Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Two men aged 21 and 24 have been found fatally shot in a car at a Ximending (西門町) parking garage, city police reported yesterday.
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China's trade surplus soared by almost half last year to a record US$382 billion, the government announced Tuesday, but the world's second-largest economy again missed its trade growth target due to weakness overseas.
The United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday that OPEC will no longer move to shore up crude prices, arguing that rising North American shale oil output needed to be curbed.
U.S. stocks opened higher, led by gains for technology, as the market bounced back after two days of losses. The price of oil continued to slide.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday praised the Pakistani military's operation against militants in the country's northwest, saying the results are "significant."
Divers retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane's second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea on Tuesday, giving experts essential tools to piece together what brought Flight 8501 down.
A total of 14 separate locations in Taiwan reported that they have chickens and waterfowl infected with the new strains of H5N2 and H5N8 bird flu yesterday, according to the Council of Agriculture (COA).
Firebomb attacks early Monday on the Hong Kong home and office of pro-democracy newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai have triggered new fears over the safety of outspoken media figures in the city.
Indonesian divers Monday retrieved the flight data recorder of the AirAsia plane that went down in the Java Sea with 162 people on board, a potential breakthrough in efforts to discover what caused the crash.
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office yesterday indicted former Eastern Multimedia Group (EMG, 東森集團) Chairman Gary Wang (王令麟) and 23 other people in the largest embezzlement case Taiwan has ever seen in its prison system, later releasing two prison officials on bail and continued to detain several other high ranking prison officials as well as Wang's personal secretary.
Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making "Boyhood" won top honors at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, while Hollywood rallied against recent threats to the art of satire.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Divers retrieved one of the black boxes Monday from the AirAsia plane that plummeted more than two weeks ago into the Java Sea, a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt to recover bodies and wreckage.