Wednesday, November 18, 2015
A homemade explosive device brought down a Russian passenger plane over Egypt last month, the head of Russia's FSB security service said Tuesday, telling President Vladimir Putin it's now clear the bombing that killed 224 people was a "terrorist" act., 1 Comment
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The United Nations hit back Monday at calls to turn back refugees from Syria to prevent extremists like those who carried out the Paris attacks from entering as purported asylum-seekers., 1 Comment
French President Francois Hollande vowed to destroy the Islamic State group on Monday after its atrocities in Paris, promising tough new anti-terror measures at home and intensified bombing of Syria.
Involuntary unpaid leave saw a sharp rise in November with a record-high 5,292 employees furloughed, the highest monthly total since three years ago, the Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) said yesterday.
> Business, 1 Comment
Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday introduced Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁), an epidemiologist and vice president of Academia Sinica, as her running mate in the 2016 presidential election.
> National, 2 Comments
World leaders vowed Monday to boost intelligence-sharing, cut off terrorist funding and strengthen border security in Europe, as they sought to show resolve and unity following the deadly terror attacks in Paris.
Monday, November 16, 2015
TOKYO - Japan's economy slipped into recession for the second time since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power nearly three years ago, data showed Monday, dealing a fresh blow to his drive to kickstart weak growth and end years of deflation.
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