Friday, October 24, 2014
The new Minister of Health and Welfare Chiang Been-huang (蔣丙煌) emphasized that he did not do anything illegal when he served as minister without portfolio in the Executive Yuan, in response to legislators' questions concerning his professional ability for dealing with the recent food safety scandal.
A stronger than anticipated economic survey Thursday failed to inspire much optimism in European markets amid ongoing worries over the state of the 18-country eurozone and of France in particular.
U.S. stocks Thursday rose decisively in early trade following a batch of mostly solid earnings reports from Dow members Caterpillar, 3M and others.
A United Nations rights watchdog on Thursday pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.
"A few honeyed words" by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, the head of a U.N. commission of inquiry on the North told reporters Wednesday.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) requested that Ting Hsin International Group (頂新國際集團) remove eight beef tallow products from shelves as a precaution yesterday, as the imported beef tallow from Ting Hsin's Vietnamese supplier Dai Hanh Phuc Company (大幸福公司) has not been officially proven suitable for human consumption.
The unemployment rate for 2014 could fall below 4 percent as the local economy is on the road to recovery, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS,主計總處) said Wednesday.
U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign.
Legendary former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who oversaw reporting on the Watergate scandal that brought down U.S. President Richard Nixon, died Tuesday. He was 93., 1 Comment
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Taipei District Prosecutors' Office (TDPO) indicted 13 people, including former Chairman of Ting Hsin Oil & Fat Industrial Co. (頂新製油實業) and Wei Chuan Foods Corporation (味全食品) Wei Ying-chung (魏應充), as well as Wei Chuan General Manager Chang Chiao-hua (張教華), over the Ting Hsin oil scandal on charges of fraud, forgery and violating the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation yesterday.
An R.O.C. Air Force AT-3 trainer jet pilot was killed yesterday following a crash over Kaohsiung City after his aircraft collided with another AT-3 during routine training, the Air Force said yesterday.