Wednesday, November 12, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama and China's Xi Jinping have few areas of common ground as they meet this week in Beijing, but could find themselves warming to each other on one longstanding sticking point: climate change.
New columns of tanks, trucks and heavy artillery rumbled toward the pro-Moscow rebel strong hold of Donetsk on Monday as fears grew of a return to all-out fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine.
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- For a city whose citizens have been criticized for being cold and indifferent, Taipei is blazing with unconstrained excitement for the upcoming mayoral elections.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
This is a tricky time to be a state, and an even trickier time to be a citizen. The nation-state, the classic provider of security and basic wellbeing in exchange for citizens' loyalty, is under threat — both at home and as the fundamental unit of international affairs.
His influence at home quickly fading, U.S. President Barack Obama is looking east to China, the opening stop of a three-country tour that will test his ability to play a commanding role on the world stage during his final two years in office.
The East Asia Summit (EAS) in Naypyitaw on Thursday could be a blessing or a curse for ASEAN's engagement with the major powers on two levels.
A CNN report begins by asking this question: Is this the end of the nine to five working day? The story cites a few things to show that a big change may be on the horizon for the worldwide labor market.
Perhaps less than a year ago, he was still known as the outstanding physician that enjoyed shooting off his mouth, winning the hearts of many young people with his gall when challenging authority.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Eligible voters in Taipei will go to the polls in three weeks' time to elect their new mayor. There are two candidates, both of them political amateurs. One of them is 44-year-old Sean Lien, a son of former Vice President Lien Chan, who is honorary chairman of the Kuomintang.
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While the details behind the release of the final two Americans held in North Korea — Matthew Miller of Bakersfield, California, and Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood, Washington — are still unclear, here are questions and some answers as to what might have motivated the North to let the two men out.