Friday, February 28, 2014
Dozens of armed men in military uniforms without markings were patrolling the airport in the capital of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region on Friday as tensions in the country's Russian-speaking southeast escalated.
Japan's recovery is holding steady ahead of a looming sales tax hike, economic indicators showed Friday, though weakness in wages and spending suggest it remains vulnerable to a reversal.
The start of a weeklong string of holidays leading up to the March 5 anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez's death did not completely pull protesters from the streets Thursday as the government apparently hoped.
North Korea test-fired four short-range missiles into the sea Thursday, Seoul's defense ministry said, in an apparent show of force to coincide with South Korea-U.S. joint military exercises.
Cross-strait negotiators yesterday signed agreements on meteorological exchanges and earthquake monitoring.
The economic monitoring indicator flashed the "yellow-blue" signal in January, representing a transitional economy, according to a report released by the National Development Council (NDC) yesterday.
Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods excluding transportation unexpectedly rose last month as did a gauge of business spending plans, but that will probably not change views that factory activity is slowing.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Russia ordered 150,000 troops to test their combat readiness Wednesday in a show of force that prompted a blunt warning from the United States that any military intervention in Ukraine would be a "grave mistake."
Arizona's governor vetoed a bill that would have protected people who asset their religious belief in refusing service to gays, ending a proposal that put America's deep polarization over gay rights on stark display.
Thailand's anti-graft commission on Thursday summoned the embattled prime minister to hear charges of negligence for allegedly mishandling a government subsidy program, as her supporters blocked access and chain-locked one of the gates to the agency's headquarters in Bangkok's outskirts.
The Executive Yuan yesterday morning announced its latest personnel adjustments, noting that Cabinet Secretary-General Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁) will take incumbent Interior Minister Lee Hong-yuan's (李鴻源) position, and Minister without Portfolio Simon Chang (張善政) will become the first minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MST).