Wednesday, September 3, 2014
As expected, the Chinese government on Sunday adopted a tough stance on Hong Kong, with the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) issuing a decision that designates a Beijing-controlled body as a “broadly representative” committee that will nominate candidates for chief executive in one-person, one-vote elections in 2017.
The Obama administration recently announced a policy of limited intervention in Iraq, using drone strikes to stave off conquest of Kurdish autonomous areas by ISIS. The main U.S. ally on the ground is Massoud Barzani's Kurdistan Regional Government, and U.S. support against ISIS is limited to Kurdish areas inside Iraq.
The Ukraine crisis is forcing NATO back to the basics of collective defense in Europe as Russia seeks to restore influence in its Soviet era backyard, analysts and officials said.
One question posed by a university student during a Ministry of Trade and Industry (Miti) outreach program in June was whether Malaysia will be swarmed by cheap products and laborers from other ASEAN countries come Jan. 1, 2015.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Before we begin our interview with two foreign fighters in Syria, our camera captures them both adjusting the scarves masking their faces. One of them carefully positions an AK-47 between them.
The EU's “game of thrones” is nearing an end after the naming of a new president and diplomatic chief, with the rest of the incoming Brussels regime set to be decided in the coming weeks.
Splits in France's ruling Socialist Party, which sparked an emergency government reshuffle last week, continue to widen as members on the left flank snipe at a prime minister they see as attempting a “Tony Blair”-style lurch to the right.
He doesn't bluster and he doesn't strut and President Barack Obama certainly isn't panicking, though he admits it feels like the world is falling apart.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Pope Francis made an apostolic journey to South Korea from Aug. 13 to 18. On his way to Seoul, his plane passed over the sky of the People's Republic of China and he sent a message to Chinese President Xi Jinping wishing that God bless the Chinese people. Beijing, which doesn't have diplomatic ties with the Vatican, allowed the pope to fly through its air space for the first time.
> Joe Hung
In Ferguson, Missouri, USA, Michael Brown was gunned down by a local police officer and a wave of protests rightfully took over the town, demanding justice and an end to police abuse and militarization. But what about the Brazilian Fergusons?