Most renewable energy installations in New Jersey and New York appear to have weathered hurricane Sandy relatively well. Can they stand up to storms with even stronger winds?
Obama may be sending an unintentional message that the US holds Asian countries like Myanmar and China to a lower standard on democracy and human rights.
Colombian women have faced internal displacement, militarization, sexual violence, and the forced recruitment of their children into the conflict. Their input is vital at the negotiating table, says a WOLA blogger.
IKEA 'deeply regrets' using forced labor of political prisoners in East Germany to make some of its furniture during the 1980s, the company's country manager in Germany said. Embarrassed by media reports, IKEA launched an internal investigation a year ago into whether it had used forced labor behind the Iron Curtain.
Xi Jinping, the new leader of the Communist Party, takes power along with others as descendants of Mao's revolutionary elite. But China needs rulers open to change, not those who cling to hereditary privilege.