RANONG, Thailand - A Reuters investigation in three countries has uncovered a clandestine policy to remove Rohingya refugees from Thailand's immigration detention centers and deliver them to human traffickers waiting at sea. Full Article
SYDNEY - Asian markets were mostly under water on Thursday as never-ending speculation about the fate of U.S. stimulus lifted bond yields globally, while Japanese shares struggled to find their footing after a spill.
BEIJING - China's new air defense identification zone over the East China Sea has caused "significant" unease in the region, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said, adding he had stated Washington's firm objection to the move during talks in Beijing. Full Article | Video
DETROIT - The auction house Christie's put a price tag on one of Detroit's highest-profile city assets, its share of the Detroit Institute of Arts collection, stating that nearly 3,000 works controlled by the city are worth between $452 million and $866 million. Full Article
Dec. 4 - Around 100 sex workers gather outside the French parliament after lawmakers pass a law to impose fines on prostitution clients. Colette Luke reports.
While conventional fast-food companies like McDonald’s are getting heat for paying their workers a less-than-living wage, the reality is that what are perceived as more upscale businesses are not doing much better by many of their employees. Commentary
We have always had policy differences among the states. That's what federalism means. What's happening here is that the divergence between red America and blue America is growing. Progressive states and conservative states are moving farther and farther apart in their policies, just as they are in their politics. Commentary
Problems like global warming, with effects measured over centuries, might mean more to today’s policymakers if they knew they were going to personally face the consequences. The longer people expect to live, the more abstract concepts become practical concerns. Commentary
A video game called 'School Shooting,' backing the video gaming industry, and a qualified lawyer on hold
Is there really a video game in which a player controls a character who enters a school and shoots at students? Commentary
From the U.S. perspective, Australia is ideally positioned as a gatekeeper over contested waters and preserving crisis stability in Asia. From Australia's perspective, the bilateral interests are converging in security matters, but diverging in trade and investment. Commentary