Precisely 100 years ago this morning, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. At first sight, just a confrontation between a decrepit empire which was already breaking up, and an impoverished, small Serbian state on the southern edge of Europe whose most substantial exports at that time were banditry and terrorism.
It has been a week since the deadly explosions took place in downtown Kaohsiung, and yet not a single governmental agency is willing to hold itself accountable over the incident.
In a landmark judgment, a U.S. appellate court has ruled as unconstitutional a decision by an American intergovernmental agency and by President Barack Obama to refuse to allow a Chinese-owned company to buy wind farms in Oregon.
His name doesn't ring a bell for many here. Friends scratch their heads and mutter: “Kishore-who?”
MH370 remains a tragic mystery. MH17 is just tragic. A passenger jet flying an approved route at an approved height apparently shot down by a missile. It could have been one of a number of airlines but it was Malaysian.
The full-scale military onslaught by Israel on Gaza has been barbaric and outrageous.
One of the worst air crashes in Taiwan's civil aviation history occurred on July 23 near Magong Airport on the outlying island of Penghu or the Pescadores. Altogether 48 people aboard TransAsia Airways Flight 222, including the crew of four, were killed, when the ATR72 turboprop liner crashed into houses in Xixi Village by the side of the runway. The black boxes were found, and authorities are trying to find out how the accident happened.
- Joe Hung
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has worked with discipline and determination to maintain democratic stability in her own country, and military stability on the continent of Europe. So far, she has proven to be remarkably successful. Given the history of Germany and Europe, this is a great accomplishment.
Around 300 B.C., a Chinese widow moved house three times in search of a better place to raise her son.
2014/8/3, 1 Comment
The work of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has entered its second phase, and though the situation appears to be calm on the surface, the rippling undercurrents should not be underestimated.