Going into his second month in office, Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has done quite a lot to allay concerns that his weak political position, particularly against a determined and bitter opposition in the House of Representatives, could prevent him from pushing his ambitious reform agenda.
The Legislative Yuan is all set to create a new special committee to amend the Constitution of the Republic of China as was first suggested by Eric Chu, mayor of New Taipei City.
- Joe Hung
The year's end is not a bad time to reflect where we are likely to proceed in a year of huge uncertainties. At the beginning of the year, the major headline events, such as Ukraine, ISIS, oil crash and Occupy Central were not on most people's radar screen. As the year proceeded, there was realization that we are heading toward a period of slower growth and higher volatility, without much inflation as commodity and oil prices tanked to record levels not seen since the 1990s.
In some ways the flap about former Korean Air executive vice-president Cho Hyun-ah and an on-board snack seems too trivial for media attention. After all, I am quite sure that every flight attendant in the world could tell story after story about hard-to-please customers and silly antics on airplanes.
This was an act of abominable cruelty that cannot be forgiven, no matter what the reasons for it were.
The much awaited nuclear waste facility in Gyeongju will begin operations next year following final approval by the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission last week.
Winds of change are blowing in the Caribbean, and warming the historically rigid and frigid relations between Cuba and the United States. On Dec. 17, U.S. President Barack Obama announced plans to resume diplomatic relations, along with an exchange of imprisoned individuals.
Tuesday's earth-shattering killings in Peshawar took place on the 43rd anniversary of the Pakistani surrender in Dhaka. Coincidence it might be, but what a poignant one.
One of the last legacies of the Cold War has ended with Washington re-establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba after a fifty-three year break in relations.
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“Is it children we are killing now? My God, what are we? Savages?”