Saturday, September 6, 2014
U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Joan Rivers, the caustic stand-up comic and television host who blazed a trail at a time when comedy was all but off-limits to women, died in New York on Thursday. She was 81.
NATO leaders are expected to announce a raft of fresh sanctions against Russia on Friday over its actions in Ukraine, although hopes remain that a ceasefire can be forged at peace talks in Minsk on the same day.
The Southern Taiwan Investigation Center of the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) busted an illegal oil supplier yesterday, saying that the main suspect, surnamed Kuo, recycled cooking oil and sold it to oil manufacturers as a fresh product. This resulted in at least 200 tons of waste oil entering the food market., 3 Comments
Suspect Hsieh Yuan-hsin (謝源信), who allegedly kidnapped and murdered a Taiwanese billionaire, has been arrested in Thailand, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said yesterday.
The European Central Bank (ECB) surprised financial markets on Thursday with a new cut in key interest rates and an asset purchase scheme to ward off deflation in the single currency area.
India placed several states on high alert on Thursday after al-Qaida launched a new branch to "wage jihad" in South Asia, seeking to invigorate its waning Islamist extremist movement.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Russia and Ukraine said Wednesday they are working on a deal to halt months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, but Western leaders expressed skepticism -- noting it wasn't the first attempt to end the deadly conflict.
An ill doctor in southern Nigeria exposed dozens of people to the Ebola virus by continuing to treat patients before his death, the World Health Organization warned Wednesday as it announced the toll across West Africa had surged above 1,900 fatalities.
The Executive Yuan yesterday approved the basic wage committee's recent resolution, agreeing to increase the minimum monthly wage to NT$20,008 and raise the basic hourly wage to NT$120.
An invitation to this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leadership meeting sent by the Chinese government to Taiwan did not downgrade the nation's sovereignty status, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
The heady "we won the Cold War" days are over. When U.S. President Obama and other NATO leaders assemble here Thursday for a key summit meeting, their No. 1 goal will be an old and familiar one: protecting vulnerable alliance members from Russia, without goading the Kremlin into military action.