Enthusaistic Afghans are greeting presidential candidates on the campaign trial, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're winning over supporters.
Exports, including to emerging markets such as China, helped the two countries turn in surprisingly strong numbers for the second quarter. Now, some say the global economic recession has ended.
A court in Burma (Myanmar) sentenced the opposition leader to 18 more months of house arrest for violating the terms of her detention. The trial was widely viewed as a sham.
Facing dire pollution and wanting to be in on what may be the next industrial revolution, China positions itself to be a leader in green technology – with major implications for the rest of the world.
Friday, the US Trade Representative will hold a hearing on a US Steelworkers' proposal to cut imports in half. Last year, the US imported about 46 million tires from China.
It is responsible for economically troubled South Ossetia and may have spurred the European Union to seek alternative sources of energy.