Friday, May 22, 2015
Data released by the South Korea National Tax Service this week drew attention again to a wide gender wage gap in the country and the need to bring more South Korean women into the workforce.
Shelter remains the top priority for the more than 2.8 million people in Nepal, according to U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), who no longer have a roof over their heads.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
European Union leaders and six ex-Soviet states hold a summit Thursday focused on the bloc's Eastern Partnership project, which was designed to bolster mutual ties but has been undermined by Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
India's democratically elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi viewed Shanghai's gleaming skyscrapers at the weekend in search of pointers for his economy, but China believes its one-party state is a key reason for its growth miracle.
Germany's nearly 1,800 banks are being forced to rethink their business models in the face of persistently low level of interest rates and weak profitability.
If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Sino-American relations are poised to worsen despite another summit meeting between the two leaders being planned for September, with Xi Jinping having accepted Barak Obama's invitation of a state visit.
With its refugee reception facilities bursting at the seams, Italy is starting to show the strains created by thousands of people washing up every week on its southern shores.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry took a risky gamble facing derision and much skepticism when he flew to Russia last week for the first time in two years to meet President Vladimir Putin.
The Islamic State group's capture of Ramadi is a serious setback to the U.S. strategy to defeat the jihadists and raises fresh doubts about the competence of its Iraqi partners.