As the United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions on Russia over the unrest in eastern Ukraine, China has been able to stand apart and gain concrete advantages, experts on foreign policy say.
The revised edition of the Standard Dictionary of Modern Chinese has just been released, and with it, more than 100 new terms — many slang or online neologisms — have been granted admission into the august realm of official Chinese lexicons.
FRISCO — I wasn’t sure that I’d ever see this level of activism on climate change in my lifetime, but the message that global warming poses a clear and present danger — an existential threat — seems to be finally sinking in. Along with President Barack Obama’s direct language on climate in his inaugural address, the continued warnings from civic leaders, planners and scientists are adding up to an almost universal awareness that action is needed sooner rather than later.
Iraqi troops and militias aided by U.S. airstrikes broke through a two-month siege of the town of Amerli on Sunday, opening up a humanitarian corridor to thousands of Shiite Turkmen who had been trapped by Sunni militants and deprived of food, water and medicine.
Asked what needs to change to improve the Rockies' production away from Coors Field, Weiss said: "That's the million-dollar question. It's something we've had to deal with in Colorado since we've had a club."
An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago.