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The SAARC Summit is fast approaching and Nepal is engaged in last-minute preparations, though even the government seems unsure if the Summit will make any substantial achievement for regional integration.
2014/11/18
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DPP's Chen Chu poised to win Kaohsiung mayoral election once again
In Taiwan's political landscape, Northern Taiwan is dominated by supporters of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party while supporters of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) populate the south.
2014/11/18
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Eighteen nations, including Japan, the United States, China, Russia and the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, have indicated their strong determination to forge a united East Asia to deal with threats posed by the Islamic State, a radical Islamic organization in the Middle East.
2014/11/17
Incumbent Chen maintains strong lead in Kaohsiung despite explosions
On the night of July 31, a series of gas explosions ripped Kaohsiung City apart. They were explosions on a scale unknown in the city, resulting in 30 people dead and more than 300 injured.
2014/11/17
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The recent drop in world oil prices — from more than US$100 a barrel in June to about US$80 a barrel now — will benefit the global economy, American consumers and a beleaguered U.S. foreign policy. And there are reasons to think oil could remain in the US$75-to-$95 range for the next two years.
2014/11/16
The Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), which generally promises greater benefits than other regional trade pacts currently under negotiation, has finally got off the ground a decade after it was first broached by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders.
2014/11/15
Three recent judicial review applications have ruffled the feathers of many conservative Muslims in Malaysia.
2014/11/15
One of my favorite activities in the “Assassin's Creed” games is diving off the top of a tall building into a conveniently placed haystack. I've done it hundreds of times over the franchise's seven-year run, but until now I've never gotten stuck in the hay.
2014/11/15
DPP candidate for New Taipei City attacks confident current mayor
While the Kuomintang's (KMT) incumbent New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) fights to retain his position, the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) former Premier Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) is doing all he can to succeed Chu to become the second mayor of New Taipei City.
2014/11/15
Not much of Pakistan operates on merit. Connections procure jobs, recommendations procure promotions, an uncle in this bureaucracy, a brother in that one, all of it together amounts to the favors and facilitators that are needed to get where one wants to be.
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