HIV/AIDS knows no boundaries. The virus spreads to every corner of the country, including Aceh, where sharia law takes effect and gives no room for promiscuity. It has infected people from all walks of life, including loyal housewives.
Optimism that Asia is about to enter a new era of relative peace and prosperity over the next decade — a broad sentiment evident at the recent Straits Times Global Outlook Forum — appears to be consonant with global trends.
Last week's refusal by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to cut production, in spite of a supply glut and falling prices, underscores the complicated dynamics of oil markets.
A trial began in Seoul last week of a Japanese journalist indicted for defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry boat disaster in April because the unmarried lady chief of state was with a man.
- Joe Hung
Measures to stop the decline of Japan's population and redress excessive concentrations of population and industry in the Tokyo metropolitan area are significant issues related to the basis of the nation's existence.
It goes without saying that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been waiting for this day for quite a while, ever since former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) landed himself behind bars on corruption charges.
Here I sit, 12 hours to go before the 9-in-1 Elections 2014. If I make print as I hope, you are reading these words with, as the newscasters say, “the results now all in.” On the eve of the election, I am weighing the situation, trying to be brave as I share a few impressions about what has happened here these recent days.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's sudden resignation has significance beyond the immediate event. Media commentary has primarily focused rather narrowly on the personalities involved, in particular alleged reported conflicts with national security adviser Susan Rice.
2014/11/30, 1 Comment
One of the biggest problems in the South Korean economy is that its labor market is not flexible by global standards.
The time is ticking as American and NATO forces begin the countdown to military withdrawal from Afghanistan by year's end. But as Taliban militants watch the clock and the calendar, eagerly awaiting the foreign troop pullouts, thus hoping to topple the country's still teetering government, still another threat as dangerous as the Islamic militants lurks in the shadows.