Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Although it was 14 years ago, it feels like yesterday when I stood before a packed audience in New York to denounce the enforcement of the "Global Gag Rule" by the United States which barred any overseas organization that received U.S. foreign assistance from not only providing safe abortion services, but engaging in any abortion-related activities, including advocacy for law reform.
In Greece, hospitality is a concept as old as the Acropolis. But the country's hated creditors cannot expect the usual warm welcome when they arrive this week to thrash out a third huge international bailout.
In the week ahead, hangings are to resume in Pakistan as the federal government's monthlong moratorium on executions has expired with the end of Ramadan.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Please allow me to jot down my personal experience again. I have to thank the two surgeons at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Linkou who have made it possible for me to continue keeping my Monday column.
> Joe Hung
Negotiators from the U.S., Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim countries could put the finishing touches on the most ambitious trade and investment deal in decades when they meet this week in Hawaii.
A serious clash between Burkina Faso's presidential guard and the prime minister has left the west African nation on a political tightrope three months ahead of a key presidential election.
Many of Spain's 5 million unemployed dream of finding a steady job in the economic recovery vaunted by the government -- but a legion of undeclared workers still scrape by cash-in-hand.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
A woman will be the next president of Taiwan, whichever party wins the election next January. On July 19, the governing Kuomintang (KMT) selected Hung Hsiu-chu as its presidential candidate. The presidential election will match her against Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the principal opposition, and their 2012 presidential nominee., 2 Comments
In the aftermath of the great earthquake in Nepal, thousands of youth volunteers reached out to the affected population and were widely acknowledged for their efforts in the post-disaster scenario. According to youth organizations, more than 50,000 volunteers were active in Kathmandu alone.
In her second bid for the presidency, Hillary Rodham Clinton is discussing "systemic racism" and making the issue a hallmark of her campaign, as she looks to connect with the black voters who supported rival Barack Obama in 2008.