Thursday, May 28, 2015
In mid-March the mayor or Paris temporarily imposed a partial driving ban in an attempt to cut toxic smog, after pollution levels briefly surpassed that of Shanghai.
The level of global debate about sustainable development is reaching new heights as the United Nations gears up for member states to negotiate the post-2015 development agenda at a landmark summit to be convened by the General Assembly in September.
As he enters his eighth and final year in office, President Ma Ying-jeou has taken steps in recent weeks to shape discourse on the public opinion and legacy of his governance. These efforts, however, come at a time when the president's approval rating, according to a May 15 TVBS poll, stands at 16 percent with fewer than eight months until the next presidential election.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity, held annually on the South Korean island of Jeju, dedicates itself to ideas such as diversity and sustainability. This year, the forum has the theme of building a "New Asia of Trust and Harmony."
By voting in local elections for upstart parties that vow to fight corruption and an economic downturn, Spanish voters will force their politicians to learn to form coalitions, analysts say.
From open-top bus tours and neighborhood rallies to bicycle protests and dance routines, campaigners in Hong Kong are employing a range of tactics to win hearts and minds ahead of a key vote on the city's political future.
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang heads home from a Latin American tour Tuesday with a briefcase full of deals that bolster a relationship profitable for the region's slowing economies but still highly unequal.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new symbol for industrial India is a majestic lion. The vision document for "Make in India" aired on the net, displays this wonderful creature as a logo.
In view of the consensus for a U.S. rate hike in September, will the May-September romance on the Malaysian stock market turn rocky?
Action may be coming at last to deal with one of the most important threats facing humanity -- the fast-increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics and other medicines.