Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Student demonstrators are to hold a press conference today at 10 a.m. to address their next step in the anti-curriculum campaign, after talks with Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) failed again yesterday.
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) attributed a stock plunge yesterday to disappointing second-quarter growth and the downward revised sales targets of bellwether firms, notably MediaTek Inc. (聯發科).
Greece's stock market plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since late June to react to the country's latest economic crisis.
With one eye on his legacy, U.S. President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken" in the fight against climate change.
A teenager stabbed at a Gay Pride march died of her injuries Sunday as the attack and a firebombing that killed a Palestinian child put pressure on Israel to crack down on Jewish extremists.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Rescue workers in Myanmar raced on Monday to help tens of thousands of people in remote areas enduring roof-top high floods, as the death toll climbed to at least 46.
The Nigerian army has freed 178 people being held hostage by Boko Haram including more than 100 children, it said late Sunday, following a series of deadly attacks by the jihadists in the country's restive northeast.
Tokyo's largest district has said it will start issuing "partnership" certificates to same-sex couples from November, becoming the second in Japan to recognise such unions following a pioneering move by the capital's bustling Shibuya ward.
As the anti-curriculum guideline protest drags on at the Ministry of Education (MOE), Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) offered a sit-down talk with student protestors today, which may be broadcast live.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is alarmed by "wild allegations" made by two European media outlets of widespread suspicious drug tests in track and field, and is asking an independent body to investigate.
U.S. President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken" to fight climate change, a sensitive issue central to his legacy.
The toll from flash floods and landslides in Myanmar after days of torrential rain is likely to rise, the U.N. warned Sunday, as monsoon downpours brought misery to thousands across the region.