Taiwan is officially known as the Republic of China, abbreviated as R.O.C. But a diplomatic squabble the R.O.C. started with the People's Republic of China late last month has let an American journal make the abbreviation stand for "Republic of Cheating." Funny? Cynical?
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America's "veepstakes" are under way. Running mates have not played a decisive role in helping win the White House in a generation, but will they do so this year?, 1 Comment
U.S. authorities and internet giants are boosting attempts to counter the Islamic State group's online propaganda, though it is unclear how effective these efforts are in hampering the jihadists' public-relations machine.
Doping scandals. Bribery allegations. Fears about Zika. Political, economic and corruption crises.
I do not know whether others with this same avocation might agree with me. I can tell you, however, that without a strong sense of emotion, I cannot offer words that are worth reading., 1 Comment
The criminal destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine is back in the news in important ways. The association Bellingcat has just released a report with remarkably specific evidence implicating Russia.
First a cease-fire in Syria, then aid and then -- who knows -- perhaps a political transition? Don't bet on it, analysts warn, saying Washington has put too much faith in Moscow.
Once a rather stolid operation focused on business news, the RBC group in recent years had come to stand out among Russia's constricting field of independent news media. Then came stories that the Kremlin and President Vladimir Putin may have found far too revealing.
So much for having good neighbors. South American leaders basically sat back and watched as Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff flailed and fumed and fought for her political life and ultimately lost, at least the first round.
For Dan Josephson, the younger generation has made it all the more clear that this island is soaking in green for the time being