Friday, December 12, 2014
The White House is inching close to its goal of closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay — home to some of the men subjected to brutal CIA interrogations.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
As teenage Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai prepares to receive her Nobel Peace Prize, the regional government in her homeland is pushing for Islamic content in school textbooks that critics claim promotes violent jihad.
Uber, the ride-sharing service and Silicon Valley superstar startup, has hit problems around the world that threaten to put the brakes on its spectacular growth.
When Spain's property bubble burst in 2008, the country was plunged into an economic crisis that threw millions of people out of work.
It's the new career trade-off: Around the U.S., areas with the strongest job markets increasingly have some of the costliest homes. And areas with the most affordable homes lack a solid base of middle class jobs that attract workers.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Thirty years ago this month, Britain and China signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong, under which London agreed to restore Hong Kong to China in 1997 and Beijing spelled out its policy of “one country
Less than two months into his term, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has shown he dares to make a difference, especially in comparison with his predecessor.
Thailand's military rulers are pushing a new behavioral code on schoolchildren emphasizing love for the monarchy and deference to authority, in a move critics say typifies the junta's authoritarianism and the country's stultifying education system.
Students of RMB internationalization tend to forget that the globalization of Chinese currency happened much earlier with copper coins, which were first standardized and minted in the Qin Dynasty (260 to 210 B.C.). My old Chinese art historian teacher used to tell me that Chinese coins and ceramic shards were the first durable global debris, easily found around the rubble sites from Sri Lankan temples to Egyptian pyramids.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Several Bangladeshi-British youths have recently been indicted in Britain for their alleged links with the Islamic State (IS or ISIS). Twenty-year-old Mahdi Hassan — whose parents had migrated from Bangladesh — was one of the six former students of a private British school to have joined ISIS, and the fourth one to be killed recently while fighting at Kobane, Syria.