Friday, March 20, 2015
The U.S. Federal Reserve dropped its pledge to remain "patient" on raising interest rates Wednesday, signaling a possible midyear federal funds rate hike after over six years at the zero level.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
South Korea and the United States will launch a massive landing drill next week, the climax of an ongoing joint military exercise which North Korea views as an invasion rehearsal.
Civil organizations demonstrated around the Legislative Yuan on the one-year anniversary of the Sunflower Movement as political leaders assessed the movement's impact, yesterday., 1 Comment
Chinese state media took a victory lap on Wednesday, gloating over the decision of major European powers to join a Beijing-backed multinational lender that the United States perceives as a threat to the Washington-led World Bank., 1 Comment
Gunmen opened fire Wednesday at a leading museum in Tunisia's capital, killing at least eight people and wounding six, including foreign tourists, authorities said. A later raid by security forces left two gunmen and one security officer dead but ended the standoff, Tunisian authorities said.
Japan's trade deficit nearly halved year-on-year in February as lower oil prices helped reduce the cost of imports, official data showed Wednesday, with analysts saying Tokyo could achieve a surplus soon.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud Party scored a resounding victory in the country's election, final results showed Wednesday, after a tight race that had put his lengthy rule in jeopardy., 4 Comments
Relief workers rushed to deliver desperately needed food and water Wednesday to survivors living on Vanuatu's outer islands after a monstrous cyclone wiped out entire villages and flattened vast swathes of the South Pacific nation's landscape.
As smoggy air clouded over Northern Taiwan yesterday, the country's transportation took a hit, with Keelung Harbor closing down and flights to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport diverted to Kaohsiung., 4 Comments
The Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (慈濟基金會) yesterday held a press conference to clarify claims that the foundation holds funds of companies whose businesses oppose the foundation's principles., 6 Comments
Construction of new homes in the U.S. plummeted in February, as fierce winter weather froze housing starts in the Northeast and Midwest.
China's overseas direct investment (ODI) surged in February as a state-owned oil company put nearly US$3 billion into a Dutch transaction, official data showed Tuesday, while inbound investment slowed.