Thursday, April 3, 2014
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak flew to Australia on Wednesday to take a first-hand look at the search for the missing Malaysian airliner, amid doubts about his government's ability to lead the massive international operation.
Kabul shopkeeper Haji Najimullah is furious with the Americans. Not for their long military intervention in Afghanistan, but the fact they are leaving, robbing his market stall of an important supplier.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Over the last 35 years, China has mesmerized the world as it transformed itself from one of the world's poorest countries into its second largest economy and top trading nation.
France is way behind budget targets, new data shows, deepening a dilemma for President Francois Hollande over spending cuts which could split his allies, or doing a U-turn in dangerous defiance of the EU.
The Philippines has done what most other countries consider fatal: poke a bear., 2 Comments
The biggest winner in Turkey's local elections was Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was not even personally running for office, dealing a blow to opponents who worry their freedoms will suffer as a result.
It's crunch time for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his economic policies.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
In 2007, when social worker Peter Huang, 45, started organizing the delivery of dental and school supplies to children in impoverished villages in central Gansu province, he had grand hopes of seeing their lives transformed by economic growth.
Two small Philippine fisheries boats ferrying food supplies to a tiny detachment of Filipino troops on the disputed Second Thomas Shoal slipped past a blockade of two Chinese Coast Guard ships on Saturday, breaking into the international news spotlight the escalating territorial disputes between China and the Philippines and five other countries in the South China Sea and East China Sea.
Parachute or laptop computer? Sunrise or binoculars? Five days before polling, Afghan voters are spoilt for choice as they prepare to make their selection from an oddball array of candidates' symbols.