Saturday, March 29, 2014
It is vital that the Japan-U.S. and U.S.-South Korean alliances should be once again enabled to function at multiple levels.
South Korea's underground economy is estimated to be one quarter of the gross domestic product, much bigger than those of other advanced economies. One component of the shadow economy is the black market in gold, where unreported and illegal trade is rampant.
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 three weeks ago has sparked discussion among aviation and security experts about the gaps that exist in airline security and what needs to be done about them.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Even as he criticizes Vladimir Putin and imposes sanctions on Russia, U.S. President Barack Obama is struggling with the consequences of his own earlier quest for a fresh start between Washington and Moscow.
The Malaysia Airlines crash investigation is shaping up as the most challenging in history due to jurisdictional tangles and a lack of evidence so far, and any answers could take years to emerge.
Jitendra Saini stares at the gleaming solar panels on his farm in Rajasthan, paid in large part by the ruling Congress party, as he considers who will get his vote in India's election.
With Algeria's election campaign in full swing, ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is conspicuous by his absence but remains the firm favorite as high-profile allies criss-cross the country to make his controversial case.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
While U.S. Democrats face many hurdles as they prepare for this year's battle for control of Congress, few are more daunting than the Koch brothers — conservative business moguls with deep pockets.
An Egyptian court's sentencing of 529 people to death for rioting has fixed the spotlight on a massive legal war on the Islamist opposition, with thousands in prison and hundreds more convicted in mass trials.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has steered her power-sharing government through a rocky 100 first days in office with a high-profile resignation and the Crimea crisis but remains at the height of her powers.