Looking back: The Hong Kongers who left

| Jun 21, 2017

Looking back: The Hong Kongers who left

In the years leading up to the return of Hong Kong to China by Britain in 1997, thousands of residents fearful of the future under Beijing jumped ship to start a new life abroad. As the semi-autonomous city prepares to mark 20 years since ...

Learn from us, Taiwan tells China on Tiananmen anniversary

Jun 4, 2017

Learn from us, Taiwan tells China on Tiananmen anniversary

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Taiwan’s president offered on Sunday to help China transition to democracy, on the anniversary of China’s bloody crackdown on student-led pro-democracy protests in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Tsai Ing-wen said that the biggest gap between Taiwan and China is democracy and freedom, needling ...

Six-Day War begets 50 years of strife for Israel

| May 30, 2017

Six-Day War begets 50 years of strife for Israel

It may well be remembered as a pyrrhic victory for Israel: in six days it stunned the world by vanquishing several Arab armies, only to be saddled with a deeply corrosive 50-year fight with the Palestinians for the Holy Land. For several weeks in ...

JFK at 100: A legacy etched in minds of Americans

May 28, 2017

JFK at 100: A legacy etched in minds of Americans

John F. Kennedy — young, heroic, charismatic — embodied the overflowing promise of possibility of 20th century America, until an assassin’s bullet ended his life in November 1963. One hundred years after his birth, the youngest man ever elected president, who once urged Americans ...

May 24, 2017

'Star Wars' — four decades of box office gold

Lucasfilm is celebrating 40 years Thursday since the release of “Star Wars,” kicking off a franchise that has made $7.7 billion at the box office. Here is a breakdown of every theatrical release in the “Star Wars” universe, in the order of the money ...