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Govt's 2015 China Strategy in need of $50m

The newly launched 2015 China Strategy will need a $50 million investment to fully deliver on the Government’s goals.That was the estimate put in front of the business community

US business leader urges closer ties with China

Washington/Beijing (China Daily/ANN) – The United States should advance economic ties with China to reduce the adversarial nature of the relationship between the world’s two largest economies, the head of the US Chamber of

Cod fever – much easier to catch than the fish

IT WAS so hot I thought my brain had started to boil, 38 degrees on the river at about 5.30 in the afternoon, the sun a malicious white ball over the west with still too many hours before it would relieve me with its disappearance. This didn’t seem to …

Fire at Moscow nuclear institute, Russia says no risk

MOSCOW (Reuters) – There was no risk of a radiation leak after a fire broke out at a Moscow nuclear research center housing a non-operational 60-year-old atomic reactor Sunday, said officials, but Greenpeace Russia expressed serious concern

Campaign 2012: The Candidates on U.S.-Russia Relations

This CFR Issue Tracker looks at the United States’ relationship with Russia and presidential candidates’ stances on the issue.

U.S.-Pakistan Relations: The Year Past, The Year Ahead (Video)

Steve Coll, Robert Grenier, and Daniel Markey look at changes in U.S.-Pakistan relations over the past year and make recommendations for moving forward.

Africa as Frontier Market

Obiageli Ezekwesili discusses the rise of Africa as a frontier market, the prospects for growth in coming years, the emergence of new players in African economies,

Harry Redknapp admits lying to newspaper reporter

Spurs manager insists he does not have to tell media the truth, he has to tell the police the truth

Spain approves bank reforms to clean up real estate mess, revive banks and sick economy

By Alan Clendenning,Daniel Woolls, The Associated Press MADRID – Spain’s new conservative government on Friday imposed sweeping new rules it hopes will flush out bad property

Baird sticks to party line – Israel's Likud party

Minister echoes Israeli government, saying Palestinian Authority and Israel should return to the negotiating table without preconditions

Indian opposition urges inquiry over bribery case

Government defends minister allegedly linked to case involving Canadian

Turbulent times continue for major airlines

The aviation sector is still struggling to recover from the global financial crisis, with two of the world’s largest airlines revealing how difficult the industry

Stranded Russian tourists start flying back home

Binh Thuan, Southeast Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) – Arrangements were made yesterday for 71 Russian tourists to begin their journeys home after they were stranded in central Binh Thuan Province when their tour operator went bankrupt.

Portugal's PM wants easier bailout terms for banks, says credit crunch dooming companies

By The Associated Press LISBON, Portugal – Portugal’s prime minister says he wants his bailed-out country’s banks to be given more leeway to meet their capital requirements because

Cricketer Mohammad Amir freed from UK jail after spot-fixing

LONDON (Reuters) – Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir was freed from a British jail on Wednesday after serving half of a six-month sentence for taking part in a spot-fixing scandal that shook the world of cricket last year…

Kidnapped Americans Released in Egypt

Two American women kidnapped in Egypt near Sharm el-Sheikh were released today into army custody.

Indian consortium may bid for Afghan mining blocks – report

MUMBAI (Reuters) – State-run Steel Authority of India Ltd and government-controlled Hindustan Copper Ltd are in talks with Aditya Birla Group and Jindal Steel and Power Ltd to form …

Drone Warfare: CIA Judge, Jury, Executioner In Violation Of International Law

Express Tribune February 1, 2012 Analysis: The US is acting over and above the law By Niaz A Shah While drone attacks might have some tactical advantage against al Qaeda and its

Occupied or Disputed Territories?

Zionists, which is what we should call any apologist for Israel’s opposition to peace and reconciliation with the Palestinian nation, will often make the claim that the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are not “occupied” territories as activists and Palestinians say, but “disputed”. This is an effective …

Key Senate Republican says drilling bill faces hurdles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Republican on the Senate energy committee on Thursday acknowledged passing legislation to boost domestic energy production will be a tough task this year, even as Republicans maneuver to keep the focus on energy issues ahead of the November elections.

Ukraine cold spell death toll rises to 101

KIEV (Reuters) – Thirty-eight more deaths from a cold snap have been registered in Ukraine in the past 24 hours, bringing to 101 the toll from freezing temperatures across

Campaign 2012: Latin America

Drug trafficking, changing immigration trends, and rising economic opportunities are the major issues the winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election faces in dealing with Latin America, says CFR’s Shannon O’Neil.

Deloitte's 3rd Annual Tech Trends Report: Top 10 Trends to Help Elevate Information Technology for Digital Business

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – The unique convergence of five emerging technology forces – analytics, mobility, social, cloud and cyber security – provide the opportunity for businesses to accelerate …

UK Economy in Mild Recession: Think Tank

Britain’s economy has entered a mild recession and will shrink in 2012, a leading think-tank said in a report on Friday, urging the government to boost near-term spending to prevent long-term damage from higher unemployment.

Korea-Japan business ties 'flourishing' after disaster

Seoul (The Korea Herald/ANN) – Business cooperation between Seoul and Tokyo is getting stronger and closer as more and more Japanese companies are setting up operations in Korea, a top Japanese business leader said.

Japan Inc. Suppliers Cut Jobs as Yen Batters TV, Chip Profit

Japan Inc. is suffering and the supply chain is bearing the cost.

The Weibo Wizard: China's No. 1 Business Microblogger

Kai-fu Lee is China’s number one business-microblogger.

India Ink: Rethinking the Mother of All Exams

A college entrance exam that is a “certainty like death” for millions of Indians could soon be replaced.

Libya’s budget deficit to hit $10bln in 2012

Libya had still only recovered a fraction of the $100 bln in assets frozen overseas during the country’s bitter civil war.

Does Israel Really Need to Control the Jordan Valley?

The recent Israeli-Palestinian talks in Amman highlight the gaps between the two sides on security, but also opportunities.

Israel's New Political Star

Reading between the lines of Yair Lapid’s position on Jerusalem.

Aussie Bus Company Gives Loyal Staff A$15 Mil As Gift

MELBOURNE, Feb 1 (Bernama) — A bus company here has shocked its staff by giving them A$15 million for their hardwork and loyalty.


KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 (Bernama) — Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahimhas filed a RM50-million suit against Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd, claiming hewas defamed by two articles the Malay language newspaper published with regardto his comments on homosexuality laws in his recent interview with the BBC. Anwar filed …

Taleban 'poised to retake Afghanistan' after Nato pullout

The US military said in a secret report that the Taleban, backed by Pakistan, are set to retake control of Afghanistan after Nato-led forces withdraw, raising the prospect of a major failure of

Worst yet to come for China growth: economist – Reuters Worst yet to come for China growth: economist Reuters “I believe the slowing trend in China’s economy has not changed,” Zhu, who helped prepare …

UPDATE 1-Q-Cells bondholders agree to debt restructuring

* Q-Cells expects implementation in second half of the year

Facebook embarks on largest-ever US tech IPO

Facebook filed for a public offering in the US on Wednesday. Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will own 56.9% of the voting shares and have economic control of 28% of shares in a company expected to be

Lessons Learned: The Tet Offensive

CFR’s James M. Lindsay recalls the 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam and the importance of managing public expectations amid major foreign policy initiatives.

Pew: Latinos in the 2012 Election: Florida

This Pew Research Center profile provides Florida voter registration data as reported by the Florida Division of Elections through January 3, 2012. It also provides key demographic information on eligible Latino voters and other

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