Thursday, June 25, 2015
Greece encouraged global markets with its new debt plan, but some economists question whether its emphasis on tax hikes will do more harm than good to the recession-mired economy.
On April 25, life changed for all of us who live, love or are related in any way to Nepal; but especially for the family members and loved ones of more than 8,800 people who perished, ............
This past Monday was World Refugee Day.
In the era of globalization, more and more countries are forging bilateral and regional trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), in order to benefit from reduced customs duties,..............
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
As expected, the Hong Kong Government's electoral reform package, which had been the focus of heated debate, failed to pass in the Legislative Council, thus blocking Beijing's formula for "one man, one vote" elections for Chief Executive in 2017.
Since its integration into Indonesia on May 1, 1963, Papua has been a land of conflict.
Governors across the U.S. have been making trade missions abroad on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states. Last week alone, governors of 10 states were jetting across Europe, many converging at an air show in Paris.
For a good many of us, "Laudato Si" (Praised Be) will be the most subversive text we will read all year, or indeed for many years. The extraordinary eco-encyclical from Pope Francis contains explosive truths.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
With Greece in danger of tumbling into the economic abyss it faces the haunting memory of Argentina in 2001, when the South American country defaulted on nearly US$100 billion and was plunged into a crisis it is still battling back from.
Chad's decision to ban women from wearing the Islamic veil, which came two days after bloody suicide bombings hit the capital, has divided Muslims but the government defends it as part of an anti-terror strategy.