Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Changhua District Court (彰化地方法院) ruled to uphold its NT$300 million bail arrangement for disgraced food mogul Wei Ying-chung (魏應充) late yesterday.
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he was the victim of a "political conspiracy" on Tuesday as the nation's highest court sent him to jail for five years on a sodomy conviction that will likely end his career.
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China's Wanda Group has agreed to buy Infront -- the Swiss sports marketing group headed by Sepp Blatter's nephew and which holds some broadcasting rights to the World Cup -- for 1.05 billion euros (US$1.2 billion), the two firms said Tuesday.
The Taipei International Comics and Animation Festival kicked off yesterday, featuring graphic artists, authors, voice actors and animation producers from Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Malaysia's top court on Tuesday upheld opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy conviction and sentenced him to five years in prison, a verdict he slammed -- while standing in the dock -- as the "murder of judicial independence" and the result of a political conspiracy.
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A Hong Kong woman was convicted Tuesday of beating and starving her Indonesian maid, keeping her prisoner in a "torture" case that sparked international outrage and spotlighted the plight of migrant domestic workers., 1 Comment
The Tainan District Prosecutors' Office (台南地檢署) is seeking to detain Greater Tainan Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教) and three others for allegedly buying votes during the speaker election campaign period., 1 Comment
Egyptian football fans blamed police on Monday for a stampede and clashes at a Cairo stadium that left 19 people dead, raising fears of further unrest.
Greece was locked Monday in intense talks with its EU partners after the country's prime minister stuck to his anti-austerity guns with the deadline for a deal needed to avoid the risk of default and a euro exit just days away.
Somewhere in England sits a man who was the unwitting inspiration for the biggest winner at the Grammy Awards.
Monday, February 9, 2015
"They rode in the same plane, they get the same compensation," TransAsia spokesperson Liu Zhong-ji said yesterday, at the first post-disaster compensation negotiation conference in Taipei.
China's monthly trade surplus rose 88 percent to reach a record 370 billion yuan (US$59 billion) in January, data showed Sunday, as imports dropped sharply on lower commodity prices and sluggish domestic demand.