A French newspaper has published Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that have stirred outrage in the Muslim world. France-Soir newspaper says it is simply defending freedom of expression.
President Bush, in his annual State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday, described Iran as a nation held hostage by a small clerical elite that is isolating and repressing its people. It is, he said, a regime
Lines are snaking out the door of the U.S. Consulate in Paris, as would-be French travelers to America wait to get newly required visas. The problem: the French government has yet to issue special biometric passports. Without such a passport, travelers are now required to have a visa. That's translating into a major loss for the French tourism industry.
Executives from the U.S. Internet giant Google have been called to testify next month before congressional lawmakers in Washington. Google has just launched a China-based version of its search-engine website that censors information the Chinese government deems sensitive.
Midtown Comics in Manhattan is mostly a man's world. Customers browsing rows of action-hero-filled comic books are almost exclusively young men. The magazine rack holds only the likes of Details and Sports Illustrated. Store clerks are all male, too.
Beth Wallace was stopped at a traffic light when a truck pulled up next to her. As she took a sip from her thermos of coffee, Wallace, 32, a San Francisco resident, glanced at the driver, who turned his head and returned the stare.
When the Chief of Mossad, Meir Dagan is saying loud and clear that ?Iran is the central problem of the Middle East? - people should better listen. His declaration come right after President Bush inaugural speech for a second term in the White House, when he promised to ?spread freedom to the darkest corners of the world.?
Representatives from more than 40 countries have failed to agree on the location for a new tsunami and disaster warning center for the Indian Ocean. Thailand's case to host the center faced strong resistance from rivals Indonesia and India.
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.
OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, is not expected to make any big changes in production quotas at a meeting Sunday in Vienna.