"We recognize the importance of maintaining dialogue with Russia." This was inserted in a joint communique from the Group of Seven foreign ministers' meeting held in Hiroshima at the Japanese government's desire.
Boris Johnson, the eccentric London mayor who dreams of Brexit and becoming Britain's next Conservative prime minister, has arguably achieved little in the post save making a name for himself.
Five years after the killing of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden, the network he founded is far from dead, even if it has suffered a series of setbacks.
We know the world today is turbulent, volatile and violent. It is also interconnected and interdependent. That's why matters to everyone who gets to be the next secretary-general of the United Nations. And that's why Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, should get the world's top job.
A Japanese Maritime Safety cutter was on routine patrol near the Okinotori Islands near Iwo Jima of WWII fame early last Monday. It sighted a fishing trawler and gave chase.
> Joe Hung
I occasionally lob a ball of sorts here in the direction of local English teachers, hoping that here or there a couple of them (perspicacious colleagues as they are) may grab onto something I say, and bring it to their students for discussion, or contemplation, or both.
A world away from this side of the Pacific in California's largest city, where leaders from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors are convening for the annual Milken Institute Global Conference, concerns continue to grow about the sustainability of mainland China's relatively rapid rise.
U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Britain, including a joint press conference with Prime Minister David Cameron on April 22, underscores the vital partnership between that nation and the United States. The visit also highlights the complementary roles of two influential international leaders -- Prime Minister Cameron and Queen Elizabeth II.
Armed with shovels and sacks of cold asphalt, Rome's residents fill potholes. Defying rats, they yank weeds and bag trash along the Tiber's banks and in urban parks. Tired of waiting years for the city to replace diseased trees, neighbors dig into their own pockets to pay for new ones for their block.
In thinking about the children caught up in the Syrian refugee crisis, it might be tempting to quote the age-old adage and ignore them as "children of a lesser God." Not quite.