In Ferguson, Missouri, USA, Michael Brown was gunned down by a local police officer and a wave of protests rightfully took over the town, demanding justice and an end to police abuse and militarization. But what about the Brazilian Fergusons?
A government survey released this week highlighted the need for more effective and systematic education about unification to give students a more positive perception of a reunified Korea.
The Beijing Independent Film Festival was abruptly shut down over the weekend of Aug. 23-24. With timing likely to be considered too contrived in a movie script, this crackdown occurred just before Hollywood's Aug. 25 Emmy awards for television programs.
In what can only be described as a plague on both your houses, an U.N. investigative panel has issued a specific and sickening verdict on the ongoing violence in Syria's civil war.
Thailand's economic growth this year looks set to level off at around 1.50-2.0 percent. Most of the engines of growth are sputtering. In the first half of this year, exports began to go downhill, contracting by 0.1 percent.
In speech on National Heroes Day last Monday, Philippine President Aquino lambasted his critics for “becoming desperate” in their opposition to his campaign for good governance.
Oprah Winfrey has done it. So has Bill Gates. And Lady Gaga, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Lopez, David Beckham, Joan Rivers, Justin Bieber (who did it twice) ... the list goes on and on.
The 110th anniversary of the birth of Deng Xiaoping on Aug. 22 has brought forth a flood of articles and speeches on the late reformer, including a 48-part miniseries on his launching of economic reforms, reversing Chairman Mao Zedong's focus on class struggle and political campaigns.
Pope Francis's remarks on poverty, inequality and capitalism — most recently at his open air mass in Seoul — don't sit well with many conservatives and right-leaning libertarians. The Pope's remarks include criticism of growing economic inequality and a call to “hear the voice of the poor.”
As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) moves toward a single community by the end of next year, it is time to ponder if this family of ten could be a recipient of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.