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Monday, May 11, 2015
Taiwan could become a magnet for foreign direct investment (FDI) planning to leave China as a result of rising labor costs, according to research by Spanish financial group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA).
South Africa's main opposition party the Democratic Alliance on Sunday elected Mmusi Maimane as its first black leader, a major step in its efforts to challenge the ruling African National Congress (ANC).
 > Africa
S. African opposition party elects its first black leader
Typhoon Noul slammed into the northern tip of the Philippines Sunday, triggering warnings of possible flash floods, landslides and storm surges and prompting almost 3,000 people to flee their homes.
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman and New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) spent Mother's Day dispelling rumors that his party would draft him for the upcoming presidential election in 2016 against Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文).
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Sunday, May 10, 2015
5 police killed in clash with armed group in Macedonia
An armed group attacked special forces police Saturday in a town in northern Macedonia in a clash that killed five police officers and injured more than 30, officials said, amid a political crisis that has raised concern about the stability of the Balkan nation.
Saudi coalition airstrikes hit rebel stronghold in Yemen
Dozens of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit the rebel stronghold Saada in northern Yemen, forcing hundreds of families to flee the area, security officials and Shiite Houthi rebels said Saturday.
A powerful typhoon gained strength Sunday as it zeroed in on the northeastern tip of the Philippines, where some 1,400 people were moved to safety from coastal areas exposed to floods and storm surges.
Taiwan -- Kaohsiung lawmakers seek probe into Hsieh
Kaohsiung City councilors yesterday called for the city government to refer former Mayor Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) to investigators for his alleged violations of the law in the Kaohsiung Arena project when he served as mayor of the southern city.
The Chinese military's primary mission remains deterring Taiwan from declaring independence despite an overall reduction of tensions following the re-election of President Ma Ying-jeou in 2012, a Pentagon report said on Friday.
China has dramatically ramped up its land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea this year, building artificial islands at an unprecedented pace to bolster its territorial claims in the disputed area, U.S. officials said Friday.
North Korea says it successfully tested ballistic missile from submarine
North Korea said Saturday that it successfully test-fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine in what would be the latest display of the country's advancing military capabilities. Hours after the announcement, South Korean officials said the North fired three anti-ship cruise missiles into the sea off its east coast.
 > Korea
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Cameron shapes new team after stunning UK election win
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron was due to sketch out his new government on Saturday after returning to power in a stunning election victory that toppled his three main rivals.
 > Europe
N. Korea says it tested submarine ballistic missile
North Korea said Saturday it has successfully test-fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine in what would be the latest display of the country's advancing military capability.
 > Korea
Australian police said Saturday they had foiled an alleged terror bomb plot reportedly planned for Mother's Day, arresting a Melbourne teenager and detonating three suspected explosive devices.
Taiwan -- Ma referred to MOJ over Dome contract
The independent Clean Government Committee (台北市廉政委員會) yesterday decided to refer President Ma Ying-jeou to the Ministry of Justice for alleged serious violations of the law in the Taipei Dome project while he served as mayor.
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