For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad.
The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed.
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.
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.
The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the stated reason for the Israeli assault.
Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.
If Israel and Hamas can agree on one point, it seems, it's that things have to change.
The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline.
2014/7/21, 1 Comment
Joana Miranda is barely able to scrape a living working as a nurse in Lisbon, where she earns five euros (US$7) an hour picking up odd jobs in retirement homes.
The ouster of one of China's top military figures reflects Communist Party leader Xi Jinping's determination to impose his personal authority far more ambitiously than his recent predecessors.