Thursday, April 10, 2014
Shinzo Abe's success in signing a free-trade deal with Australia proves Japan's prime minister can bend the once-powerful farm sector to his will, experts say, offering leverage against U.S. claims of intransigence in a wider pan-Pacific deal.
Single mother Christina Bantasan clutched her baby in the shadows of a sprawling Philippine slum, wishing that a controversial birth control law had come earlier so she could have planned her future better.
Quebec's separatist party faces doubts about its very survival after voters solidly rejected the main purpose of its existence — making the French-speaking province an independent country.
Yelena, an openly gay teacher in Crimea who is raising four children with her partner, fears she could lose her family and her job now that her home has been taken over by Russia.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
President Xi Jinping's proposal that China and the European Union explore a free trade agreement is a sign of Europe's pivotal role in the trilateral economic relationship between the United States, the European Union and China.
Violence is threatening Algeria's presidential election campaign, independent media outlets warned Monday, after unrest forced the camp of ailing incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika's to cancel a weekend rally and bolster security.
The U.S. Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel.
Korean voters last week saw the rare scene of a main opposition party leader visiting Cheong Wa Dae without an appointment to ask for talks with the president.
Under mounting pressure from Moscow, a defiant group of pro-Ukrainian activists, journalists and minority representatives in Crimea continue to protest the annexation of the peninsula by Russia.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Taiwan's Sunflower student movement will cast a long shadow on cross-strait relations between Beijing and Taipei. It will surely retard, if not reverse, the detente process that has been under way in the last six years under Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou.