Friday, November 28, 2014
President Xi Jinping's pledge that China would use peaceful means to resolve territorial disputes had barely registered with rival claimants when news came that Beijing was building defense infrastructure on a disputed reef.
Rocked by a mayor's role in the presumed killing of 43 students, Mexico's main left-wing party is facing more turmoil after its founder quit amid a dispute with the leadership.
British Muslim rights groups and ordinary faithful said they felt singled out by a tough new anti-terror law unveiled on Wednesday, labeling the planned legislation divisive and rushed.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
These are the moments OPEC exists for: A sharp drop in global oil prices has reduced the amount of money OPEC countries take in by nearly US$1 billion a day.
Greenland voters are on Friday expected to focus on the Arctic territory's economic future rather than independence from Denmark, in a snap election prompted by a corruption scandal.
As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to the polls next month, the success of his war on deflation hinges on convincing people like 24-year-old Ryo Tatemichi to shrug off fears about the future and start spending.
The extension of international nuclear negotiations with Iran is likely to prompt a far-reaching showdown between the White House and U.S. Republicans who seek to tighten economic screws against Tehran.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The frosty handshake between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the margins of the APEC meeting in Beijing is providing an opportunity for the two countries to end the downward spiral of the last two years, but this is by no means assured. Each must be cognizant of the sensitivities of the other side in an extremely unstable relationship.
Raped by a member of her family and pregnant with a fetus that doctors said wouldn't survive, the 13-year-old Chilean girl had no choice but to carry the baby to term.