The government has announced a drastic increase in cigarette prices to fight cigarette smoking, which is a serious problem in Korea. The announcement included nonprice-related antismoking programs like tougher packaging rules and restrictions on advertisements of tobacco products at retail shops.
Speaking in the somber shadow of the September 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America in 2001, U.S. President Barack Obama sought to stake out an ambitious military and political strategy to degrade and defeat the new surge of Middle Eastern terrorism now sweeping Iraq and Syria.
As the 18th Saarc Summit is around the corner, the government is busy sweeping up the streets of Katmandu and planting flowers alongside.
Korea has seen its exports to China, its largest trading partner, falling this year, even as its overall shipments abroad continue to grow. This trend is worrisome for Korea, which relies on the world's most populous nation for nearly 30 percent of its exports.
The dichotomy between perception and reality appears more pronounced when one starts assessing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his performance in the first 100 days of his government.
China is warning Britain in no uncertain terms not to stick its nose into Hong Kong affairs, despite the fact that the two countries co-signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration in 1984 and registered it with the United Nations as an international treaty whose terms will last until 2047.
On February 2011, the Supreme Court in Nepal handed down a landmark decision to the Dolakha District Administration Office (DAO) to provide Nepali citizenship to one Suntali Dhami on the basis of descent from her mother, who held a Nepali citizenship.
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked India's independence day on Aug. 15th by delivering his first “Address to the Nation” from the ramparts of India's historic Red Fort, he lived up to his reputation for an ability to communicate with an audience, particularly the “common man.”
Climate change is arguably one of the greatest challenges currently facing the world. The effects of climate change are all around us from extreme weather events such as Super Typhoon Haiyan to record high temperatures in many countries and to massive floods, including in Europe this May.
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The naming of Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik as a suspect in a corruption case reveals once again how ineffective the internal control and audits by the Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP) and Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) have been at most public offices.