Thursday, July 31, 2014
When China and Japan first went to war 120 years ago this Friday, Beijing suffered a “national humiliation” that resonates to this day as tensions between the Asian rivals intensify again.
There is a round black plaque cradled by white granite that is dedicated to Flight MH653.
The scorching noon sun made it a brilliant day to be out in Tokyo's Ueno Park.
A fly-covered baby crawls on the baked earth of southern Sudan watched by a vulture: a brutal but iconic photograph of famine that shocked the world two decades ago.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Hong Kong's student activists have become local celebrities thanks to televised confrontations with officials as they demand reform — but their frustration with the city's wider democracy movement is growing over fears of compromise with Beijing.
Kenya takes pride in being a union of “42 tribes,” but a string of attacks in towns on its volatile Indian Ocean coast has exposed bitter and explosive ethnic tensions linked to politics.
Two years ago, Hong Kong's market regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission, took accounting firm Ernst & Young to court to force it to reveal information on a Chinese utility company that had sought to be listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The firm, now known as EY, refused to provide audit work papers, citing legal restrictions in China. In May, a high court judge ruled in favor of the commission. EY has lodged an appeal.
Waning U.S. influence and John Kerry's failed peace bid are hampering efforts to reach a Gaza truce, but America remains the sole power capable of brokering a deal to stop the fighting, analysts said.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
China's maritime disputes with countries like the Philippines and Vietnam in the South China Sea are increasingly raising anxieties among their neighbors that the row could lead to armed conflict, according to a poll survey released by a U.S. research group two weeks ago.
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.