Friday, April 24, 2015
On Wednesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed "deep remorse" for Japan's World War II aggression at the Asian-African Summit, but stopped short of apologies.
As Iran nuclear talks go into the home stretch, top officials in Tehran are digging in on positions that appear set to doom the negotiations to failure. But Iran seems ready to blink when it serves its negotiating strategy, which may bode well for a deal.
In addition to the lows and highs as well as chances of precipitation, we ought to be paying attention to particle pollution forecasts as we prepare for the day. Not doing so could shorten your life.
This shouldn't be happening -- not in the 21st century, and certainly not in Europe.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Hong Kong stocks stormed to seven-year highs under a new policy that allows mainland investors easy access to the city's bourse, but while analysts say the rally has some way to go they warn it will be tempered by cooling measures from a nervous Beijing.
Ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the younger brother of former U.S. President George W. Bush, is preparing to embark on an experiment in U.S. presidential politics: delegating many of the key tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash.
As the boats get ever more rickety, the numbers crammed on to them increase and the chances of catastrophe get higher.
Miami Beach's condo boom is bubbling hot, with glass towers being built as fast as they can be -- even as scientists say rising seas could swamp much of the storied city by the century's end.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
For many years, as China grew stronger and more influential, the United States has been pressuring it to assume more global responsibilities. Ten years ago, a senior American official, Robert Zoellick, urged China to become a "responsible stakeholder," a term that perplexed the Chinese.
Seoul's Defense Ministry on Friday came out strongly against North Korea for its renewed pledge to cling to its nuclear weapons program. A ministry spokesman said in a statement that Pyongyang's possession of any nuclear arms cannot be accepted and South Korea's military will respond sternly if the North continues to be provocative.