Friday, July 17, 2015
Greek banks will reopen Monday after the ECB boosted emergency aid to the crisis-hit country and eurozone nations agreed to crucial short-term funding, boosting hopes ahead of a key bailout vote in Germany.
Preliminary forensic analysis suggests that a 2-year-old boy found dead in his home on Wednesday might have died from severe head injuries, instead of starving as previously thought., 1 Comment
The Cabinet gave the nod to amendments to the Electricity Act (電業法) yesterday, which were proposed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). The reforms will divide the Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) into two parts under separate management: a power company and an electric grid company.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday called on Japan to promote peace in the region amid the nation's approval of legislation that would allow for an expanded role for its military.
Controversial security bills that opponents say will undermine 70 years of pacifism and could see Japanese troops fighting abroad for the first time since World War II passed through the powerful lower house of parliament Thursday.
A Greek parliament vote satisfies the initial terms of a bailout deal between Athens and its EU creditors agreed at a 17-hour summit earlier this week, an EU spokeswoman said Thursday.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Japan's lower house of parliament on Thursday approved legislation that would allow an expanded role for the nation's military in a vote boycotted by the opposition.
Pakistan summoned the Indian ambassador Thursday after a "spy drone" was shot down in disputed Kashmir, as officials said five people were killed in cross-border shelling between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
The skeletal remains of a young child have been found dumped in bushland in southern Australia, with police Thursday looking for an elderly man seen carrying a suitcase in the area.
Terry Gou (郭台銘), chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., yesterday testified at the Taipei District Court in a defamation trial against political commentator Clara Chou (周玉蔻)., 2 Comments
Tseng fang-chin (曾芳津), 35, a victim of the Formosa Fun Coast Water Park (八仙水上樂園) explosions, was taken off a ventilator and pronounced dead in Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital's (基隆長庚醫院) hospice facility at the behest of her family at 5:25 yesterday. Tseng is the sixth person to pass away due to the tragic incident.
Prices for the producers of goods and services rose modestly in June, a sign that broader inflation is being kept in check. But an outbreak of avian influenza caused the cost of eggs to nearly double, as prices soared at the fastest pace ever recorded.