Tuesday, September 30, 2014
South Korean President Park Geun-hye's pledge of nontolerance for white-collar crimes by chaebol chiefs may be the latest among a string of election promises being cast off.
Iran and the United States do not see eye to eye on many things. But if U.S. President Barack Obama wants to destroy the Islamic State (IS), the radical forces that control a large swath of Iraq and Syria, he is going to have to learn to work with Tehran.
Monday, September 29, 2014
William Stanton, a former director of the Taipei Office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), made a speech at an International Symposium on U.S. Presence in Asia and Regional Security in Taipei on Sept. 13.
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Social and economic development has long been touted as the way to revive the fortunes of Nigeria's impoverished north and prevent legions of disaffected young men turning to radical Islam.
Fiji's return to democracy will not disrupt a burgeoning relationship with China forged when Western democracies shunned the South Pacific nation in the wake of a 2006 military coup, experts say.
A friend of mine likes to joke that he rediscovered his faith through technology.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Mars has two new alien visitors. MAVEN, the latest United States space vehicle to reach the planet, entered planned orbit on Sept. 21.
Last week's column ended with a promise to continue a discussion of a problem that many of us care deeply about. That problem is the apparent dwindling of interest in Taiwan in the study of the English language. Interestingly, an article on this very topic that appeared locally in the interim since last Sunday seems to have used the term “learn” without being conscious of a nuance it has in the United States and perhaps other English-speaking lands.
Huge individual donations, aggressive party spending and untraceable “dark money” are flooding this year's mid-term campaigns, fueling concerns that the financial impact on America's congressional elections is spiraling out of control.
Dementia is a cruel disease that dilapidates not only patients but also their families. Its psychological, physical and financial impact is so severe that we often encounter tragic cases in which people affected by the illness commit suicide, mercy killing or even murder.