Thursday, November 6, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
For someone whose public life is an open book, many people are still puzzled by China's leader Xi Jinping, who became General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission two years ago.
Generations of British children learned history through a book called “Our Island Story.” Nowadays the old-fashioned Edwardian primer is experiencing a nostalgic revival — and its title sums up the mood of many as Britain heads into election season.
Last week's unfortunate outburst of name-calling between the White House and the prime minister's office in Israel doesn't speak well for either President Obama or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
A cyberattack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government's leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and related official inquiries told The Associated Press.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Is suicide bombing justified? Can women lead prayers? Is there a feminist interpretation of Islam?
John Kerry, the perennially optimistic U.S. Secretary of State, insists that the United States is not in retreat from global leadership. “We are as energized and flat-out as any administration in recent history,” he said in a television interview over the weekend.
Tunisia's orderly parliamentary elections are being hailed as a model of democracy for a region torn by strife and full of dictatorships. Regional rivalries, however, may put pressures on this fledgling democracy to move away from the dialogue and consensus that has made the country's transition a success so far.