The pacifist Constitution
Permalink

The pacifist Constitution

INTERESTINGLY, radically overhauling Japan’s pacifist Constitution was a long-cherished dream of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s…

Continue Reading →

For military muscle
Permalink

For military muscle

On December 18, the Japanese government announced a dramatic increase in its defence spending. The…

Continue Reading →

Free and fair?
Permalink

Free and fair?

As the Awami League-led alliance embarks on a third consecutive term in office, it is…

Continue Reading →

Daunting challenges
Permalink

Daunting challenges

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has returned to power for a third consecutive term in…

Continue Reading →

On the rampage
Permalink

On the rampage

Brazilians can expect a tumultuous new year after the swearing-in of its extreme right-wing President,…

Continue Reading →

Afghanistan: 'Naive, Reckless' Tourists Couchsurfing In War-Torn Nation
Permalink

Afghanistan: 'Naive, Reckless' Tourists Couchsurfing In War-Torn Nation

Kabul:  Seeking an “authentic” experience as he backpacked through war-torn Afghanistan, Dutch tourist Ciaran Barr…

Continue Reading →

“Big Fat Hoax”: Donald Trump Says He Never Worked For Russia
Permalink

“Big Fat Hoax”: Donald Trump Says He Never Worked For Russia

Washington:  Standing outside the snow-covered White House on Monday, Donald Trump made an astonishing declaration…

Continue Reading →

All The Rage: Beijing's “Anger Room” Lets People Smash Away Their Stress
Permalink

All The Rage: Beijing's “Anger Room” Lets People Smash Away Their Stress

Beijing:  It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball…

Continue Reading →

Air Taxis May Fly People Across Major Cities By Mid-2020s, Company Says
Permalink

Air Taxis May Fly People Across Major Cities By Mid-2020s, Company Says

In traffic-clogged cities such as Houston, Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles, it can take…

Continue Reading →

Xi Jinping Hopes US, North Korea Will “Meet Halfway” In Nuclear Talks
Permalink

Xi Jinping Hopes US, North Korea Will “Meet Halfway” In Nuclear Talks

Seoul:  Chinese President Xi Jinping offered North Korean leader Kim Jong Un firm backing in…

Continue Reading →