As the global economic crisis increases the importance of trade, and China and the United States eye greater engagement with Southeast Asia, ASEAN may play a more robust role in the region.
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While Greece has failed to meet the budget requirements mandated by the EU and the IMF, experts say eurozone leaders will likely continue to bailout the country because the costs of letting it go are far greater.
As the global financial sector has swelled, the gap between the rich and the poor has grown.
While Egyptians were busy voting for a new president, a glitch in Google Translate’s system accidentally revived the presidency of Hosni Mubarak. When one types “I will respect Egypt’s future president” in English, the Arabic translation is, “I will respect President Hosni Mubarak.” Mubarak, who is reportedly clinging to life on a respirator, will not be Egypt’s future president.
A gunman who took four hostages in a bank in Toulouse, France, has been arrested and his captives freed, after a six-hour standoff with police.
Experts say there is a high likelihood of a big earthquake hitting the huge metropolis of Tokyo in the next few years. Authorities are trying to ensure the city…
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.
The journey to Fukushima Daiichi begins at the border of the 12-mile exclusion zone that surrounds the ruined nuclear complex, beyond which life has frozen in time. Weeds reclaim the…
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.
Mexico’s economy and tourism industry are growing despite an escalation in drug violence in recent years, says CFR’s Shannon O’Neil as she discusses its implications for U.S.-Mexico relations, immigration, and
CNN’s Erin Burnett interviews Jay Bahadur, author of “Pirates of Somalia” on the rescue of two Americans held by pirates.
Former Thailand prime minister MR Kukrit Pramoj is remembered as not just a politician but an actor, a khon dancer, a writer, a journalist and an
Remarks by President Obama and Vice President Xi of the People’s Republic of China Before Bilateral Meeting, February 2012
President Obama and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping gave these remarks at the White House on February 14, 2012.
The death toll from a suicide bomb attack at a market in Pakistan’s tribal region has climbed to 34, a senior government official said.
It’s not often that a celebrity is embarrassed by the size of their entourage. Usually it’s the bigger, the better – a signal of enduring popularity and profile. But today Erin O’Connor is visibly wincing, horrified by the pack of people who seem to have …
Two Jewish organizations are calling on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to stop what they say are anti-Semitic attacks by his government’s media.
At least 38 people died during a prison riot in northern Mexico on Sunday, a security official said.
Peter Orszag outlines five basic principles for U.S. fiscal policy to follow: continue short-term economic support, enact automatic stabilizers, couple stimulus with delayed deficit reduction, raise
THE Saint-Gobain Group, Europe’s largest building materials supplier, plans to expand in Malaysia and other parts of Asia. Saint-Gobain, whose sales growth is affected by Europe’s …
Work was halted today at the World Trade Center construction site in lower Manhattan after a crane dropped steel beams that fell about 40 stories onto the truck that
Business and government adapt to massive new population of retired people
Asian stocks rose this week, with the MSCI Asia Pacific Index equaling its longest streak of advances, as China pledged to do more to help Europe cope with the
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.
The country’s new leader has reportedly softened his stance and agreed to hold early elections to break a political impasse after his predecessor resigned.
A senior Department of State official gave this telephone briefing on February 16, 2012 regarding an upcoming coalition on climate change and clean air.
Shannon K. O’Neil discusses the role illegal immigration plays in the 2012 U.S. presidential race and says the rhetoric does not always match up to current immigration realities.
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.
First, it was Cambodia, then Vietnam and Laos. After three decades, Burma has become in the past six months the region’s new darling. With the once pariah state joining the road of reformation, …
The European Union on Friday eased some sanctions against Burma in response to political reforms initiated by the Southeast Asian country’s nominally-civilian government, which took power last year…
Goose-stepping soldiers marched by the memorial palace for North Korea’s late leaders as Kim Jong-un yesterday presided over a military birthday commemoration for his father.