Sunday, December 8, 2013
Taiwan has in many ways done so much in recent years to become more sensitive to human rights. It boggles the mind then, as a co-signer of international human rights covenants with clauses that condemn hate speech, that our country has no law per se against the public posting of certain sorts of words.
The international agreement to restrain Iran's nuclear program has generated anxiety in Israel, and elsewhere. Middle East uncertainty underscores the growing importance of Turkey, a democracy with strong ties to both Iran and the West.
No answer to the future of Asian finance can be complete without some understanding of where the future of global finance is going. Even more important, can we predict the future of the Asian real sector?
The United States has strenuously objected to China's new air zone over islands managed by Japan, but experts say its best hope is to contain rather than end tensions.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Situated geographically between two blocs, divided culturally and religiously between two civilizations and now placed in the political conundrum of choosing between East and West, Ukraine is again the object the competing interests. And amid the political and gravitational pull of the two sides are the swirling clouds of Ukraine's tumultuous 20th century history.
Canada is expected to file an application with the United Nations on Friday seeking to vastly expand its Arctic sea boundary, setting it on a collision course with Russia and Denmark.
In 2008, just before his 90th birthday, the United States gave Nelson Mandela a special present, striking him from a decades-old terror watch list and ending what U.S. officials called “a rather embarrassing matter.”
Last month, the Chinese government introduced an exception to its one-child policy in a move heralded as a significant relaxation of the policy.
Friday, December 6, 2013
CNN's news anchor described Tuesday's turn of events in the Bangkok protest as “bizarre,” after the channel's American reporter in the Thai capital had explained how the confrontation had unexpectedly transformed into a scene of hugs and handshakes.
Saleha Begum touches the burnt skin on the face of her 23-year-old son and again bursts into tears.