Taiwan Top Stories

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:34:00 +0800
Journalists behind bars: 2015 report highlights China, Egypt
( - China, Egypt and Iran top the list of the world's leading jailers of journalists in a new annual report by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. Eritrea, Ethiopia and Turkey also figured prominently on the list.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:33:00 +0800
Saudi Arabia forms Islamic counterterrorism coalition
( - Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that 34 nations have agreed to form a new "Islamic military alliance" to fight terrorism with a joint operations center based in the kingdom's capital, Riyadh.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:33:00 +0800
New Zealand picks new flag design to challenge current flag
( - New Zealanders chose a new flag design Tuesday that will be put up as a challenger to their current flag in a March vote.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:02:00 +0800
ASE raises its bid to acquire Siliconware Precision Industries
( - In a bid to reject Tsinghua Unigroup's (紫光) effort to make inroads into Taiwan's semiconductor industry, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE, 日月光) announced its intent to acquire a 100-percent stake in Silicon...

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:02:00 +0800
41 police die in Argentina bus crash
( - At least 41 Argentine police have been killed in a bus accident in the northern part of the South American nation.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:02:00 +0800
DPP presses charges over KMT accusations
( - Lawyers for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) filed a suit on Monday against the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) over its accusations regarding DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen's alleged involvement in land speculation.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:02:00 +0800
No clear-cut winner in French elections
( - With no real victor emerging from France's regional elections, parties from across the political spectrum now begin unofficial campaigning and jockeying for supremacy before the 2017 presidential race.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:02:00 +0800
Lawyer put on trial in Beijing as police scuffle with his supporters
( - Police scuffled with protesters and journalists at a Beijing courthouse Monday as a prominent rights lawyer stood trial on charges of provoking trouble and stirring ethnic hatred with online commentary critical of the ruling Chin...

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:59:00 +0800
Billionaire head of China's Fosun re-emerges after 'disappearance': media
( - The billionaire chairman of Fosun Group, one of China's biggest privately-held conglomerates, re-emerged Monday after he disappeared from public view in connection with an investigation by authorities, Chinese media said.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:58:00 +0800
Thousands evacuated as typhoon slams into Philippines
( - Thousands of residents evacuated as Typhoon Melor slammed into the eastern Philippines, where flood- and landslide-prone communities are bracing for destructive winds, heavy rains and coastal floods of up to 4 meters (13 feet), ...

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:58:00 +0800
French far-right fails to win a single region in elections
( - France's far-right National Front (FN) failed to win a single region in elections Sunday despite record results, as voters flocked to traditional parties to keep them out of power.