Taiwan's jailed former president Chen Shui-bian pushes the wheelchair ...
Jan 6th, 2012
(AP) - Taiwan's jailed former president Chen Shui-bian pushes the wheelchair of his wife Wu Shu-chen from the funeral home of his late mother-in-law in Tainan, southern Taiwan, Friday, Janu. 6, 2012. Chen attended mourning rites for his mother-in-law after authorities allowed him to briefly leave prison. Chen is serving a lengthy term for corruption. (AP Photo/Johnson Liu, Pool) -
A French court on Tuesday convicted the ex-managers of firm PIP of fraud and sentenced the company's founder to four years after its faulty breast implants sparked a global health scare. The now-defunct firm, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), was at the centre of worldwide concern two years ago after it was revealed to have used industrial-grade si... [Full Article]
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - As protests roiled the Ukrainian capital and other cities, three of the country's former presidents on Wednesday gave support to the demonstrators and warned the tensions could be spinning into an uncontainable crisis. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
Congratulations to 2008 and 2012 also-rans Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney, both of whom will be the subjects of upcoming TV/Netflix shows, one of which looks like it might be the best of this rapidly-growing genre. Her new show is called Amazing America with Sarah Palin and is on something called The Sportsman Channel. On the show, Palin will "ta... [Full Article]
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York University withdrew its claim on Monday that a close supporter of Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese dissident affiliated with the university through this summer, had tried to spy on Chen by giving him an iPad and iPhone loaded with hidden spyware, saying it was a "misunderstanding." The spyware cla... [Full Article]
By Andrew Osborn and Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in China on Monday saying he wanted to lay the ground for a multi-billion-dollar free trade deal between Beijing and the European Union, despite growing unease about his own country's membership of the bloc. On a three-day visit with around 100 ... [Full Article]