Sunday, May 10, 2015
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., 2 Comments
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 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.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Conservative Party swept to power Friday in Britain's parliamentary elections, winning an unexpected majority that returns Prime Minister David Cameron to 10 Downing Street in a stronger position than before.
French scientists say they have succeeded in creating the world's first lab-grown human sperm cells in what experts said Friday could be a leap forward in tackling male sterility.
U.S. employers added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggests that the economy may be recovering after stumbling at the start of the year.
The ambassadors to Pakistan from the Philippines and Norway and the wives of the ambassadors from Malaysia and Indonesia were killed Friday when a Pakistani army helicopter carrying foreign dignitaries made a crash landing in the country's north, the military said.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Taipei - A Taiwanese fishing vessel and its six-member crew remained detained in the Philippines on suspicion of poaching in that country's territorial waters, as an investigation into the incident continued, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday., 1 Comment
BALTIMORE -- U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski said Thursday that she and other members of the state of Maryland's congressional delegation support Baltimore's mayor in asking for a broad federal investigation of whether city police engage in discriminatory patterns or practices -- a request sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody last month.
The Council of Agriculture (COA, 農委會) yesterday announced a ban on the transport or sale of all cloven-hoofed animals, as well as fresh and processed meat products from Kinmen County, including beef jerky, effective immediately., 1 Comment