[中英对照] Economist: Long Painful Recession in Store for Russia
Russia's battered currency fell sharply again this week after a government report showed the economy had shrunk in November, the first such...
Israeli-Palestinian Divide Deepens in Turbulent Year
A series of events in 2014 heightened tensions between Israelis and Palestinians to levels not seen in years, and the new year portends even...
[中英对照] MIT Scientists: Robots Will Soon Be Able to Run Like Cheetahs
Scientists have been experimenting with four-legged robots for years, trying to see if they could be used as pack animals for carrying heavy...
Ebola Devastates W. Africa, Horrifies World in 2014
In 2014, the Ebola virus erupted in West Africa. The epidemic remains a humanitarian crisis of epic proportion. More than 20,000 people like...
Russian Moves Provide New Mission for NATO
Russia’s more aggressive military posture in Europe during the past year has pushed NATO to take new steps to strengthen its defenses, prov...
Analysts: Ukraine's Challenges Are Also Russia's
Ukraine's pro-European revolution succeeded this year in replacing its Russia-backed president with leaders favoring European integration. ...
Islamic State Emergence Transformed Syria, Iraq in 2014
The emergence of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria as a potent force in early 2014 changed the dynamics of the region.
US Political Shift Could Affect Iran Talks
Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to resolve Iran’s nuclear crisis are continuing into 2015 after Iran and six world powers failed t...
Space Technology Had Great Achievements, Some Setbacks in 2014
Biggest achievement of 2014 came in later half of year, when Rosetta launched a probe named Philae that made the first soft landing on a com...
[中英对照] Mombasa in Holiday Tourism Slump Due to Security Fears
Kenya's usually popular beachside tourist destination of Mombasa is seeing a much slower holiday season this year due to fears of insecurit...
[中英对照] Russians Head Into Holiday Facing Economic Malaise
Russian preparations for the New Year holiday are clouded by economic recession and a tumbling currency, the ruble. Nonetheless, people in t...
For Somalis, 2014 Marked by Political Instability Within Government
While Somalia has long been torn apart by warfare and violence, this year one of the country's biggest challenges has come from within the ...
[中英对照] Water Shortages in Lebanon Devastate Syrian Refugees
In a region choking from dwindling water supplies, Lebanon has long been regarded as one of the few places where there is enough. But in rec...
US Expected to See Ripple Effects of Fed's Stimulus
Most experts say the U.S. Federal Reserve's massive bond-buying program that ended in October helped stablilize the U.S. economy, but it al...
[中英对照] Opening Trade With Cuba Bittersweet for Some
President Barack Obama's decision to ease restrictions on U.S. trade with Cuba is attracting a lot of attention from the business community...
Medical Advances, Breakthroughs Promise Improved Treatments
Medical researchers in 2014 reported interesting advances and even breakthroughs in the use of technology to help patients suffering from di...
[中英对照] 10 Years After Tsunami, Fishermen Still Feel Slighted
When the massive Indian Ocean tsunami hit Thailand’s coast 10 years ago, the world saw images of huge waves hitting scenic beachside resort...
Khat Import Bans Cause Economic Hardship for African Farmers
Kenyan farmers are starting to pull out fields of khat -- a leafy green plant chewed as a stimulant in the Horn of Africa and in some Arab s...
Only Hospital in Sudan's S. Kordofan Struggles to Treat Patients
The rebel-held areas of Sudan's Nuba Mountains have been under blockade since the start of a civil war in 2011 — with the Sudanese governm...
Trade Talks Could Heat Up in 2015
With boosting trade a top priority for the Obama administration, 2015 may be the year that an agreement is finally reached on the Trans Pac...
President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address
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