As the global financial sector has swelled, the gap between the rich and the poor has grown.
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Charles Kupchan maps out the twenty-first-century world, providing a detailed strategy for reconciling the West with the “rise of the rest.”
Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas and Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri, himself a former Stamford Bridge manager, will be looking to the Champions League this week to boost their chances of keeping their jobs. Villas-Boas has been described as a ‘dead man walking’ by Ranieri and …
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping gave these remarks on February 14, 2012 in Washington, DC.
A South Korean court sentenced two teenagers to prison terms Monday after they admitted bullying a school classmate until he committed suicide.
Japan — battered by a strong yen, slowing global demand and increased oil and gas imports due to last year’s Fukushima nuclear disaster — posted a record trade deficit of $18.7 billion in January, according to official figures.
South Korea conducted live-fire military exercises near its disputed sea border with North Korea yesterday despite Pyongyang’s threat to respond with a “merciless” attack.
At least 44 people were killed on Sunday after a fight broke out between rival gangs in a Monterrey prison in northern Mexico. Authorities suspect the violence may have been started as a diversion to allow certain prisoners to escape.
Dozens died and 30 inmates escaped during a weekend prison riot in northern Mexico, an official said Monday.
The joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) on Monday refuted a Darfur rebel group’s claim from earlier in the day that it had kidnapped 49 peacekeepers. UNAMID said the solders were “blocked” not kidnapped.
A young Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire to protest against Chinese rule – the 21st to do so in the past year.
[Citizen] The statement that they will use Plan B against South Sudan was uttered in Khartoum by more than two senior officials of the terrorist gang who are ruling in Sudan.
RANGOON — “In the past, they would scrutinize every sentence in every piece,” U Ko Ko, publisher of the Yangon Times, said of Burma’s censors. “Now they change less than 10 percent.” read more
[Garowe Online] Mogadishu – Authorities in Kenya say that at least 30 civilians were killed by Al Shabaab since the Kenyan intervention in October, Radio Garowe reports.
The head of the US military has warned Israel against attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities, saying such a strike would be destabilising “at this time”.
A roadside bomb killed two soldiers and injured nine others in southwest Pakistan, one of two deadly incidents in the country targeting law and order personnel Sunday.
At least 38 people died during a prison riot in northern Mexico on Sunday, a security official said.
At the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, where a teenage Whitney Houston trained her extraordinary voice in the gospel choir, they call a funeral service a “homegoing”.
Several people were reported wounded in the central Nigerian town of Sulega when a bomb exploded outside a church. A police spokesman said the explosion came from a parked car. He described it as …
The western African nation of Senegal was the scene of more protests Sunday against plans by President Abdoulaye Wade to seek a third term in office in an election one week away. Police in the capital Dakar fired tear gas and rubber bullets against rock-throwing demonstrators. Several …
The deaths of 73 football fans shortly after a match between Cairo ‘s Al Ahly and Al Masry in Port Said, Egypt, has shocked the world.
Four Chinese men face deportation from Zimbabwe after they were arrested on charges of cruelty to tortoises, according to local media.
Special courtrooms in the Seychelles and Mauritius and purpose-built “pirate prisons” are among measures to be outlined this week as world leaders gather to plan a crackdown on Somali pirates.
Wildfires, peat fires and controlled burns on farming lands kill 339,000 people worldwide each year, said a study released on Saturday that is the first to estimate a death
The decision is the first step in seeking an extradition for David Coleman Headley in connection with the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
In Part I of this series, I pointed out that economic and military strength are the two wings with which the Dragon (China) and the Eagle (US) fly
Does the “Lesbian Continuum” Exist?: Choices, Single Women and Social Sexuality. For women who justify patriarchy on the grounds of heterosexuality it is time they realised that being “normal” should ideally mean something more than just being sexual. It is time that they …
WHEN I heard that the Reserve Bank had put out an announcement about a Saturday press conference, my heart sank.
PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma is clearly sceptical of the judiciary; that is not unexpected – in many democracies the executive is sceptical of the judiciary and ours is no exception.
A 40-year-old mother of two was burned alive in central Nepal after she was accused of being a witch, police said Saturday.
Japan’s 78-year-old emperor is recovering from successful cardiac bypass surgery at the University of Tokyo Hospital, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK.
It was the week when rumours of a new war with Iran became unstoppable, when all the talk was of red lines being crossed and options narrowing. But it was to culminate in a bloody farce.
Ecuador’s highest court has upheld a conviction and a $40 million judgment against a newspaper in a case that pitted the paper’s directors and a former opinion editor against the country’s president.
A British film director arrested in Los Angeles over a dispute with his ex-boyfriend has revealed how a night in the cells turned into three unpleasant months