Thursday, October 9, 2014
Two Americans and a German won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for laying the foundations of an ultra-powerful microscope that allows the study of tissue at the molecular level.
European Union leaders headed to Milan Wednesday for an emergency jobs summit that was set to be overshadowed by a deepening split over the rules governing the euro.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Doctors in Spain hospitalised four more people and rushed to identify dozens of others at risk on Tuesday after a nurse was infected with the deadly Ebola virus, raising fears of contagion in Europe.
Jihadists are on the verge of seizing the key Syrian border town of Kobane, neighbouring Turkey has warned, prompting the UN envoy to Syria to appeal for immediate international action to prevent its fall.
Samsung Electronics on Tuesday flagged a near 60-percent on-year plunge in its third quarter operating profit, as its key smartphone sector continued to struggle in the face of increased competition.
If Taiwan does not take the inevitable path toward free trade and a free economy, the country will be "doomed," said Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday., 5 Comments
Spain was investigating Tuesday how a nurse in Madrid could have become infected with Ebola, sparking fears of the first outbreak outside Africa.
A Chinese insurance company has bought Hilton's landmark New York luxury hotel the Waldorf Astoria for US$1.95 billion, the U.S. hotel giant said Monday.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States and may have signaled that it's only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states.
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An Anglo-American scientist and a Norwegian husband-and-wife research team won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering the brain's navigation system -- the inner GPS that helps us find our way in the world.
Economic Affairs Minister Tyzz-jiun Duh (杜紫軍) predicted yesterday that one-third of the nation's enterprises may increase the salaries of their workers in order to earn a tax deduction., 1 Comment