Israel Frees More Palestinian Prisoners
Ramadan Yakoub is tasting freedom for the first time in 21 years. Until a few hours ago, he was in prison, convicted of killing an Israeli w...
2013: The Year in Roots Music
As we close out 2013, it's time to share some highlights of American Roots music highlights for the year.
[中英对照] British Researchers Develop Safer Encryption for Credit Cards
The recent news that data from 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target department stores was hacked has raised concerns about the s...
Deadline on Syria Chemical Weapons Unlikely to Be Met
International efforts to remove and destroy Syria's chemical weapons are hitting more roadblocks. December 31 for the most deadly chemical...
[中英对照] Washington Week: Renewed Focus on 'Obamacare'
The coming week will see renewed focus on President Barack Obama’s signature health care law amid a reported end-of-year surge in people wh...
Political Turmoil Threatens Turkey's Government, Economy
Turkey's government has been hit with a corruption scandal that appears to be part of a political rivalry.
Price of Oil Hits 100 a Barrel
The price for a barrel of oil rose above $100 Friday amid concerns over instability in Libya and South Sudan, plus a growing U.S. demand for...
California Youth Get Taste of Winter at Museum
Snow is a part of winter in many parts of the United States, but it's a distant reality in temperate areas of the country. In Pasadena, Cal...
Turkish Corruption Scandal Fallout Could Spread Across Region
A corruption scandal rocking Turkey forced sudden turnover in the cabinet of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As uncertainty spreads, th...
Climate Change Real, Human-Caused
2013 was among the hottest years ever, spurred by the highest accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere on record.
Volunteers Bring Holiday Cheer to LA's Poor, Homeless
Volunteers brought holiday cheer on Christmas Eve to residents of a poor Los Angeles neighborhood known as Skid Row. As Mike O'Sullivan rep...
[中英对照] Young Egyptians Defy Politics, Weather to Practice Parkour
A law recently passed in Egypt makes it illegal for groups of more than 10 people to gather. However, every Friday a group of young men meet...
Africa Terrorism Threat Remains
2013 appears to have been the year the world woke up to African terrorism. Military gains against Islamist extremists in places like Mali a...
N. Korean Defectors Celebrate Christmas
North Korea, an atheist one-party state, does not allow celebrations of Christmas or other religious holidays. But, many North Korean defect...
Despite Deep Discounts, US Malls See Fewer Holiday Shoppers
Despite deep discounts and longer shopping hours, some malls are reporting fewer consumers and shorter shopping lines in the final days lead...
[中英对照] Middle East Turmoil Sparks Unease in Israel
The year 2013 saw more upheaval in the Middle East as the effects continued from popular uprisings in a half-dozen countries. For Israel thi...
Pastoral Societies Seek Place Amid Change
Pastoralist communities around the world often live at the margins of modern day states, but pastoralist leaders maintain that their traditi...
Top 5 Songs for Week Ending Dec. 28
We’re spotlighting the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, for the week ending Dec. 28, 2013
US Re-balance to Asia Overshadowed by Tensions With China
The United States moved to pivot military, diplomatic and economic resources toward Asia in 2013, but the policy was sidetracked by bickerin...
[中英对照] Global Economic Outlook Is Stronger in 2014
The global economy may be entering a new phase as the year draws to a close. New data suggest some of the uncertainty that has characterized...
President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address
Education Report - How Well is English Spoken Worldwide?
Restaurants to Offer Free Food from Leftovers
World's First Nuclear Fusion Reactor 50 Percent Complete
New Year's Traditions Around the World
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How Will You 'Ring in the New Year?'
S. Korean President Calls Sex Slave Deal with Japan Problematic
Those We Said Goodbye to in 2017
'Feathertop,' by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Ukraine, Pro-Russian Forces Trade Prisoners to Mark the New Year
90 Percent of Kenyan Students Failed Secondary Exams
President Obama Pushes On For Innovation
American Stories - Short Story: ‘The Lady, or the Tiger?’
Science in the News - Ancient Footprints Let Experts Step Back in Time
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