Thursday, October 1, 2015
Jeremy Corbyn's debut conference as British Labour leader began with dark warnings that the party was on the brink of civil war, but potential mutineers have so far kept their swords sheathed.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
China's leader Xi Jinping averted a confrontation during his visit to the United States by agreeing with Barack Obama that each country would refrain from conducting or supporting cyber attacks to steal intellectual property for commercial gain., 1 Comment
For the generations that came of age in the 1960s and 1970s, the satirical Mad magazine was the best guide to seeing the world as it really was.
Rather than a form of recognition for the junta, chairmanship of the Group of 77 is a test of the country's skill at coordinating development.
Call it checkbook diplomacy, Chinese style. On visits to Washington and the United Nations, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has pledged billions of dollars for peacekeeping, economic development and climate change, winning audience applause and plaudits from the world body.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
When world leaders convene for the U.N. General Assembly this week, it will be a year since the U.S. president declared the formation of an international coalition to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State group.
Fresh from successes on Iran and with the pope, U.S. President Barack Obama still carried heavy burdens into critical meetings this week at the U.N. General Assembly.
When the "Digital India" initiative of the Indian prime minister receives the backing of none other than Google CEO Sundar Pichai, one can't help but look at it with admiration. This CEO of Indian origin, and his compatriot Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, are among the talented products of India's world class tech institutes, Indian Institutions of Technology (IITs). Silicon Valley's strength depends on these IIT graduates.
After attending mainland China's high-profile military parade on Sept. 3, South Korean President Park Geun-hye is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly and is due to hold summit talks with United States President Barack Obama on Oct. 16.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a press conference last Friday at the end of the current Diet session to tout the enactment of the two laws to exercise Japan's right of collective defense as a step for the country to contribute to world peace. He defended the security bills aimed at expanding the role of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces overseas, saying the security laws were not "war legislation" as labeled by some critics but were paving the way to prevent the outbreak of wars.
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