Islamic State group's influence spreads to African jihadis

| Dec 16, 2014

Islamic State group's influence spreads to African jihadis

Its main battlegrounds are far away and its true influence hard to judge, but the Islamic State’s black banner is attracting the attention of jihadis in Africa, particularly in Nigeria. Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s so-called caliphate is based in Syria and Iraq ...

Can Amy Pascal's career survive the Sony cyberattack?

| Dec 13, 2014

Can Amy Pascal's career survive the Sony cyberattack?

Amy Pascal, one of the most powerful women in the man’s world that is Hollywood and the force behind such critical and commercial hits as “The Social Network” and “American Hustle,” has had better days. The co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and chief ...

'There's your new spacecraft, America!'

| Dec 6, 2014

'There's your new spacecraft, America!'

NASA’s newest space vehicle, Orion, accomplished its first test flight with precision and pizazz Friday, shooting more than 3,600 miles (5,800 km) out from Earth for a hyperfast, hot return not seen since the Apollo moon shots. For a space agency still feeling the ...

Chinese public has no appetite for Senkakus fight: poll

| Dec 5, 2014

Chinese public has no appetite for Senkakus fight: poll

by Ben Dooley

A majority of Chinese citizens believe the United Nations, not the battlefield, is the proper venue for settling their country’s maritime disputes with Japan, according to a first-of-its-kind opinion poll released last week. The survey, as reported by the University of Western Australia’s Perth ...

Hong Kong protests' unlikely teen leader Wong

| Nov 29, 2014

Hong Kong protests' unlikely teen leader Wong

At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities’ plans to launch a “national education” curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city’s youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party. ...