“To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war,” said Winston Churchill in 1954, supporting the principle of nations negotiating. These wise words from a great leader should be kept in mind regarding Ukraine, where Russia has been aggressively supporting rebel forces.
In recent years there's been a dearth of media coverage of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan's troubled western region. What had once been a focus of both diplomatic and high profile celebrity efforts to detail human rights abuses during more than a decade of inter-ethnic conflict, has subsequently been bypassed by both crisis fatigue and a host of other larger African regional conflicts.
It used to be a sure shot thing: arrive as a foreign student in Canada, graduate with a degree or a diploma, and apply for permanent residency.
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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.
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.
When Barack Obama was in Beijing in November for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) annual meeting, the U.S. president met with the leaders of 11 other countries — Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Peru, Chile and Brunei — and called for the early conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, a trade grouping that is intended to set high standards for the 21st century.
Aspiring to force an order of relations among nations in Asia that would center on China: This basic policy line of the administration of Chinese President Xi Jinping will most likely remain unchanged.
A well-balanced foreign policy is needed for Thailand in light of competition between major powers, mainly the United States and China, to increase their influence over Southeast Asia, said prominent scholars in international relations.
It was quite right for the ruling to denounce this cunning cybercrime.