Oct 16, 2014

EU, China agree to step up cooperation against terrorism

Leaders from China and the European Union agreed to step up cooperation to counter extremism and terrorism in the Middle East and Africa, the EU said on Thursday. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council ...

World ministers step up effort against Ebola

Oct 12, 2014

World ministers step up effort against Ebola

World financial leaders promised swift action against Ebola at the fall meeting of the IMF and World Bank on Saturday as countries across the world scrambled to stem the deadly outbreak, which U.N. officials warn is getting worse. Officials also pledged to act boldly ...

Global finance leaders pledge bold efforts for growth

Oct 12, 2014

Global finance leaders pledge bold efforts for growth

World financial leaders on Saturday promised “bold and ambitious” action to boost a global recovery that has shown recent disturbing signs of weakness. That pledge from the International Monetary Fund’s policy-setting committee came after a week of stomach-churning swings in the financial markets triggered ...

Hong Kong, the golden goose Beijing cannot sacrifice

Oct 9, 2014

Hong Kong, the golden goose Beijing cannot sacrifice

Hong Kong’s democracy protests have stoked fears of retribution from China, but observers say the city is simply too valuable to punish and sideline even though it faces a challenge in the long term from mainland rival Shanghai. Demonstrators, sometimes numbering in the tens ...

Oct 5, 2014

Nations to assess biodiversity effort

Amid fresh warnings about the depletion of Earth’s treasure trove of species, governments will gather in South Korea this week to try to muster the funds and political will to protect what remains. Just a week after the conservation group WWF said wildlife numbers ...

Ukraine troop withdrawal in doubt after 12 people are killed

Sep 29, 2014

Ukraine troop withdrawal in doubt after 12 people are killed

The shaky truce between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian military was challenged Monday when 12 soldiers and civilians were reported killed in a surge of fighting across the separatist east. A week after talks in Minsk yielded an agreement for a cease-fire and the ...