely be long.
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) visited the Taipei City Zhongzheng First Precinct yesterday, encouraging officers who defended the station from protesters on April 11 as well as giving his support to the chief of the precinct.
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Lawmakers are bickering over the schedule for a review of a bill introducing oversight of cross-strait negotiations.
Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen on Saturday seized a police station and a security building in Ukraine's restive eastern industrial heartland amid spreading protests to press for the heavily Russified region to join Kremlin rule.
Iran signaled its defiance Saturday over America's refusal to grant a visa to its chosen U.N. ambassador, saying it does not plan to pick an alternative envoy.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Pope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the "evil" of priests who raped and molested children, asking forgiveness from victims and saying the church must be even bolder in its efforts to protect the young. It was the first time a pope has taken personal responsibility for the sex crimes of his priests and begged forgiveness., 1 Comment
Ukraine's prime minister went on a charm offensive Friday as he visited the country's southeast, pledging to give regions more powers and to defend the rights of Russian speakers.
Nearly 1,000 demonstrators gathered in front of the Zhongzheng First Precinct of the Taipei City Police Department last night, protesting the department's decision to drive the remaining protesters out of the Legislative Yuan compound.
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Taiwan should use trade talks with the United States in order to prove its commitment to conducting the economic reforms needed to enter the regional economic bloc known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the U.S. de facto ambassador to Taiwan said during a recent interview., 3 Comments
The prices U.S. companies receive for their goods and services jumped in March led by gains for food, clothing, jewelry and chemicals.
A cyclone packing winds of up to 230 kilometers an hour hit Australia's Great Barrier Reef coast Friday night, officials said, as tens of thousands of people hunkered down amid warnings of devastation.