NY Times:China wants a railroad linking it to Thailand and on to the Bay of Bengal in Myanmar, but some international groups warn that it may put a big burden on Laos.
Wall Street Journal:With Venezuela focused on President Hugo Chávez's deteriorating health and the possibility of new elections if he dies, his government has held off on addressing growing strains in the economy, threatening a hard landing for whoever ends up in charge of this oil-rich South American nation.
Washington Post:China's slowing economy is likely to stabilize in 2013, with consumer spending being the main category to drive growth, predicts the Economist. That's probably welcome news to the Chinese government, which has been trying to boost domestic consumer spending for years amid weak demand for Chinese...
Wall Street Journal:Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considered a staunch advocate for Japan's old-school manufacturers, a position that is welcomed by many top Japanese corporate executives.
Fox News:More than 400 people were hurt by powerful firecrackers and gunfire in New Year `s Eve celebrations in the Philippines, down 17 percent from a year earlier but still high enough to make it one of Asia's most violent parties to welcome 2013.
NY Times:The success of the “Gangnam Style” video, by a midlevel star who goes by Psy, has fueled grand ambitions by a district that wants to be known as a center of conspicuous consumption.
San Francisco Chronicle:Clashes in Syria shut down Aleppo airport Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
NY Times:Many companies, including technology giants like Google, have faced the challenge of how to work in China without getting on the wrong side of Chinese authorities.
Fox News:From teeming Times Square to an Asian capital hosting its first public New Year's Eve countdown in decades, the world looked to the start of 2013 with hope for renewal after a year of economic...
LA Times:Preparations for the Feb. 10 observance continue full force in the intervening weeks. At crowded shopping plazas, Chinese and Vietnamese consumers are spending big.
Wall Street Journal:The budget deal would prevent across-the-board spending cuts and a jump in income-tax rates, but it tees up more battles that are likely to weigh on economic growth in the new year. And then there's the payroll-tax increase.
NY Times:Driven by a belief that ground-up rhino horns can cure cancer and other ills, the horn rush has exploded into a worldwide criminal enterprise, drawing in a surreal cast of characters.
Wall Street Journal:The Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped a five-session losing streak, aided by a late surge, and notched its fourth consecutive annual gain.
Wall Street Journal:India's government said it will transfer cash benefits for scholarships and welfare programs directly to the recipients from Tuesday, but added that the system won't immediately cover subsidies on food, fuel and fertilizers.
The Boston Globe:HUNCHUN, China (AP) — The warning came from Kim Jong Un, the North Korean ruler who sees his isolated nation, just across the border from this busy Chinese trading town, as under siege. The attack, he said, must be stopped.
Huffingon Post:TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Every Saturday morning, one of my taxi drivers pays about $12 for the right to park his cab near a hospital, about two blocks from a police station.
By the time you read this, the United States will have officially gone over the so-called fiscal cliff — though it may be a very brief plunge.
THE D.C. COUNCIL just completed one of the most disappointing sessions on record, memorable more for the misconduct of its members than for any of its (lackluster) accomplishments.
In The Wall Street Journal, Jamie M. Fly writes that chemical weapons are a threat in the hands of Bashar Assad but perhaps an even bigger one if his regime falls.
In The Wall Street Journal, Lynn Forester de. Rothschild and Adam S. Posen write that with much of the public disaffected, large businesses can take specific steps to show the virtues of the...
It was also an America with a real moral compass that was based on high ideals rather than extremist beliefs. That was an America with both brains and heart, and with the essence of Rocky.
It’s the dawn of another year. I want to believe that life will improve. But my work is concentrated in Washington D.C. I know better.