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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Egypt seeks vengeance against IS in Libya after shocking video
Egyptian warplanes struck Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday in swift retribution for the extremists' beheading of a group of Egyptian Christian hostages on a beach, shown in a grisly online video released hours earlier.
 > Africa
Taiwan -- TRA comes to agreement with engineer's union
The Taiwan Rail Administration (TRA, 台鐵) came to an agreement with the TRA train engineer's association (火車駕駛人聯誼會) yesterday following a large-scale protest at rail crossings on Valentine's Day due to dissatisfaction with railway safety and undermanned facilities.
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After stumbling out of recession last quarter, Japan's economy looks set to do something familiar this year: slumber.
 > Japan
Monday, February 16, 2015
A video purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday by militants in Libya affiliated with the Islamic State group.
Japan's economy limped out of recession in the last quarter of 2014, official data showed Monday, but annual growth was flat and the weaker-than-expected figures were likely to boost calls for more central bank stimulus.
 > Japan
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) registered to be a contender in the party primary for the 2016 presidential election, pointing out that she places the stabilization of cross-strait relations as a priority As most of the party's potential candidates,
Taiwan -- Tsai Ing-wen vows cross-strait stability
Copenhagen police believe kill wanted gunman
Copenhagen police said Sunday they believe a man shot dead by officers was responsible for two fatal attacks that shocked the normally peaceful Danish capital.
 > Europe
Fighting dropped sharply across eastern Ukraine on Sunday but there was still sporadic shooting after a cease-fire came into force, the first step in a fragile peace plan aimed at ending 10 months of conflict.
 > Europe
Curry wins 3-point contest, LaVine takes dunk competition
Stephen Curry bested Golden State Warriors teammate Klay Thompson and six others to win his first 3-point contest, and Minnesota's Zach Lavine put on a spectacular aerial display to take home the dunk competition during All-Star Saturday night.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Both sides claim violations after Ukraine cease-fire starts
A cease-fire was declared in eastern Ukraine at a minute after midnight Sunday, kindling slender hopes of a reprieve from a conflict that has claimed more than 5,300 lives.
 > Europe
Police kill man believed behind 2 shootings in Copenhagen
Danish police say they shot and killed a man early Sunday who was likely behind the shooting attacks at a free speech event and a synagogue in Copenhagen.
 > Europe
Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party, yesterday declared her candidacy for the 2016 presidential election, promising a government that fully serves the interests of the people rather than particular groups or persons.
Japan killjoy group protests Valentine's 'love capitalists'
As Japan celebrated Valentine's Day on Saturday, a group of killjoys marched through Tokyo protesting what it called the "passion-based capitalism" of the annual celebration of romance.
 > Japan
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Taiwan -- Kissers and stars bring romance to Taiwan
From marathon kissers to the celestial flowers, love was in the air for Valentine's Day in Taiwan, yesterday.
Shelling kills two in center of rebel-held Donetsk, hours ahead of cease-fire: AFP
A man and a woman were killed Saturday by shelling in the center of the eastern Ukraine rebel stronghold Donetsk, just hours before a truce was due to start, an AFP journalist at the scene said.
 > Europe
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