Without a doubt, certain choices we make about the words we use really do make a difference. Language is important. Language matters.
Amid relentless diplomatic efforts, many seem unaware that the South China Sea dispute has entered a new phase as the Philippines, one of the claimants of the maritime territory, is seeking a legal settlement of mainland China's territorial claims at the Court of Arbitration in The Hague.
Tobacco in cigarettes leaves an odor that originates from smoke particles so minuscule that they easily saturate living spaces and persist long after their source has gone.
The almost biblical scenes of mass humanity surging through Europe from the Balkans to the Baltic have created jarring images as we see a mass movement of displaced Syrians and Iraqis flooding into what they see as a Promised Land, the European Union. Thus as civil conflicts rage between secular regimes and Islamic radicals, destroying ancient lands with contemporary barbarism, the human "collateral damage" is measured in both the dead and the displaced.
The consequences of the murders of two foreign nationals in Bangladesh are surfacing in different forms. A common thread of concern weaves through the manifestations. Though unpleasant, they are not surprising.
U.S. President Barack Obama's administration may be hailing the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement as a historic victory, but it is far from a done deal among some key players, say analysts.
Immediately after his state visit to the United States, China's leader Xi Jinping headed for New York, as did his host, Barack Obama.
Following the killing of an innocent Italian citizen on Sept. 28 in Dhaka, tensions have been engulfing us on all sides.
Eastern European member countries of the European Union (EU) have effectively scuttled the whole issue of significant Syrian migration to the common market.
Everyone ages. So does a population. Population aging is a term used to explain the period when the demographic makeup of a society experiences a shrinking number of children and youth, and a rising proportion of people aged 60 and older. The growth of the elderly age bracket in a society is generally the result of an improvement of people's health and welfare.