Saturday, February 14, 2015
The Year of the Horse is about to end. It's been a year that horsed around a lot, with market volatility, oil shocks, air crashes, natural disasters and terrorist attacks.
Over the years, as self-anointed “defenders of the faith” have multiplied in a rightward-drifting Pakistan, the number of people accused of “offences against religion” has gone up exponentially.
Friday, February 13, 2015
The price of oil is on a wild ride, and there is little agreement on where it's headed.
It is about time for the Park Geun-hye administration to stop chasing its elusive goal of expanding welfare programs without tax increases. It is unfortunate for the country and possibly damning for future generations to continue to believe that people can enjoy greater welfare services without someone paying for it.
A 21-year-old ghost haunts U.S. President Barack Obama and his allies as he presses Congress for enhanced powers to make trade deals with Japan and other nations.
Germany's populist anti-euro Alternative for Germany (AfD) party hopes to win its first parliamentary seats in a western state Sunday when voters in Hamburg, its leader's home city, go to the polls.
Judging by Israel's election race, the decades-long conflict with the Palestinians is not an important issue. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prefers to focus on Iran, and moderate opponents prefer to attack the right-wing government on Netanyahu's management of the economy.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
For years, scientists and security analysts have warned that global warming looms as a potential source of war and unrest.
Japan's outrage over the slaying of two Japanese hostages by the Islamic State group is settling into a heightened awareness of the risks associated with the country's pursuit of lucrative energy projects and other economic ties in the Middle East.
The sodomy conviction of Malaysia's opposition leader has set back, but not derailed, Washington's improved ties with a country that is becoming increasingly important for U.S. diplomacy and trade policy in Asia.