Monday, February 24, 2014
An economy facing default, a splintered opposition and regions with separatist tendencies: Ukraine's new government will face an uphill struggle to stabilize the country, analysts say, as the fall of President Viktor Yanukovych looms.
When an ethnic Vietnamese crashed his motorcycle into an ethnic Khmer's car in Phnom Penh's Meanchey district last Saturday night, he was attacked by Khmers shouting the racially charged term for Vietnamese — “yuon” — and beaten to death., 6 Comments
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Professors all over Taiwan are busy these new semester days introducing students to literature courses of all sorts.
Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra seems to have changed her strategy from making gentle compromises to adopting a more aggressive “an eye for an eye” model as the political battle gets tougher.
Violence in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine, has so far taken dozens of lives as desperate authorities have tried to suppress growing protest demonstrations. The European Union (EU) has mediated a truce among the factions, announced on Feb. 21, which has brought temporary calm and should facilitate early presidential elections.
Germany, often accused of stepping too lightly on the world stage, has taken an unusually vocal and active stand over the Ukrainian crisis and is helping mediate an end to the turmoil.
A damning United Nations report has placed North Korea in hot water. The reclusive regime is, of course, no stranger to unwanted global attention.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Brian Sio from Macau recalls traveling to Taiwan multiple times in the past years for sightseeing, meeting friends and relaxation.
Chelsea Lee from the U.S. started a conversation with a local taxi driver, learning some 'taxi wisdom' on her way to school.
“How can we claim we didn't know,” governments and media may soon be asking themselves as stunning new evidence of suffering and widespread human rights violations become glaringly obvious in communist North Korea?