Christmas season is also the anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest land battle in the history of the United States. On Dec. 16, 1944, Nazi Germany launched an enormous offensive through the quiet, thinly-defended Ardennes Forest in Belgium. Adolf Hitler and planners in Berlin achieved total surprise. German forces rapidly gained ground.
The telephone conversation on Dec. 2 between U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan was relatively brief but continues to reverberate prominently in news, diplomatic and political dimensions.
That was the campaign theme of Alexander van Der Bellen, the leader on the political left who has just won a runoff election to be president of Austria.
The death of Cuban revolutionary and dictator Fidel Castro is a major moment amid important economic changes. Acknowledging his importance as an epic Machiavellian survivor in no way minimizes the ruthlessness of his regime.
Bad vibrations, as hip types used to say way back in the 1960s.
The dramatic presidential contest and outcome in the United States has distracted attention from important election developments elsewhere in the world, including Asia.
"We have met the enemy and he is us." The ironic statement is from the durable comic strip "Pogo" by cartoonist Walt Kelly, widely syndicated in newspapers from the late 1940s into the 1970s.1 Comment
In October, hackers based in Ukraine claimed to have hacked sensitive emails at the top of Russia's government. An enormous mass of information has been released.
The telecom hills are alive with the sound of mergers. On Oct. 22, AT&T announced an agreement has been reached to purchase Time Warner, in a deal valued at an estimated US$85.4 billion.1 Comment
During the intense fall U.S. presidential contest 56 years ago, Sen. John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon made history by debating face to face on nationwide TV -- and also radio.