Mitt Romney is a Republican standard-bearer largely standing alone in his rush to criticize President Barack Obama after violent attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya.
They are mere specks on the map. Many are uninhabited, and others sparsely so by fishermen and seasonal residents. Yet the disputed ownership of these tiny constellations of islands is inflaming nationalist fervor from the cold North Pacific to the tropical South China Sea.
For a man basing his presidential hopes on a jobs-and-economy message, Mitt Romney has spent an inordinate amount of time on other issues, from abortion to the federal Medicare program to bad weather.
It was the US$1 billion question: What does Apple Inc.'s victory in an epic patent dispute over its fiercest rival mean for the U.S. smartphone industry?
2012/8/27, 2 Comments
The murder of a British businessman by the wife of an ousted Chinese politician was supposed to be an open-and-shut case, by the government's account. The victim threatened the life of Gu Kailai's son. Gu poisoned the Briton, was caught and has confessed. End of story.
Mitt Romney's pick of Rep. Paul Ryan for the Republican presidential ticket brings clarity to the stark election-year choice for voters — the competing Democratic and Republican visions about the size and role of the federal government in Americans' lives.
Republican challenger Mitt Romney's diplomatic stumbles on an overseas tour — a journey designed to polish his foreign policy credentials — are unlikely to have done much damage to his campaign to deny President Barack Obama a second term. There are at least two reasons.
Leaders of the London Olympics have vowed to find out why blocks of seats at highly sought events are lying empty and said they might set up new systems to ensure that those seats are filled, even if they have to be given away.
China has heightened tensions in the South China Sea with its new, remote island city and planned military garrison in a contested area viewed as a potential flashpoint for conflict in the Asia-Pacific.
From Mickey Mouse and a mysterious female companion, to the whiff of economic reform and the surprising ouster of his military mentor, evidence is mounting that North Korea's Kim Jong Un will lead very differently than his secretive father.