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Hezbollah backs Lebanese dialogue for way out of gridlock


Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's Hezbollah says it "fully supports" high-level talks between politicians to try to find a way out of a political gridlock that...full story
updated 2015-08-31 11:22 PM
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Hezbollah backs Lebanese dialogue for way out of gridlock

Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's Hezbollah says it "fully supports" high-level talks between politicians to try to find a way out of a political gridlock that....Fullstory

2015-08-31 11:22 PM

Descendants of former U.S. presidents visiting Taiwan

Central News Agency

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) Descendants of former U.S. presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman and Dwight David Eisenhower....Fullstory

2015-08-31 10:17 PM

MND reports China deploying more missiles against Taiwan

Central News Agency

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) Legislator Lin Yu-fang (???) said Monday that China is posing an ever-growing threat to Taiwan and....Fullstory

2015-08-31 09:00 PM

China would invade Taiwan in certain circumstances: MND report

Central News Agency

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) Judging from China's military investment and modernization in recent years, China would probably invade Taiwan....Fullstory

2015-08-31 06:49 PM

Lee denies Hung’s candidacy replacement Lee denies Hung’s candidacy replacement
By Ko Lin
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Kuomintang Secretary-General Lee Shu-chuan downplayed speculations on Monday that the party plans to remove Hung Hsiu-chu from her presidential candidacy, adding that her nomination will....Fullstory

2015-08-31 05:49 PM

MND proposes NT$2.9 billion for indigenous submarine project

Central News Agency

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense on Monday submitted a budget proposal of NT$2.9 billion (US$89.32 million) to....Fullstory

2015-08-31 03:58 PM

Guatemala congress to decide soon on presidential immunity
By ALBERTO ARCE
Associated Press

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The head of Guatemala's congress says that lawmakers would decide on Tuesday whether to lift President Otto Perez Molina's immunity from....Fullstory

2015-08-31 01:22 PM

Defiant Malaysian PM rejects calls that he step down Defiant Malaysian PM rejects calls that he step down
By EILEEN NG
Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of....Fullstory

2015-08-31 12:06 PM

Lebanon parliament chief promises talks on political impasse

Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's parliament speaker has promised high-level talks to find a way out of long-running political gridlock that sparked large anti-government protests, including....Fullstory

2015-08-31 03:01 AM

A look at the latest developments in Europe's migrant crisis
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Record numbers of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea are trying to reach Europe this year, despite the....Fullstory

2015-08-31 11:22 PM

New Power Party proposes higher business tax, minimum wage law New Power Party proposes higher business tax, minimum wage law
By Christie Chen
Central News Agency

The New Power Party said Monday that it will work toward raising the corporate income tax rate and setting up a specific law targeting minimum....Fullstory

2015-08-31 09:58 PM

Protests break out in Ukraine over giving regions more power

Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Clashes have broken out between police and protesters outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev after a controversial vote to give greater....Fullstory

2015-08-31 08:22 PM

Arctic glaciers, energy politics await Obama on Alaska trip
By JOSH LEDERMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins a historic trip to Alaska. Obama departs Monday....Fullstory

2015-08-31 06:01 PM

China seen likely to declare ADIZ in South China Sea

Central News Agency

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) China's island-building spree in the South China Sea has completely changed the strategic structure in the....Fullstory

2015-08-31 05:30 PM

Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe
By NATTASUDA ANUSONDISAI and JOCELYN GECKER
Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police said Monday they were seeking two new suspects -- a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality --....Fullstory

2015-08-31 03:01 PM

Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills
By MARI YAMAGUCHI
Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of....Fullstory

2015-08-31 12:06 PM

Nelson Shanks, painter of presidents and royalty, dies at 77

Associated Press

ANDALUSIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Nelson Shanks, a painter renowned for his portraits of prominent figures ranging from presidents to a pope to royalty, has died.....Fullstory

2015-08-31 06:22 AM

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