Saturday, May 9, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to cobble together a government dominated by nationalist and religious allies, setting the stage for conflict with the Palestinians and much of the world and leaving Israel angrily divided.
U.S. President Barack Obama will visit the headquarters of sports apparel giant Nike in the western state of Oregon Friday to make his trade policy pitch as he struggles to win over Democrats for what could be the last major legislative push of his presidency. But in choosing the giant sneaker and athletic wear company as his backdrop, Obama has stirred a hornets' nest.
Spain's new party Ciudadanos and its promise of "reasonable change" has shuffled the cards in an election year following the emergence of the more radical Podemos by attracting the most sought-after voters -- those of the centre.
Dawen Wang recalls how he was a struggling musician who could barely pay his monthly rent in America, but here in Taiwan, he has become a Mandopop singer-songwriter performing every week
Friday, May 8, 2015
President Barack Obama says his executive actions blocking the deportation of millions living illegally in the U.S. go as far as the law allows. But Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she becomes president, she would go even further.
I had the privilege at teaching accounting at one of Taiwan's major universities. While preparing for my courses I decided to do some research into financial reporting in Taiwan in English. I wanted to be able to understand the financial results of major Taiwanese corporations to be able to discuss them with my students., 8 Comments
The slogans on the placards ranged from the innocuous to the obscure but the response from the Russian authorities was swift and harsh.
China's latest rhetorical tactic related to its land reclamation in disputed parts of the South China Sea leaves much to be desired.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
At a joint press conference with the Japanese Prime Minister on April 28, U.S. President Barack Obama expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for visiting the Arlington National Cemetery, a U.S. military cemetery, saying: "Your gesture is a powerful reminder that the past can be overcome, former adversaries can become the closest of allies, and that nations can build a future together."
As veteran cremation worker Khadga Adhikari placed a handful of uncooked rice and a coin on the chest of yet another young victim of Nepal's earthquake, his own heart was filled with sadness.