Saturday, April 19, 2014
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) said yesterday that Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) agreed to have police enter the Legislature's main chamber in response to the March 18 student activist occupation.
Despite continued controversy over the service trade agreement with China, Taiwan could face big trouble without it down the road, according to experts from the International Institute for Management and Development (IMD).
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Divers battled strong currents and near zero visibility Friday to finally enter a South Korean ferry two days after it sank, as investigators sought arrest warrants against the captain and two of his crew.
Seven people were killed in a gun battle between border guards and Chinese illegal migrants at a remote frontier crossing in northeast Vietnam, authorities said Friday.
At least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in Thursday's attack on a U.N. base in South Sudan sheltering thousands of displaced civilians, a U.N. official said.
Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez met Fidel Castro after the Cuban leader grabbed power in the 1959 revolution -- the beginning of a decades-long and controversial friendship.
By day, she is a mild-mannered office clerk, whose modest make-up and conservative hairstyle make her blend in to any crowd.
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Friday, April 18, 2014
Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead.
An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced Thursday the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster, holding an impromptu and at times very tense meeting in an island gymnasium.