Friday, April 25, 2014
LeBron James was again to the fore as Miami beat Charlotte on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their NBA first-round playoff series, while Portland also went up 2-0 with a win at Houston and Dallas squared its series against state rival San Antonio.
Nearly a quarter century after the Cold War ended, the crisis in Ukraine symbolizes the weak foreign policy hand the United States often finds itself playing despite its status as the only global superpower.
The timing of Thailand's next general election remains uncertain even as its prolonged political stalemate is apparently giving rise to increased militancy.
As ethnic massacres in South Sudan spiral out of control and politicians lose their grip on rampaging militias, only a concerted international effort stands any chance of ending the four-month-old civil war, analysts say.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to show that he has alternatives if U.S.-mediated talks with Israel break off Tuesday, the deadline for agreeing on a possible extension.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Numerous third-generation Chinese-Americans in New York or elsewhere have no doubt joined me in being told, “You speak English so well,” or asked, “Where did you learn your English?”
Some critics have blamed the high death toll in South Korea's ferry disaster — 108 bodies recovered so far, 194 still missing — on the country's culture of obedience. But others feel it was only natural for the passengers, mostly high school students, to listen to a voice of authority during an emergency situation.
U.S. President Barack Obama's Asian tour which started in Japan on Wednesday has lifted the lid on a bubbling cauldron of regional animosities, exposing historical rifts that Washington can no longer paper over.
As the death toll from the sunken ferry Sewol continues to mount, many government offices and public organizations have either canceled or scaled down scheduled events this week to show respect to the victims.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Lin Yi-hsiung, a former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairman who ran a successful campaign for President Chen Shui-bian in 2000, was all set to launch a hunger strike on Earth Day yesterday in protest against the ongoing work on Taiwan's Fourth Nuclear Power Plant at Gongliao, commonly known as Nuke 4.
> Joe Hung