A year after surging into parliament, lawmakers from the far-right AfD party have upended the normally staid world of German politics, with provocations and insults now the order of the day in the venerable Bundestag.
When investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed on September 15, 2008, Axel Weber â then the president of Germanyâs central bank and a top official at the European Central Bank â had a helicopter-view of the mayhem that followed, in the form of the worst global recession since the 1930s.
Hi-tech, cheap â and quiet. Thailand may have blazed the trail with its fleet of solar-powered tuk-tuks, but West Africa is catching up. The Ivorian resort of Jacqueville is betting on sun-powered three-wheelers as it looks to replace traditional but noisy and dirty bush taxis.
After years of rampant growth in the manufacturing sector â which helped drive up wages and the standard of living across the country â demand for workers has been outstripping supply. Given the increasingly competitive and tight labour market, childcare is helping to give some Chinese manufacturers an edge when it comes to attracting emplo
Although Thailand has hosted tens of thousands of Myanmar refugees in âtemporary sheltersâ along the Myanmar border for more than three decades now, Thai authorities are often surprised to learn that there are other refugees in need of protection in Thailand.
It was a lot easier to defend the âIron Ladyâ when she was under house arrest, but let me try now. We can start by considering the jailing of the Reuters reporters in Myanmar and Donald Trumpâs regular and vicious attacks on the media altogether. In other words, we must bring the US president into the equation in defence of Aung San Suu Kyi.
Just 20 days after Asean celebrated its 51st anniversary, the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar reported on August 28 that genocide and other atrocities had been committed by the military in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan states.
In 24 hoursâ time South Koreaâs President Moon Jae-in will land in Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Meanwhile the United States and North Korea are working to set up a second meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim.