Friday, September 18, 2015
All Taiwanese citizens currently in Burkina Faso have been confirmed safe amid the latest political turmoil in the nation's African diplomatic ally as presidential guards detained their president and other senior officials on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
A powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile Wednesday, killing eight people, forcing the evacuation of a million and sparking warnings that tsunami waves could reach Japan.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
A powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile on Wednesday, killing at least five people, forcing the evacuation of one million and sparking warnings that tsunami waves could reach as far as Japan.
Taiwan is closely following developments in Burkina Faso, one of its African diplomatic allies, after the nation's presidential guard burst into a Cabinet meeting and took the interim president and prime minister hostage Wednesday, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Thursday.
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump stepped into a hornet's nest in Wednesday's debate as rivals turned their sights on the billionaire, while Carly Fiorina showed she had earned her place on the main stage.
Dengue fever cases have gone past the 10,000 mark, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾病管制署) announced yesterday, stating that the current outbreak is showing no signs of slowing down.
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U.S. President Barack Obama will offer his mainland Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping a full state welcome at the White House on Sept. 25, amid deep and growing tensions between the top economic and political powers.
Tempers flared in the Taipei City Council yesterday as Mayor Ko Wen-je slammed his fist into a desk in reaction to comments made by a councilor during the afternoon session, as political haranguing over "Hatanogate" continued.
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Hungarian police used tear gas and water cannons on hundreds of migrants who broke through a razor wire fence on the border with Serbia on Wednesday, while migrants prevented from moving through Hungary increasingly began taking a longer route into Western Europe through Croatia.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
SID , Serbia - A first busload of migrants arrived early Wednesday near Serbia's border with EU member Croatia hoping to circumvent a razor-wire fence erected by Hungary, as Germany's Angela Merkel called for an EU summit on the refugee crisis.