The Paris shootings shocked the world and signaled deep polarized views. Why are views so polarized everywhere?
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's 30 years in power are undoubtedly a moment of personal satisfaction. He has walked a long road indeed: Serving the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, defecting to Vietnam, helping to unseat his former chieftains, taking the helm, staging a bloody coup to remove a coalition partner, and running the country virtually unchallenged thereafter.
We need no experts to tell us that the digital economy will be more prevalent this year. We will be doing more online transactions in 2015 than ever before.
Except for a friend who chose to fly out to Hong Kong to sit out the papal visit, I don't know of anyone else who isn't ebullient about the coming of Pope Francis to the Philippines, or isn't interested in it, at the very least. It's as if this very public event is bringing a personal milestone to each person's life, no matter one's religion or atheism or agnosticism.
2015/1/18, 3 Comments
A day before Pope Francis arrived in the Philippines, detained businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles arrived in court for her continuing trial on plunder and other charges wearing a yellow shirt bearing his image.
“Peripheries” means “outskirts” or “margins,” and it appears quite often in Pope Francis' distinctively Latin American vocabulary. It stood out, for instance, in the brief intervention he made at the pre-conclave congregation in which the assembled cardinals discussed the situation of the Church and its urgent tasks. To appreciate how Francis uses the term is to understand who he is, what kind of Church he envisions, and why he has come to the Philippines at this time.
The river cries out to be cleaned even if Bharat isn't.
We are flabbergasted by Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo's hasty decision to nominate Comr. General Budi Gunawan as the sole candidate for National Police chief, replacing general Sutarman, who is to retire in October.
World financial markets started this year with violent fluctuations in stock prices and foreign exchange rates, producing uncertain prospects ahead.
A few seconds is all it takes for a lunatic armed with an intent to kill to make history. And all it takes is one such isolated incident to trigger unrest — at home or thousands of miles away — that lead to riots, which can then grow chaotic and quickly spiral out of control.