Saturday, September 5, 2015
Two days after Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) announced she would take a pause from a lifestyle that was "like a spinning top" on the campaign trail and enjoy some "deep reflection," People First Party (PFP) founder and presidential hopeful James Soong (宋楚瑜) said yesterday that he is also calling off public appearances for the next four to five days to "rethink his campaign strategy."
Photos of a toddler's lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach have struck a nerve in Europe, where governments are grappling with the continent's biggest humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II.
The cancellation of the National Security Adviser talks between Pakistan and India some days ago could lead to a further worsening of relations between the two nuclear-armed states; border skirmishes have already occurred since then.
White House arm-twisting may have secured the votes to force the Iran nuclear deal through a hostile U.S. Congress, but European ambassadors in Washington, D.C. are getting credit for playing an outsized role.
China's unveiling of "carrier-killer" missiles and cuts in troop numbers on Thursday underlined its shift toward naval strength amid growing Pacific rivalry with the U.S., analysts said.
Friday, September 4, 2015
A record influx of refugees to Germany has cast an ugly spotlight on its formerly communist east, which has been rocked by a disproportionate wave of racist protests and hate crimes.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has shaken up the country's corrupt bureaucracy and intensified the battle against Boko Haram in his first 100 days, but has struggled to set out his vision for the faltering economy, say analysts.
It's been nearly 40 years since Soko Phay fled Cambodia with her parents to France where she was welcomed with "an extraordinary generosity," but now she sees a country that "has changed, and not for the better."
Guatemalan politics has been upended by a corruption scandal that has President Otto Perez backed against the ropes -- but just how much money has been stolen?
Thursday, September 3, 2015
What to make of the latest setback in Indo-Pakistan talks?