Monday, November 23, 2015
Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Sunday. He was 87.
Thousands marched from the Presidential Office to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) headquarters yesterday in Taipei, accusing both the ruling and main opposition parties of cozying up to big business on labor, land acquisition, education and gender policies., 2 Comments
Sunday, November 22, 2015
BRUSSELS - Belgian security officials meet Sunday to decide whether to extend a lockdown in Brussels over fears jihadists are plotting a Paris-style attack, as police stepped up their hunt for key suspects behind the carnage in the French capital.
YANGON - At least 90 people have died in a huge landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Myanmar, officials said Sunday, as search teams continued to find bodies in one of the deadliest disasters to strike the country's shadowy jade industry.
Taipei - The number of dengue fever cases in Kaohsiung has reached 13,293, with 285 new cases reported there Saturday, showing the outbreak of the disease remains at its peak in the southern port city, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Sunday., 2 Comments
"The Assassin" won big prizes including Best Feature Film at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards ceremony, often described as the Chinese-language Oscars.
Instead of glitz, onlookers were treated to sophisticated pared-back looks on the red carpet last night at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards, considered the Oscars of Taiwan's film industry.
A late-night fire at a coal mine killed 21 people and left one missing in the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang, local authorities and state media said Saturday.
Heavily armed police and soldiers patrolled key intersections and subways were closed in Belgium's capital Saturday as the government warned of a threat of Paris-style attacks. At least one suspect from the deadly Paris attacks is at large, and was last seen crossing into Belgium.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen yesterday defended her social housing policy as she took her campaign trail to Kaohsiung.