Afghan President Ashraf Ghani holds his first White House summit with U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday, capping a four-day visit that the United States hopes will herald a less fraught chapter in relations.
On U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's Swiss bike rides last week to unwind from intense Iran nuclear talks, one emerging tricky issue may well have been going round his head: U.N. sanctions.
2015/3/23, 1 Comment
China's huge IT sector is out in force in Germany this week, signalling to the world it is ready to not just copy but lead as a tech superpower.
As the drive to reach an accord with Iran on its nuclear program heads towards a March 31 deadline, France is digging into its role as chief hawk -- a position inclined to annoy U.S. allies, but not likely to scuttle an eventual accord, diplomats say.
Concerns are rising that a deadly jihadist attack on a popular nightclub in Mali's capital may foreshadow moves by extremist groups that have been routed in the desert to sneak operatives into towns to mount strikes.
Two years into his presidency China's Xi Jinping has overturned his image as a consensus-builder, with some analysts questioning whether the Communist Party would have chosen him as leader if the full scope of his ambitions and his signature anti-corruption drive had been known.
2015/3/15, 1 Comment
"Anyone but Bibi." It's the rallying cry of opponents battling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tuesday's elections, but also seems to aptly sum up feelings in both the U.S. and Europe.
The U.S. debate over inequality has turned its focus to an old front: the role labor unions play in boosting incomes of workers.
Israel uses a proportional voting system that fosters pluralism but has also led to repeated failures to form stable government coalitions.
Despite Western and Arab hopes he would be consigned to the dustbin of history, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad enters his fifth year of war with an increasingly tight hold on power.