Wednesday, January 27, 2016
President Ma Ying-jeou headed south on damage inspection tours Tuesday after a weekend freeze in temperatures islandwide caused extensive agricultural damage estimated at more than NT$226 million (approximately US$6.7 million).
The mainland China authorities have released and deported a Swedish man it accused of training and funding unlicensed lawyers in the country, after he made an extraordinary confession broadcast on state television., 1 Comment
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysia's attorney general said Tuesday that nearly $700 million channeled into Prime Minister Najib Razak's private accounts was a personal donation from Saudi Arabia's royal family, and cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing.
BEIJING -- The Chinese government has released and deported a Swedish man it accused of training and funding unlicensed lawyers in the country, leading to an extraordinary taped confession broadcast on state television.
CANBERRA, Australia -- The Australian government came under mounting pressure on Australia's national day on Tuesday to appoint an Australian head of state to replace the British monarch., 1 Comment
President Ma Ying-jeou has elevated the agricultural damages caused by the recent cold weather to the level of national concern, instructing the Council of Agriculture (COA) to lead a task force in handling disaster response efforts on Monday.
Vietnam's pro-business prime minister has effectively withdrawn from a contest to become the Communist Party chief, clearing the way for his rival to keep the post in what appears to be a compromise to present a united front to the nation, delegates at a party congress said Monday.
Egypt on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak but failed to bring about the goals of democracy and freedom the young activists who spearheaded the "revolution" had espoused.