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Sunday, May 10, 2015
The general election in Britain has confirmed that the nation's politics are in great flux. The governing Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, has made unpredicted crucial gains.
It was not the first time that news about child sex rackets had surfaced in the Pakistan media, but when I read about child prostitution in Jinnah Garden, Peshawar, it was dismaying beyond words.
From across the pond, U.S. President Barack Obama has warmly welcomed David Cameron's election victory, but with Britain's role in Europe and the world in doubt so too is its "special relationship" with the United States.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
During three decades of favorable global economic conditions, China created an integrated global production system unprecedented in scale and complexity. But now its policymakers must deal with the triple challenges of the unfolding European debt crisis, slow recovery in the United States and a secular growth slowdown in China's economy.
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.
Celebrating 3 years in Taipei
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.
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