South Sudan faces 'specter' of famine, U.S., EU envoys warn

Mar 14, 2014

South Sudan faces 'specter' of famine, U.S., EU envoys warn

South Sudan faces possible famine if warring government and rebel forces do not heed a cease-fire deal they have signed, U.S. and EU envoys warned Thursday. “The parties have failed to respect their commitment to the Jan. 23 cessation of hostilities,” said U.S. envoy ...

Dec 10, 2013

India-Pakistan nuke war would prove apocalyptic

A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill 2 billion people and effectively end human civilization, a study said Tuesday. Even if limited in scope, a conflict with nuclear weapons would wreak havoc in the atmosphere ...

| Jul 31, 2013

In North Korea, only hard currency please

Chinese yuan, U.S. dollars, euros and tea bags. Money can come in many forms in North Korea, but as a foreign visitor you’ll probably never even see a local bank note, let alone use one. Pretty much any hard currency is welcome in a ...

Jan 29, 2012

Purpose of a higher education

Regarding the Jan. 23 article, “More crucial than English” (by Takamitsu Sawa): The question of why Japanese students’ intellectual capacities are not developed has not been adequately addressed. When it comes to the humanities, Japanese students are discouraged from developing critical thinking skills. Unlike ...