Taiwan does not like garbage and it does not like litterbugs. Through several innovative programs, the island's government is well on its way to eliminating both. With the help of its high-technology experts, Taiwan hopes to become a zero-waste society by 2020. The government says it already has eliminated 65 percent of its garbage and turned waste into recyclable, profitable goods.
European Union Justice and Home Affairs ministers say they want to improve the means to fight extremism and anti-semitism in Europe, including a possible ban on Nazi symbols. The move comes one day after Holocaust commemorations and in the wake of a swastika controversy in Britain.
A new report warns of the possible link between AIDS orphans and future terrorists. The report was presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Ukraine's Supreme Court is scheduled to meet Thursday to review another election appeal filed by the losing presidential candidate, Viktor Yanukovych. This will delay the official announcement of winner in the December 26 presidential re-run election.
The war on terror is a key term when defining the US foreign policy, or the interaction between West and East. A very used and sometimes even exploited word, yet without a clear definition. Should the terrorism be defined by the manner it acts, or by its purpose?
As the death toll continues to climb in the wake of Sunday's earthquake-triggered tsunami, the world is witnessing the biggest-ever mobilization of international aid for a natural disaster.
Even before the invasion of Iraq, a triangle of interests have developed in the region; the pro-Israel lobby, the Arab oil states lobby and the United States increasing economical interest in the region.
Democratic presidential contender John Kerry urged President Bush Thursday to ask other nations to share in the responsibility of rebuilding Iraq as one response to the upsurge in violence there. During a campaign appearance in Wisconsin, Senator Kerry continued his criticism of the president's handling of the situation in Iraq.
Human rights activists held a rally in front of the United Nations in New York on Thursday. They are calling on the world body to support a U.S. draft resolution urging China to allow investigations of reports that it is repressing freedom of expression and religion.
New York's first electric underground train was an instant hit. The subway opened in Manhattan a century ago. The number of routes quickly grew, as did the number of riders. Not only did the subway help New Yorkers get around, but it also allowed communities to form along its route.