A property agent friend rang last week with two bits of news she wanted to discuss.
Friday, November 16, 2012
UNITED NATIONS - A United Nations (UN) report just released said inadequate efforts by the world body to protect civilians during the bloody final months of Sri Lanka's civil war marked a "grave failure" that led to suffering for hundreds of thousands of people.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Sunday, November 04, 2012
It is not uncommon to hear Indonesians say that their country would likely have been far better off today had it been colonised by the British rather than the Dutch, but few are aware that, for five years in the early 1800s, the British were in charge of Java and left a legacy that continues to rankle.
Thursday, November 01, 2012
JESPER Koll, an economist who has lived in Japan for 26 years, says it is not easy for him to keep faith in a country that is shrinking, ageing, stuck in protracted economic gloom and losing fast ground to China as the region's dominant power.