Monday, June 22, 2015
KABUL, Taliban militants attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday, with gunfire and a huge explosion rocking the building, sending lawmakers running for cover in chaotic scenes relayed live on television.
NEW YORK - Tech giant Apple late Sunday bowed to pressure from pop superstar Taylor Swift and raised payments to artists for its forthcoming music streaming service.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled new proposals to European leaders Sunday aimed at ending his country's debt crisis, on the eve of a summit that could determine whether Greece crashes out of the eurozone.
Italian prosecutors are seeking to indict 297 people and the Bank of China in connection with a massive money-laundering investigation reported by The Associated Press earlier this month., 1 Comment
Kuomintang (KMT) presidential hopeful Hung Hsiu-chu's (洪秀柱) trip to the U.S. is now extremely unlikely unless circumstances dictate it is absolutely essential, according to a source close to her.
A renowned Al-Jazeera journalist was being held in German police custody Sunday pending a court decision on his further detention on an arrest warrant issued by his native Egypt.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Crowds of protesters and two prominent Republicans on Saturday called for removing the Confederate flag from the grounds of South Carolina Statehouse following a massacre by a white gunman at a historically black church.
A prominent Al-Jazeera Arabic journalist was detained Saturday in Germany over an Egyptian arrest warrant, the Qatar-based broadcaster reported, the latest in a long series of legal entanglements between Egypt and its satellite news channels.
Three people including a four-year-old boy were killed and 34 others injured Saturday when a "mentally unbalanced" man drove a 4x4 into a pedestrian street thronging with shoppers in the southern Austrian city of Graz, police said.
Contradictions appeared to surface yesterday between Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), the likely Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for the 2016 presidential election, and her party Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫), over when and whether Hung would tour the United States before the election, with Hung stating that the final decision lay with her.
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Taipei City Government spokesman Sidney Lin (林鶴明) said yesterday that Farglory Group (遠雄集團) is merely distracting the public from fundamental issues including the legitimacy and safety problems of the Taipei Dome by filing a suit against the City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and other personnel in his administration involved in the Taipei Dome project.