The impending execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumuran, two members of the “Bali Nine” drug smuggling ring, have brought on increased anxiety and heightened regional/global tensions, coming on the heels of six executions carried out by Indonesia last month.
The ruling Saenuri Party Chairman Kim Moo-sung paid his respects at the grave of former President Roh Moo-hyun on Feb. 14, reciprocating the major opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy Chairman Moon Jae-in's visit to the graves of former President Syngman Rhee and former President Park Chung-hee at the National Cemetery on Feb. 9 on his first day as party chairman.
It used to be a sure shot thing: arrive as a foreign student in Canada, graduate with a degree or a diploma, and apply for permanent residency.
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The Year of the Horse is about to end. It's been a year that horsed around a lot, with market volatility, oil shocks, air crashes, natural disasters and terrorist attacks.
Over the years, as self-anointed “defenders of the faith” have multiplied in a rightward-drifting Pakistan, the number of people accused of “offences against religion” has gone up exponentially.
It is about time for the Park Geun-hye administration to stop chasing its elusive goal of expanding welfare programs without tax increases. It is unfortunate for the country and possibly damning for future generations to continue to believe that people can enjoy greater welfare services without someone paying for it.
Aspiring to force an order of relations among nations in Asia that would center on China: This basic policy line of the administration of Chinese President Xi Jinping will most likely remain unchanged.
A well-balanced foreign policy is needed for Thailand in light of competition between major powers, mainly the United States and China, to increase their influence over Southeast Asia, said prominent scholars in international relations.
It was quite right for the ruling to denounce this cunning cybercrime.
Yesterday, I took an Implicit Association Test (IAT) and the result showed that I had a slight automatic preference for European American compared to African American. (Interesting; this means I prefer Paris Hilton to Kim Kardashian.)