Thursday, March 26, 2015
After a strong performance in last week's parliamentary election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be cruising toward forming a new government of hard-line and religious parties. But in the smoke-and-mirrors world of Israeli politics, a centrist government more amenable to peace negotiations could easily emerge at the last minute instead.
The current landscape of Indian politics presents an intriguing trend and yet an equally perplexing scene. The changing trend is that of 'owning historical figures as icons' by political parties to further their political platforms. This is quite interesting because such massive quest for the lionization of different tall figures is overwhelming unlike other countries.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The United States was opposed to the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) ostensibly out of concern that it would adopt poor governance standards.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani holds his first White House summit with U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday, capping a four-day visit that the United States hopes will herald a less fraught chapter in relations.
He was overthrown, and is being held prisoner in Siberia. No, he just suffers from migraines, and needs to isolate himself in a dark room. Or perhaps he is in a private clinic in Switzerland, attending the birth of his “secret love child” with that glamorous young Olympic gymnast?
The U.S. Fed has signaled its intention to raise interest rates and the financial world is preparing for its response to that expected gradual move.
With the rapid development of tourism in recent years, people are rushing to places of interest in the world, most of which are now facing a rather severe problem: crowds of tourists breaching safe capacity. The situation worsens when special seasons and festivals attract thousands of millions of tourists, which easily can cause accidents. Therefore, it calls for more organized control to manage the crowd problem.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Dr. Yang Chen-ning, China's first Nobel laureate, came from Beijing to Taipei last week to belatedly receive an honorary doctorate from the National Taiwan University. He was awarded the degree last year, but couldn't come because he was indisposed at the time. He and Dr. Tsung-dao Lee were the co-winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on parity nonconservation of weak interaction in 1957.
> Joe Hung
Yet another horrendous case of bloodshed has occurred in North Africa, where terrorist activities by Islamic extremists have been continuing.
The outcry over South Korea's narrow job market has long been growing, especially for our young people. But the latest data show that the problem is getting worse.