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. ...

Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

| Nov 29, 2014

Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. ...

Sagging yen saps South Korean export muscle

| Nov 23, 2014

Sagging yen saps South Korean export muscle

by Jung Ha-Won

As Japan slips into recession, South Korea is keeping an increasingly wary eye on its export rival’s free-falling currency, which is honing a lasting competitive edge over Korean products in a number of key markets. The massive fiscal stimulus and flood of easy money ...

Hong Kong democracy movement split in protest-weary city

| Nov 22, 2014

Hong Kong democracy movement split in protest-weary city

Hong Kong’s prodemocracy protesters are at a crossroads — as public support fades after nearly two months of mass sit-ins and gridlocked traffic, activists are split on whether to retreat or ramp up their campaign. With little hope of fresh dialogue between protesters and ...

Islamic State's drive for Kobani is blunted

| Nov 22, 2014

Islamic State's drive for Kobani is blunted

More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged Syrian Kurdish town, but the drive has been blunted. Helped by more than 270 airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition, ...