Friday, April 11, 2014
There were no tangible winners in Wednesday's election. Ironically, the one that finished at the top should be the most disappointed.
The latest outburst of pro-Russian separatism in eastern Ukraine has prompted fresh fears that Moscow's appetite for territorial annexation will not stop at Crimea.
Ukrainians in Russia have found themselves thrust into the heart of the standoff between Moscow and Kiev, confronting both their own divided loyalties and fears of rising Russian hostility toward them.
The Philippines' decision to contest China's vast claims over the South China Sea was advanced when it recently submitted a formal plea before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Itlos). A 4,000-page, 10-volume memorial contains Manila's arguments, evidence and maps to support its case against China's nine-dash line, which encloses 90 percent of the South China Sea. Those expansive claims have put Beijing at loggerheads with Manila and others who are determined to defend what they too believe to be legitimately theirs.
Last year family matriarch Barbara Bush proclaimed there have been “enough Bushes” in the White House, but recently son Jeb unambiguously revived prospects of extending the political dynasty.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Shinzo Abe's success in signing a free-trade deal with Australia proves Japan's prime minister can bend the once-powerful farm sector to his will, experts say, offering leverage against U.S. claims of intransigence in a wider pan-Pacific deal.
Single mother Christina Bantasan clutched her baby in the shadows of a sprawling Philippine slum, wishing that a controversial birth control law had come earlier so she could have planned her future better.
Quebec's separatist party faces doubts about its very survival after voters solidly rejected the main purpose of its existence — making the French-speaking province an independent country.
Yelena, an openly gay teacher in Crimea who is raising four children with her partner, fears she could lose her family and her job now that her home has been taken over by Russia.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
President Xi Jinping's proposal that China and the European Union explore a free trade agreement is a sign of Europe's pivotal role in the trilateral economic relationship between the United States, the European Union and China.