Sunday, January 18, 2015
City officials in Reims say one of the terrorists responsible for deadly attacks last week that killed 17 people was buried in the eastern French city over their objections and despite concerns that the grave could become a shrine for extremists.
Muslim anger flared over a French satirical weekly's latest caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, with four people reported killed and dozens injured at a protest Friday in the West African country of Niger, .....................
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Pope Francis cut short his visit to a typhoon-hit region of the Philippines on Saturday because of an approaching storm.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments on whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America sets the stage for a potentially historic ruling on one of the country's most sweeping social issues.
A man who holed up in a post office in a suburb northwest of Paris with two hostages on Friday surrendered and has been arrested, a police source said.
The financial shockwaves from the Swiss franc's staggering ascent, one of the most acute moves in decades by a major currency, have hit firms around the world, with at least two brokerages going out of business.
A farm in Pingtung County's Wantan Township (萬丹) has been discovered to have been infected with H5N3, a new strain of bird flu spreading across the country, according to reports from the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ).
U.S. consumer prices fell in December by the largest amount in six years, reflecting another big monthly decline in gas prices and providing further evidence of falling inflation pressures.
Friday, January 16, 2015
A Thai anti-graft official said ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra must face a "political punishment" for a costly rice subsidy scheme, as calls for her impeachment gathered steam Friday.
A Kuomintang (KMT) councilor yesterday pressed charges against Greater Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) and 19 other local officials for not reporting to the city council for questioning.
The Taiwan High Court ruled city councilors charged in the 2010 New Taipei City council speaker and deputy council speaker "ballot flashing" case not guilty yesterday.
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