The Cabinet and the legislative caucus of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) have reached a consensus to clear a revised version of a stock gains tax proposed by KMT lawmaker Tsai Cheng-yuan in the upcoming extraordinary session, sources said. The two sides also agreed that the imposition of the tax on trading of IPO (initial public offering) shares won't be retroactive.
Whites in the United States have typically lived longer on average than blacks, but a new study released on Tuesday suggests that gap in life expectancy may be shrinking.
Broadway's newest Annie is an 11-year-old from Los Angeles who is already a Broadway veteran.
Top-seed John Isner, playing for the first time since helping the U.S. defeat Switzerland in Davis Cup, defeated Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (4) in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships on Tuesday.
China's ruling Communist Party has faced repeated struggles to tame bouts of politically dangerous inflation while keeping economic growth strong.
Global radio experts have approved radio standards that are to usher in a new mobile phone operating system to replace third-generation or 3G technology, the International Telecommunication Union announced on Friday.
Anger at the practice of demanding dowries, which can lead to violence against brides, has prompted a takeoff of “Angry Birds” called “Angry Brides” that aims to highlight the illegal practice still prevalent in many South Asian countries.
The Milky Way is home to far more planets than previously thought, boosting the odds that at least one of them may harbor life, according to a study released Wednesday.
The Philippine Catholic Church and military, the two most powerful institutions in the country that have helped topple two previous leaders, installed new heads on Monday as acrimony over investigations into another former president intensified.
The 90-and-older population nearly tripled in the United States over the past three decades to reach 1.9 million in 2010 and will more than quadruple by 2050, the U.S. Census Bureau said Friday.