World

What Does a Chinese Political Gaffe Look Like?
Not the same as Joe Biden's
December 05, 2013

Not the same as Joe Biden's

China Doesn't Want You to See This Year's Best Chinese Film
Luckily, I saw it in the U.S.
December 03, 2013

Luckily, you can see it here.

The World Has Barely Noticed This Huge Political Development in Gaza
Hamas may be turning away from violence
November 28, 2013

Hamas may be turning away from violence. 

You Should Give Thanks It's Not One of These Ten Depressing World Holidays
November 26, 2013

From "Black Day" in South Korea to South Carolina's "Secession Day."

No Way Out
Syria's Palestinian refugees thought Egypt would be safe. Now they want to get to Europe.
November 25, 2013

On Friday, 50 Syrian and Palestinian refugees detained in the Montaza II police station in Alexandria, Egypt began a hunger strike.

What the Supermarket Collapse in Latvia Tells Us About a Country at a Crossroads
November 25, 2013

The Baltic nation must grapple with a national tragedy in addition to the economic and political complications of its entry into the Euro zone in January.

Iran's Nuclear Program Is Still Growing, and America's Fist Is Shrinking
November 25, 2013

The blockbuster nuclear deal reached early Sunday morning in Geneva between Iran and the U.S.-led coalition is both less and more consequential than early reports suggest.

The Murder Capital of the World Won't Debate Gun Control
Honduras has a gun problem, but its presidential candidates won't discuss it
November 19, 2013

It's election season in the murder capital of the world. And presidential candidates won't even discuss guns.

The Reporters Covering Morsi's Trial Are Calling for His Death. Huh?
November 15, 2013

“Therefore we hope that ... the maximum penalty will be applied, death by hanging, in the hope that this judgment will be carried out on the walls of the Itahadeya presidential palace in the same place that al-Husseini Abu Deif was martyred.”

One Man, 1.7 Million Square Meters
My day in the world's biggest building—a Chinese mall you've never heard of
November 06, 2013

The slogan of the New Century Global Center, the recently completed largest building in the world by floor space, sounds at first like a Chinglish-y misfire: “The One of Everything.” But as I spent a day wandering around the structure, located in Che

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