Friday, November 27, 2015
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday both welcomed the United States' latest arms deal with Taiwan, which is due to be announced by U.S. President Barack Obama next month.
Taiwan and Japan signed a bilateral agreement on the avoidance of double taxation in Tokyo Thursday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military's repeated warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane before it was shot down at the border with Syria -- audio that grows increasingly more agitated.
Russia said Thursday it would be looking to cut economic ties with Turkey and scrap investment projects in a matter of days in the aftermath of the Turkish downing of a Russian warplane.
French President Francois Hollande will hold talks on Thursday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin as part of his diplomatic marathon to forge a broad coalition against Islamic State jihadists in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
A deadly air strike on a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital was "caused primarily by human error", the US commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday, prompting a strong rebuke from the charity who slammed American forces for "gross negligence".
Firefighters Thursday searched burnt-out cars and homes after a devastating "Armageddon-like" blaze in Australia left two dead and 16 in hospital after raging across a 40-kilometre (25-mile) front.
In freezing temperatures and light snowfall, South Korea held a state funeral on Thursday for former president Kim Young-Sam, whose 1992 election victory brought a formal end to more than 30 years of military rule.
The ruling Kuomintang's presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) and his running mate Wang Ju-hsuan (王如玄) registered Wednesday for the January 2016 presidential election, with Chu vowing to fight against the odds.