For the embattled Syrian regime, the crudely produced film mocking Islam that has unleashed fury across the Muslim world could not have come at a better time.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has redoubled efforts to pull the U.S. deeper into the confrontation with Iran over its suspect nuclear program, a push that coincides with Republican challenger Mitt Romney's attempts to convince American voters that President Barack Obama is weak on foreign policy.
Middle East violence is shaking up an otherwise stable, and tight, presidential race, with President Barack Obama holding a slight edge over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who is seeking a breakthrough message.
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.