What are we to make of the recent changes in Nepal's constitution-making efforts and the 16-point agreement among major political parties?
Can the idea of injecting a sum as huge as 252 billion yen into the construction of a stadium ever win public understanding?
Before the recent MERS scare made a dent, Seoul had become a popular destination for foreign students wishing to spend a semester or two on a university exchange.
A study released on June 20 has re-emphasized what has been suspected and feared for quite some time -- that the extinction of various species has escalated rapidly in recent times.
Years from now, the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court recognizing the right of same-sex couples to marry will seem inevitable, history itself marching inexorably forward. It is possible, given even just a few days' worth of hindsight, to find a pattern of legal judgments and legislative initiatives, of shifts in culture and of changes in public opinion in the United States, that suggest that the time was ripe. But when the ruling in Obergefell versus Hodges came down on Friday, the historic result was startling.
At the annual general meetings of shareholders this year, there was significant growth in the number of companies who appointed outside directors.
The United States found a stage to deliver a stern reminder to the People's Republic of China (PRC), which is continuing its high-handed behavior in maritime areas and in cyberspace, that it needs to follow the rules and fulfill its responsibilities as a major power.
If the struggle to recover from the 2008-09 global economic crisis were to be viewed as a competition among the benighted nations, neutral spectators would be rooting most for Iceland, a perennial economic underdog that has done what the United States and other countries refused to do. It let its banks fail. It let them fall on the swords they forged themselves. This is moral common sense at its finest.
Every Ramadan there is always one issue circulating here in Indonesia: whether or not food stalls are allowed to be opened during this Islamic fasting month.
Over the past week, there has been intense debate over a proposal to legalize casinos in Thailand. The idea was floated by a group of National Reform Council members, who called themselves "NRC Patriots" and argued that revenue from casino legalization could help prop up the national economy.