Friday, November 7, 2014
Given that the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum account for some 54 percent of global GDP and about 44 percent of world trade, the agenda for this month's APEC summit should be drawing much global attention.
To Arnold Abbott, feeding the homeless in a public park in Florida was an act of charity. But to the city of Fort Lauderdale, the 90-year-old man was committing a crime.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
The new front-runner to host the 2022 Winter Olympics doesn't have a long winter sports tradition. Then there's the matter of snow, or lack thereof. The mountains near Beijing where Olympic bidders want to hold skiing events receive less than a meter (3 feet) of snow each winter.
In 2002, Sisters in Islam wrote a letter to the editor in The Star, asking why the rights of those who publicly preach hate, injustice, discrimination, intolerance, and extremism are protected while the rights of other citizens who speak out for justice, equality, tolerance, respect, and moderation in Islam are denied?
Is Modi's belligerence and disproportionate use of force against Pakistan response or strategy?, 2 Comments
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
For someone whose public life is an open book, many people are still puzzled by China's leader Xi Jinping, who became General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission two years ago.
Generations of British children learned history through a book called “Our Island Story.” Nowadays the old-fashioned Edwardian primer is experiencing a nostalgic revival — and its title sums up the mood of many as Britain heads into election season.
Last week's unfortunate outburst of name-calling between the White House and the prime minister's office in Israel doesn't speak well for either President Obama or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.