Thursday, November 13, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama is due to arrive in Myanmar for a three-day visit on Nov. 12. This is Obama's second trip to Myanmar in two years. His visit in November 2012 was the first ever by a sitting U.S. president.
U.S. military action against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria began on a small scale three months ago but has steadily expanded in size and scope, raising the stakes for Washington, experts say.
Henry David Thoreau was a rare American intellectual who built a small cabin beside Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts in 1845 and lived there alone for two years and two months. Thoreau detested anything that attempted to oppress and control the individual or deprive him of his autonomy of action and thought.
With a bright smile and dressed casually, New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) formally announced his re-election campaign slogan “Doer,” alluding to both his efforts as mayor in elevating the status of New Taipei City over the last four years and what his motto will be in the coming four years should he win re-election., 1 Comment
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The historic meeting between the leaders of China and Japan, hours before the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting convened in Beijing, hopefully will lead to an easing of tensions between the two countries, ending a period when the relationship was in free fall.
U.S. lawmakers return to Washington on Wednesday for their first session since Republicans routed U.S. President Barack Obama's Democrats, facing the threat of yet another tough budget fight.
U.S. President Barack Obama and China's Xi Jinping have few areas of common ground as they meet this week in Beijing, but could find themselves warming to each other on one longstanding sticking point: climate change.
New columns of tanks, trucks and heavy artillery rumbled toward the pro-Moscow rebel strong hold of Donetsk on Monday as fears grew of a return to all-out fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine.
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- For a city whose citizens have been criticized for being cold and indifferent, Taipei is blazing with unconstrained excitement for the upcoming mayoral elections.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
This is a tricky time to be a state, and an even trickier time to be a citizen. The nation-state, the classic provider of security and basic wellbeing in exchange for citizens' loyalty, is under threat — both at home and as the fundamental unit of international affairs.