Thursday, October 9, 2014
Hong Kong's embattled leader faces a "huge integrity problem", opposition politicians said Thursday as they called on him to explain why he kept large payments from an Australian company secret.
Another oil scandal broke yesterday, as it was discovered that Cheng-I Food Co. Ltd. (正義股份有限公司), a subsidiary of Ting Hsin Group (頂新集團), mixed animal feed oil with cooking oil and sold it for human consumption. Investigators said that the mixed oil could do damage to the human body, and affected products were removed from shelves in markets all over Taiwan., 3 Comments
President Ma Ying-jeou on Wednesday named a former vice president to represent him at the upcoming APEC summit in Beijing, effectively ending hopes of a meeting between him and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping (習近平)., 1 Comment
Two Americans and a German won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for laying the foundations of an ultra-powerful microscope that allows the study of tissue at the molecular level.
European Union leaders headed to Milan Wednesday for an emergency jobs summit that was set to be overshadowed by a deepening split over the rules governing the euro.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Doctors in Spain hospitalised four more people and rushed to identify dozens of others at risk on Tuesday after a nurse was infected with the deadly Ebola virus, raising fears of contagion in Europe.
Jihadists are on the verge of seizing the key Syrian border town of Kobane, neighbouring Turkey has warned, prompting the UN envoy to Syria to appeal for immediate international action to prevent its fall.
Samsung Electronics on Tuesday flagged a near 60-percent on-year plunge in its third quarter operating profit, as its key smartphone sector continued to struggle in the face of increased competition.
If Taiwan does not take the inevitable path toward free trade and a free economy, the country will be "doomed," said Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday., 5 Comments
Spain was investigating Tuesday how a nurse in Madrid could have become infected with Ebola, sparking fears of the first outbreak outside Africa.
A Chinese insurance company has bought Hilton's landmark New York luxury hotel the Waldorf Astoria for US$1.95 billion, the U.S. hotel giant said Monday.