As Balkans sit in EU's waiting room, China gets to work

Asia Pacific Apr 10, 2019

As Balkans sit in EU's waiting room, China gets to work

From coal plants to airports and bridges, China is forking out for investments across the western Balkans, laying groundwork for a new battle for influence on the European Union's fringe. The West has long eyed Russia as its chief rival in this turbulent corner of ...

New York inaugurates $25 billion mini-city, Hudson Yards

World Mar 14, 2019

New York inaugurates $25 billion mini-city, Hudson Yards

A towering sculpture called Vessel — made up of 2,500 twisting steps the public can climb — was to open Friday as the visual centerpiece of Hudson Yards, a $25 billion urban complex on Manhattan's West Side that is the city's most ambitious development ...

Will future mega-cities be a marvel or a mess? Look at New Delhi

World | FOCUS Nov 3, 2018

Will future mega-cities be a marvel or a mess? Look at New Delhi

Focus Jill Ward The effects of unbridled urbanization are inescapable in India's capital city. Smog blankets landmarks such as India Gate in winter and delays flights at the airport due to poor visibility. Traffic jams are part of the daily routine. Slums abut New Delhi's luxury ...