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
The World Bank on Monday trimmed its growth forecasts for developing East Asian economies this year and next, as China's economic expansion loses momentum and policymakers face tighter global monetary conditions.
National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) Superintendent Huang Guan-tarn (黃冠棠) said yesterday that he "personally felt" that the controversial MG149 bank account, connected to pan-green Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), may be illegal and morally tainted, yet also stated that the account is unproblematic., 4 Comments