Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Things are not quite square in Washington when the biggest backer of U.S. President Barack Obama's current legislative priority is the Senate's top Republican and its arch foe is the Democratic leader.
David Cameron could bring forward a referendum on the United Kingdom's EU membership to next year instead of 2017 to cut short an impending battle on two fronts -- in Brussels and against euroskeptics in his own camp.
North Korea leveled up its military threat by claiming Saturday it had successfully conducted an underwater test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile. Kim Jong Un, the North's young leader, watched the missile "soar into the sky from underwater," Pyongyang's state media reported without specifying the exact date and location of the test-fire.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take his global investment push to China this week, as Asia's rival superpowers look to put aside a festering border dispute and identify areas of economic cooperation.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Is the Trans Pacific Partnership about to be concluded, or will it be put into deep freeze instead?
Hillary Rodham Clinton's family foundation, already the subject of intense scrutiny in the early days of her White House campaign, faces an uncertain future if she is elected president.
There are many reports of concern over potentially huge adjustments in the event of a U.S. interest rate hike that could trigger capital flight and difficulties in debt repayment.
Mayor Bill de Blasio's political vision -- and his political travels -- have increasingly reached far beyond the borders of New York City.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Su Chi coined a convenient and useful name for a modus vivendi between Taiwan and China in April 2000 when he was about to step down as chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC). He was appointed to that office by President Lee Teng-hui, who would retire on May 20 and Chen Shui-bian would take over to launch the first Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration. The name Su created was the "1992 Consensus."
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The United Nations will on Monday review the U.S. rights record, with police brutality and racism, mass surveillance and the legacy of the "war on terror" in the spotlight.