Saturday, June 20, 2015
A new allergy is affecting ordinary Greeks. With the papers full of economic doom and gloom more and more people are choosing to avoid the media and just get on with what's left of their ordinary lives.
Thousands of hate crimes are reported in the United States every year, but rarely do they involve the carnage seen at a black church in South Carolina where nine people were gunned down during a Bible study meeting.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Critics have long predicted that President Barack Obama's policy to shift America's focus toward Asia is doomed. The legislative battle over his trade agenda could prove the acid test.
In the year since it declared its "caliphate," the Islamic State group has become the world's most infamous jihadist organization, attracting international franchises and spreading fear with acts of extreme violence.
President Vladimir Putin will showcase plans for a Russian recovery to investors at a key economic forum this week, signing a major gas deal with Greece as it teeters on the brink of default.
On June 15, the day marking the 15th anniversary of the historic summit between President Kim Dae-jung and North Korea's Kim Jong Il, Pyongyang offered dialogue with Seoul. However, in a typical North Korean fashion, several preconditions were attached to the offer.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign probably didn't need a reminder of how crucial Latino voters could be to her presidential campaign. She got one anyway from Republican candidate Jeb Bush.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
South Africa's refusal to hand over Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court was a fresh snub for the Dutch-based tribunal, highlighting its reliance on support from world powers to do its job, experts said.
Perhaps we don't have to worry about the rising sea levels as a result of climate change, after all. We can "outland" it by pouring sand on tiny islands and coastal cities. The recent experiment in the South China Sea is proving it works.
Four months after the formation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission for the Investigation of Enforced Disappearance, little progress has been made toward addressing conflict era violations.