Singapore finally faced its hardest certainty -- the death of its founding father.
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.
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.
For more than a decade, there have been well-founded concerns about youth disengagement from formal politics.
It was a threat in which an allusion was made over the use of nuclear weapons. His remarks, made as a leader of a nuclear power, were extremely inappropriate and irresponsible.
The three population giants in Asia -- China, India and Indonesia -- have now in place three leaders who are deeply committed to reforms -- namely Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi and Jokowi. What is remarkable is that all three leaders share a common background and experience in governing cities or provinces away from the central government. They represent a new generation of leaders that understand the importance of bottom-up and decentralized development.
The self-righteous, heavy-handed nature of Chinese President Xi Jinping's administration has become even clearer.
Data released by South Korea's foreign ministry last week showed that the number of Korean emigrants fell to a record low in 2014. Only 249 Koreans emigrated to foreign countries last year, down from 302 in the previous year. The figure marked the lowest since the government began compiling emigration data in 1962 when 386 people left the country to live abroad.