Saturday, September 26, 2015
The Council of Grand Justices (大法官會議) ruled yesterday that the land expropriation case for MeHAS City (美河市) in New Taipei City was unconstitutional.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter was interrogated by Swiss federal police on Friday and faces criminal charges over alleged financial corruption.
A four-day-old boy in Tainan has become the youngest reported case of dengue fever, yesterday. The city's Department of Health director, Lin Sheng-che (林聖哲), said the child was born on Sept. 17, caught a fever four days later, and was diagnosed with the disease on Sept. 22.
President Barack Obama prodded Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday to "candidly" address deep differences on cyberespionage, China's territorial disputes, and human rights -- issues that have threatened ties between the world's two largest economies.
Friday, September 25, 2015
In an attempt to revive the nation's moribund economy, Taiwan's Central Bank decided on Thursday to lower the interest rate for the first time in about six and a half years.
A horrific stampede killed at least 717 pilgrims and injured hundreds more Thursday on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the deadliest tragedy to strike the annual hajj pilgrimage in more than two decades.
Cho Yu-Kai (邱昱凱), assistant to Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-Je (柯文哲), resigned yesterday after a LINE group message was leaked, revealing an apparent attempt to influence the military service placement of a former volunteer for Ko's election campaign, said Taipei City Government spokesperson, Lin Ho-ming (林鶴明).
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The software at the center of Volkswagen's emissions scandal in the U.S. was built into the automaker's cars in Europe as well, though it isn't yet clear if it helped cheat tests as it did in the U.S., Germany said Thursday.
U.S. stocks slumped on Thursday morning on further evidence that global growth is slowing. Industrial stocks led the declines after Caterpillar cuts its revenue forecast, blaming a downturn in the mining industry.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
A 5-year-old girl in a brilliantly colored dress and braids who was handed up to Pope Francis for a blessing during a parade in Washington on Wednesday morning urged the pontiff to give his blessing to immigration reform and push lawmakers to act.