Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Taiwan subsidiary of the U.S.-owned McDonald's Corporation yesterday confirmed that the company is currently seeking to change its management and operational strategy in the country, but will not be withdrawing from the Taiwan market.
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The U.S. Senate is preparing to hand President Barack Obama a major victory with final passage of "fast track" authority to negotiate trade deals.
The U.S. economy contracted in the first three months of the year, just not as much as previously estimated. More recent data show that the weakness was largely temporary, with a rebound in the works for the April-June quarter.
France summoned the U.S. ambassador on Wednesday to complain about "unacceptable" spying on President Francois Hollande and his two predecessors that was apparently revealed in leaked documents.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
A scorching heat wave across Pakistan's southern Sindh province has killed at least 622 people, authorities said Tuesday, as morgues overflowed with the dead and overwhelmed hospitals struggled to aid those clinging to life.
The US is not targeting French leader Francois Hollande's communications and will not do so in the future, the White House said, after documents published by WikiLeaks showed Washington had wiretapped the president and his two predecessors.
Greece's government on Tuesday defended the billions worth of "harsh" new budget savings it has offered in talks with creditors, as some of the governing party's own lawmakers spoke out against them.
Following accusations that her master's degree credentials earned in the United States were faked, Deputy Legislative Speaker and likely Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) vowed to retaliate with legal action.
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A heavy downpour disrupted 17 flights yesterday at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (桃園國際機場), delaying over 2,000 passengers and forcing a flight to return to Wenzhou (溫州), China, airport authorities said.
Eurozone business activity rose sharply in June to hit a more than four-year high, which analysts said suggested a better-than-expected recovery in the making despite the Greek crisis.
A tiny military exercise in the Philippines this week may presage something much bigger: the entry of Japan into the tussle for control of the South China Sea.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015