Wednesday, February 26, 2014
World powers sought to ease tensions over Ukraine Tuesday as the country's interim authorities grappled with the threat of economic collapse and separatism after the dramatic ouster of pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych.
US aviation authorities have fined South Korea's Asiana Airlines US$500,000 over last year's deadly San Francisco air crash for failing to properly help families of victims, officials said Tuesday.
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Executive Yuan spokesman Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) last night confirmed speculation of a Cabinet reshuffle, announcing that Interior Minister Lee Hong-yuan (李鴻源) will resign from his post.
China is considering designating formal days of remembrance to commemorate Japan's defeat in World War II and the Nanjing Massacre, state media reported Tuesday, amid bitter disputes over territory and history., 3 Comments
Kuomintang lawmaker Wu Yu-sheng (吳育昇) yesterday urged Justice Minister Luo Ying-shay (羅瑩雪) to immediately carry out executions of 45 death-row inmates "who are not seeking judicial remedies." Luo responded, saying that the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) will go through the "necessary procedures" carefully and with caution.
Greece was back in the black for the first time since 1948, the EU's economics commissioner Olli Rehn said on Tuesday as figures showed the economically-hobbled nation returning to growth.
The website of Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange MtGox went down Tuesday amid reports of a theft of the virtual currency worth hundreds of millions of dollars, dealing a blow to its credibility.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
A North Korean patrol boat repeatedly crossed the disputed Yellow Sea border with the South in an apparent show of force at the start of South Korea-US military drills, Seoul's defence ministry said Tuesday.
President Barack Obama Monday approved a civilian nuclear pact with Vietnam which could lead to the sale of US reactors to Washington's energy-hungry former war foe.
Kuomintang (KMT) Central Committee member Sean Lien (連勝文) officially announced his intent to run for Taipei City mayor at Jiancheng Circle (建成圓環) yesterday., 1 Comment