Thursday, September 4, 2014
Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.
Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate behind-closed-doors photos online.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has gone from being a fringe force to within touching distance of taking Scotland independent from Britain, its defining purpose, in 15 years.
Malaysian attorney N. Surendran appeared in court last week to defend a fellow opposition lawmaker accused of insulting the powerful ruling party — then returned hours later to face a sedition charge of his own.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
As expected, the Chinese government on Sunday adopted a tough stance on Hong Kong, with the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) issuing a decision that designates a Beijing-controlled body as a “broadly representative” committee that will nominate candidates for chief executive in one-person, one-vote elections in 2017.
The Obama administration recently announced a policy of limited intervention in Iraq, using drone strikes to stave off conquest of Kurdish autonomous areas by ISIS. The main U.S. ally on the ground is Massoud Barzani's Kurdistan Regional Government, and U.S. support against ISIS is limited to Kurdish areas inside Iraq.
The Ukraine crisis is forcing NATO back to the basics of collective defense in Europe as Russia seeks to restore influence in its Soviet era backyard, analysts and officials said.
One question posed by a university student during a Ministry of Trade and Industry (Miti) outreach program in June was whether Malaysia will be swarmed by cheap products and laborers from other ASEAN countries come Jan. 1, 2015.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Before we begin our interview with two foreign fighters in Syria, our camera captures them both adjusting the scarves masking their faces. One of them carefully positions an AK-47 between them.
The EU's “game of thrones” is nearing an end after the naming of a new president and diplomatic chief, with the rest of the incoming Brussels regime set to be decided in the coming weeks.