China and Taiwan are completing an agreement to increase bilateral trade. Taiwan's government says the trade deal will boost economic growth; the opposition party says it will erode sovereignty.
06/24/2010 11:28 am
The US made the vise that's squeezing its economy.
06/17/2010 11:54 pm
Iran is facing sanctions well beyond what the United Nations Security Council approved June 9. EU heads are today expected to follow the US in approving new sanctions to target Iran's energy and financial sectors.
06/17/2010 09:24 am
Anger with Israel over the Gaza flotilla raid, which ended in the deaths of nine Turkish activists, has illustrated the difficulty of Turkey's effort to bridge East and West.
06/16/2010 04:45 pm
BP oil spill: Combined with an already-tight global shrimp market, the spill is likely to mean much higher prices.
06/16/2010 02:12 pm
The Kyrgyzstan riots that ethnically cleansed the city of Osh of much of its Uzbek population could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. The interim government blames ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, and says the situation is improving.
06/16/2010 11:20 am
Always-escaping yaks from Yak Daddy Ranch cause rancher angst.
06/13/2010 10:09 am
Brazil and Spain are favorites to win the World Cup, but three solid African teams have a legitimate shot at surviving deep into the tournament, as does the US.
06/11/2010 11:41 am
In 2004, Africa was selected for the first time to host the South Africa World Cup. The competition was between South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia. In May of that year, South Africa won the bid.
06/10/2010 07:51 pm
Climate change is a possible explanation for the snake's 'drastic decline' in Europe and Africa. Snakes now join a list of declining animal populations that includes fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
06/09/2010 01:32 pm