Saturday, January 17, 2015
The river cries out to be cleaned even if Bharat isn't.
Friday, January 16, 2015
It seems to have played out exactly as Western powers hoped: sanctions and falling oil prices have hit Russia hard, presumably making Moscow more willing to compromise on the conflict in Ukraine.
There are no official candidates so far in the 2016 race for the White House, but one year ahead of the party primaries, the field is filling up, with new faces and some familiar names: Clinton, Bush and Romney.
The arrival in Europe of better but pricier hepatitis C drugs has raised pressure on Spanish leaders over health spending cuts that sufferers say deprive them of life-saving treatments.
Italy's last presidential election, in 2013, was a messy saga that crowned two months of political paralysis and exposed the inability of the political class to deal with it.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Nigeria's president was among leaders who condemned last week's attack by Islamic extremists on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, yet his response to the slaughter of civilians by militants in his own country has been muted.
We are flabbergasted by Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo's hasty decision to nominate Comr. General Budi Gunawan as the sole candidate for National Police chief, replacing general Sutarman, who is to retire in October.
An appeals court on Tuesday overturned the last remaining conviction against Egypt's deposed leader Hosni Mubarak and ordered his retrial on corruption charges, opening the door for his possible release.
World financial markets started this year with violent fluctuations in stock prices and foreign exchange rates, producing uncertain prospects ahead.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Last Thursday, student leader Joshua Wong was at Hong Kong Commercial Radio to record a program when he ran into Chief Secretary Carrie Lam. The 18-year-old immediately reached into his schoolbag and pulled out a criticism of the government's public sentiment report released two days earlier.