Britain marks 50th anniversary of Churchill's death

Jan 25, 2015

Britain marks 50th anniversary of Churchill's death

Britain on Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, the iconic cigar-chomping prime minister who led his nation in defying Nazi Germany during World War II. Churchill, who died aged 90 on Jan. 24, 1965, was British prime minister through ...

Jan 23, 2015

For third time, South Korea's Park names a new prime minister

South Korean President Park Geun-hye nominated for prime minister on Friday a political veteran and the current parliamentary floor leader of her ruling Saenuri Party, the presidential Blue House said. Park named Lee Wan-koo, 64, to the post of prime minister to improve government ...

Taiwan's Ma to step down as ruling party head

Dec 2, 2014

Taiwan's Ma to step down as ruling party head

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou announced Tuesday that he will step down as chairman of the ruling party in the wake of an “unprecedented huge defeat” in the island’s biggest ever local elections. The Beijing-friendly Kuomintang (KMT), which Ma has chaired since 2009, suffered massive ...