Month: April 2014

Britain, the only country with common sense

Source: The Local Britain, he says, is what the rest of Europe should aspire to. “This is the only country left in Brussels where representatives have maintained a certain common sense.” A ‘frustrated’ liberal A long time supporter of the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP), Henkel says he became “frustrated” […]

Israel’s Sustainable Success

Source: NY Times: LONDON — Hearing an Indian official talk the other day about Delhi’s booming arms trade and ever-closer relationship with Israel, I had a thought that also struck me while listening to Israeli businessmen in Beijing. The idea may be summed up in three words: It is sustainable. […]

Obama Suffers Setbacks in Japan and the Mideast

Source: NY Times: President Obama offered a toast to Empress Michiko and Emperor Akihito of Japan during a state dinner at the Imperial Palace. CreditStephen Crowley/The New York Times TOKYO — President Obama encountered setbacks to two of his most cherished foreign-policy projects on Thursday, as he failed to achieve a […]

Tragedy brings Korea to a standstill

Source: Korea Herald Government offices remained closed on Friday except to conduct search operations and support the Sewol victims and their families.Private companies have also temporary held off or scaled down both internal and external events as the country mourns the latest tragedy, which has brought Korea to a standstill.As […]