On Paris terrorist's turf, fears of more attacks ahead

Jan 19, 2015

On Paris terrorist's turf, fears of more attacks ahead

The housing project that was home to Amedy Coulibaly is a concrete labyrinth so scary that doctors refuse to make house calls and mail workers will not deliver parcels. Drug dealers and teenage thugs hold sway over the blighted neighborhood. Even the police venture ...

Jan 19, 2015

Three burned to death in Hindu-Muslim clash in India

At least three Muslims were burned to death Sunday when their thatched huts were set on fire during a clash between Hindu and Muslim groups in a village in eastern India, a government official said. Atul Prasad, a Bihar state administrator, said the violence ...

Pope puts dignity, poverty at the fore in Philippines trip

Jan 16, 2015

Pope puts dignity, poverty at the fore in Philippines trip

Pope Francis began his visit to Asia’s largest Catholic nation Thursday with a provocative statement about one of Europe’s largest Catholic nations: Referring to the Paris attacks, Francis said there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith. ...

Activists to establish a special grave for Tokyo's homeless

Jan 8, 2015

Activists to establish a special grave for Tokyo's homeless

Activists want to give Tokyo’s homeless people dignity in death. They are raising funds to create a special grave for their ashes rather than the anonymous, communal disposal afforded to people who die without means and mourners. Potential beneficiaries include Shigeru Ikeda, not his ...

Jan 6, 2015

Working hard but staying poor

by Gary Fields

Many people in the Western world wrongly assume that solving the problem of poverty in the developing world primarily requires the creation of more jobs. The developing world has plenty of jobs. In the absence of any meaningful social welfare systems, the world's working ...

Wealth gap dividing relationships

Jan 5, 2015

Wealth gap dividing relationships

by Bernard Condon

When Jayson Seaver thinks about why he makes so much money while some Americans can’t catch a break, he thinks of the sacrifices he has made, the jobs he worked to pay for college, the 12-hour days he spends at the office now. And ...

Dec 13, 2014

U.S. racial wealth gap widens

America’s economic recovery has not been equal among the races, according to a Pew Research Center study released Friday. The study found that the wealth gap between white households and minorities has widened in recent years. The wealth of white households was 13 times ...