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Loaded Long Johns: What This Central Banker’s Undergarments Have to Do with China’s Economy

When Chinese central banker Zhou Xiaochuan spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, he sparked an unusual question among central-bank watchers at home: Was he wearing his feeling about China’s monetary policy on his sle...

China Trumps U.S. for Foreign Investment

China became the world’s top destination for foreign direct investment in 2014, edging the U.S. out of that position for the first time since 2003, according to figures released Thursday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Hong Kong ranked 11 internationally for safety

24 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Hong Kong has come in at number 11 on the Economist's Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual report, divided into several factors, including digital, health, infrastructure, and personal safety, on the world's Safe Cities Index. [ more › ]

Chinese-Buffett Deal Food for Thought for Seekers of U.S. Visas

What was once the only skyscraper in Rockford, Ill., is getting an overhaul under an urban-renewal program that is bringing together Warren Buffett and Chinese investors looking for a U.S. visa.

Hungry in Hangzhou? McDonald’s Applies to Lease Taiwan Leader’s Home

For years, local authorities in the Chinese city of Hangzhou have put Taiwan leader Chiang Ching-kuo's former home up for rent. Now they have a taker: McDonald's.

Armed Man Reportedly Enters Dutch National Broadcaster

(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — The director of Dutch national broadcaster NOS says an armed man entered the building of the broadcaster and demanded airtime on television. Jan de Jong, director of the NOS, told national radio “Someone got into the building” and added that the man had been detained. The Thursday evening edition of the…

The 32 Most Surprising Photos of the Month

From fireworks in Munich to tiger cubs in London, TIME shares the most outrageous images from January 2015

European Police Face Being Outgunned By Jihadis with Assault Rifles

Police pistols are no match for assault rifles such as those carried by the Paris gunmen

Gas Blast at Mexico City Children’s Hospital Injures Dozens

Mancera said the blast apparently was caused by a leak in the hose carrying gas from the truck to the hospital

Iraq Shrugs Off Low Prices, Boosts Output To Record Levels

More is on the way as Iraq plans on doubling oil exports from its fields in the north near the city of Kirkuk

When Will Oil Markets Find a Bottom?

No one really knows the answer, but the data suggests that prices will find a bottom as soon as this balancing is felt by the market. Or not

Dalai Lama Will Attend 2015 National Prayer Breakfast

The event is expected to mark the first time that President Obama has appeared in public with the Tibetan leader

Obama’s Awkward Farewell to Hagel

The President pushed his Pentagon chief, then praised him.

New Deadline Approaches in ISIS Hostage Crisis

The cases of the Japanese hostage, the Jordanian pilot and the Iraqi prisoner held in Jordan have become intertwined in recent days

Murdered Argentine Prosecutor ‘Didn’t Trust His Bodyguards’

Diego Lagomarsino had been in hiding since Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

Kabul Suicide Bomber Strikes Funeral For Taliban Victims and Kills 16

Insurgents are increasingly targeting local police and Afghan forces after most foreign troops withdrew at the end of last month

Soldier and newlywed wife share brief exchange as his unit passes through

13 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A soldier and his wife shared a brief but sweet encounter on January 24 as his troop passed through her county, marking the first time they've seen each other since their wedding in October. The romantic meeting has won over web users as it's made the rounds on Chinese social media. [ more › ]

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