Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The political track of the United States-China strategic and economic dialogue held last week in Beijing was beset by bickering, such as that over China's maritime disputes and charges and countercharges over cyber espionage, with little of substance achieved. Things were different, however, on the economic track, where there was movement on negotiating a high-quality bilateral investment treaty and reduction of government intervention in the value of the Chinese currency.
The scene was like an earthquake, but residents say the collapse of three buildings last week in Casablanca that killed 23 people was the man-made result of greed and corruption.
Wonderful goals, gripping drama, shock results, new heroes, old villains: the World Cup played out like the gripping blockbuster tournament its organizers always dreamed it would be.
Those were some of the words evoked in a small but powerful exhibition here on Manhattan's Upper East Side marking the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II — at least from a U.S. perspective.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
With the rise of Internet, the world has seen transnational communication, exchanges and commerce surge. The Internet has become a vital conduit for economic and social transactions.
Streams of Thai investment in canned sea food, paper and petrochemicals in recent years to France have contributed to the well being of the French people and improved their country's stuttering economy. In Correze, 382 kilometers outside Paris, it was Yothin Dumnernchanvanit's determination that eventually turned a dying French paper company, Alizay Paper Mill, into a lively enterprise, saving hundreds of jobs for the supporters of President Francois Hollande, who was elected in this constituency.
An alternate history: Bhanu was a great poet but others too have helped enrich Nepal's cultural life
Jakarta's plan to procure about 3,000 large and medium-sized buses to be deployed along Transjakarta lanes and smaller roads to reach residential areas early this year received a warm welcome as the move would help ease traffic congestion through the improvement of public transportation services.
Earlier this month, a mother of four, surnamed Su, who has three disabled children requiring constant care, accused the government of ignoring the demands of families that have disabled members., 2 Comments
Monday, July 14, 2014
A new caliphate was born on June 29, 90 years after the last one. The Ottoman Empire was overthrown by Kemal Ataturk, who founded the modern Republic of Turkey in 1924. A major development in Arabic jihadist history, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) declared the reestablishment of the caliphate with its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as caliph of the Islamic State. Baghdadi now wishes to be known as Caliph Ibrahim.
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