Tears for a Dying World

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of talks on Wednesday in Jakarta. | KYODO

Xi and Abe meet amid tentative thaw in ties

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of talks on Wednesday in Jakarta. | KYODO   What a difference five months can make. Despite a relationship overshadowed by Japan’s wartime past and a territorial dispute over islands in the East China Sea, the leaders...

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 14: In this photo illustration the new smart phone taxi app 'Uber' shows how to select a pick up location at Atocha Station on October 14, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. 'Uber' application started to operate in Madrid last September despite Taxi drivers claim it is an illegal activity and its drivers currently operate without a license. 'Uber' is an American based company which is quickly expanding to some of the main cities from around the world. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Brussels to become first city in continental Europe to allow Uber

  In a small victory with large symbolism, Brussels could soon drive change in continental Europe by becoming the first city to embrace the ride-sharing service Uber. Legislation currently being drafted by Brussels mobility minister Pascal Smet, and expected to be passed by January 2016, would turn Uber’s 700 drivers...

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras (L) talks with the head of the Russian energy giant Gazprom, Alexei Miller (L) during their meeting in Athens, Greece, on 21 April 2015. The main issue of the discussion will be the new pipeline that will bring natural gas from Turkey via Greece to Central Europe. The investment for the construction of the Greek section of the pipeline is estimated at 2 billion euros and its implementation will improve the supply safety for the Greek market, create new work positions and upgrade geopolitically the country. EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU

Gazprom and Greece make eyes at each other in Athens.

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras (L) talks with the head of the Russian energy giant Gazprom, Alexei Miller (L) during their meeting in Athens, Greece, on 21 April 2015. The main issue of the discussion will be the new pipeline that will bring natural gas from Turkey via Greece...

Greece running out of money

Greece ‘running out of money’ as Europe remains stubborn

Interest rates on five-year Greek bonds have risen to record highs and are at levels that signal expectations of a debt default or writedown. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters   The head of the Eurogroup of finance ministers has said Greece is running out of money as hopes of a deal to...

CHANGING TIMES; Chinese President Xi Jinping, second left, attends the inauguration ceremony for a project named Green Parliament and designed to provide the Pakistani Parliament House with solar energy in Islamabad on Tuesday. (AP)

Security fears for China-Pakistan corridor as Xi ends visit

CHANGING TIMES; Chinese President Xi Jinping, second left, attends the inauguration ceremony for a project named Green Parliament and designed to provide the Pakistani Parliament House with solar energy in Islamabad on Tuesday. (AP)   ISLAMABAD: Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday hailed a $46 billion economic corridor as a “historic...

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