Wednesday, February 25, 2015
China's development will generate huge opportunities and benefits and hold lasting and infinite promise, Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping told business executives gathered in Beijing for the APEC meeting. As China's overall national strength grows, China will be both capable and willing to provide more public goods for the Asia-Pacific and the world., 4 Comments
After years of a Washington dispute over investment advice, the Obama administration is proposing tougher restrictions on brokers who manage Americans' retirement accounts. The change would put brokers — who sell stocks, bonds, annuities and other investments — under the stricter requirements for registered financial advisers.
Communist Cuba's revolution has held sway for so long — 56 years — that those who remember no other system are nearing retirement age with a mixture of fond memories, and just a few regrets.
With the clock ticking down to a third, perhaps final deadline for a deal to rein in Iran's nuclear program, top diplomats are ramping up efforts to pin down details.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
When the Ukraine crisis erupted one year ago this week, most governments dismissed it as an obscure dispute in a far-away country, of short duration and no lasting consequences.
It would be another powerful tool in the arsenal of U.S. and British spy services: encryption keys for a large share of the SIM cards used for mobile phones.
I recently decided to trim my Facebook friends list. I was foolish enough before to approve almost all friend requests that came my way without any sort of filtering process.
In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad for Israel and the world.
Monday, February 23, 2015
So Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party, is running for president again in 2016. She did once in 2012, and was defeated by President Ma Ying-jeou.
> Joe Hung
The vast swath of nine countries bordering the southern reaches of the Sahara desert are marked by poverty, drought and chronic instability.