Obama seeks to ease U.S.-Pakistan tensions Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets with President Barack Obama for talks about the two countries’ relationship now in a post-Afghan war world. Their discussions will likely focus on U.S. drone strikes along the … Continue reading
Shutdown Aftermath and International Reaction Government agencies reopen today after late-night Congressional action last night to end shutdown through Jan. 15 and raise the debt limit until Feb. 7 Asian and European markets initially experienced gains in relief, but stocks … Continue reading
Fallout from the Government Shutdown The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hear testimony on the impact of the government shutdown so far. Witnesses include National Transportation Safety Board chair Deborah A.P. Hersman, American Association for the Advancement of … Continue reading
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On this edition, the latest on the terror attack at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya and analysis of Bo Xilai’s life sentence. Later, President Obama spoke in Washington to commemorate the victims of last week’s Navy Yard shooting. And in … Continue reading
Liao Yiwu was in his early 30s when he was arrested for writing and performing a poem about the brutality of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. A new memoir about his time in prison called “For a Song and A Hundred Songs” has just been published.