| May 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"I have tried very hard not to inject myself into China's internal affairs," wrote President George H.W. Bush to his Chinese counterpart, Deng Xiaoping, shortly after Chinese troops gunned down hundreds, perhaps thousands, of demonstrators in and around...
| May 31, 2014
| 7:00 AM
I’m not certain which store it was, but a few days ago I received some change back after a purchase, slipped it into my pocket and, once I got home, sorted through the coins, as is my habit. Silver coins went into one jar to be deposited later at...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Talk about deja vu. The doctrine laid out in President Barack Obama's commencement address Wednesday at the U. S. Military Academy sounded eerily familiar. Obama insisted upon our willingness to use force to deter our adversaries, and, when necessary,...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Acorns, in a nutshell, is a smartphone app that taps your debit and credit cards, rounds up purchases to the nearest dollar and invests that “spare change.”
It’s an intriguing way to come up with a little cash for investing while...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:17 PM
FIFA world ranking: 22.
Last World Cup: 2010.
Best finish: Group stage.
How qualified: Beat Burkina Faso in CAF playoff.
Fun fact: Author Albert Camus was a goalkeeper in school, which likely makes the University of Algiers the only...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:59 PM
When Belgium was knocked out four games into the 2002 World Cup, it looked more like an ending than a beginning.
And it was since it marked the conclusion of the country's Golden Generation, a period that saw Belgium qualify for six consecutive World...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Univision Communications is expected to preach about its ability to reach Hispanic consumers in the United States across a broad portfolio of 16 broadcast, cable and digital networks as part of its upfront presentation set to take place Tuesday.
| May 9, 2014
It's hard to convey China's transformations to two kinds of people: people who have never been there and people who have just been there for the first time. Experiencing China in 2014 for the first time, many Americans are struck by the modernity of...
| Apr 25, 2014
In late summer of 1974, I was reading "One Hundred of Years of Solitude" in an apartment that felt like solitude. I didn't have much in the way of furniture — bed, stove, noisy refrigerator. I would soon be off to graduate school, stripped of...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:46 AM
The war on drugs has been a $1tn failure. For more than four decades, governments around the world have pumped huge sums of money into ineffective and repressive anti-drug efforts. These have come at the expense of programmes that actually work such as...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Scientists have replicated one of the most significant accomplishments in stem cell research by creating human embryos that were clones of two men.
The lab-engineered embryos were harvested within days and used to create lines of infinitely...