Monday, November 17, 2014
Most underground gambling operations offer gamblers equal odds on the rivalry between Pan-green independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Sean Lien (連勝文), according to local media reports in Taipei yesterday., 2 Comments
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Under pressure to jolt the stubbornly lethargic world economy back to life, leaders of G-20 nations on Sunday finalized a plan to boost global GDP by more than $2 trillion over five years by investing in infrastructure and increasing trade.
Eyeing Chinese assertiveness, President Barack Obama and the prime ministers of Japan and Australia committed Sunday to deepen their military cooperation and work together on strengthening maritime security in the Asia Pacific., 1 Comment
Three Hong Kong students who have led protests for greater democracy in the former British colony were denied in their attempt Saturday to go to Beijing to meet with top Chinese officials., 2 Comments
U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia, as China squares off against rival claimants over disputed territories, but vowed that Washington would remain anchored in the region.
Europe's science probe Philae sent home a treasure trove of data from a comet heading towards the Sun before falling silent as its power ran out, mission control said Saturday.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia Saturday, sparking a tsunami warning and causing panicked people to flee their homes.
The Tainan District Prosecutors Office (TDPO, 台南地檢署) yesterday indicted Beei Hae Oil & Fat Co.'s (北海油脂公司) chiefs, a couple surnamed Lu (呂), as well as the companies Beei Hae and Hsieh Ching Corp. (協慶公司), saying that the couple may face a 30-year jail term., 3 Comments
Justice Minister Luo Ying-shay (羅瑩雪) on Friday rejected the resignation of Agency of Corrections chief Wu Shyan-chang (吳憲璋), who offered to step down earlier in the day to take responsibility for the alleged corruption of a prison warden.
U.S. President Barack Obama will pledge US$3 billion to a U.N. fund aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change in the world's poorest countries, a U.S. official said Friday.