Over this past week, I had some interesting conversations with colleagues who are also health care professionals.
The light at the end of the recession tunnel is distant and dim for the nation’s cities, according to a survey by the National League of Cities. While optimistic federal officials hint at an economic turnaround, city finance officers say the picture remains bleak for city governments. This is chiefly because a top source of municipal income — property tax revenue — tends to lag behind changes in the market
The Argentina Supreme Court was deliberating a case Tuesday that would decriminalize possessing small quantities of some drugs, which would make Argentina the second Latin American country in the past four days to allow personal use.
Visitors to the Basilica of the National Shrine in northeast Washington often do a double take when they see Newt Gingrich and his familiar shock of white hair slip into a pew for the noon Mass on Sundays. The former Speaker of the House is known for many things, but religious zeal is not one of them. In fact, the social conservatives who fueled his Republican revolution in 1994 often complained about Gingrich’s lack of interest in issues like abortion or school prayer.
Yin Jui-rong was one of the lucky ones.
Homebuilders are getting back to work. Is that good news for the housing market
After several delays, the trial of Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi entered its final phase Friday as lawyers began delivering closing arguments under tight security at Yangon’s Insein Prison. A verdict was not expected Friday.
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Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war between the government and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam came to a dramatic end in May with a decisive military victory and the killing of Velupillai Prabhakaran, the Tigers’ fearsome leader. President Mahinda Rajapaksa is the man who tamed the Tigers
The trial in Myanmar of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi drew closer to an end Friday with testimony from the last witness and the scheduling of closing arguments. After completing a seven-hour examination of Suu Kyi’s final defense witness, the court announced that closing arguments will be heard July 24. Nyan Win, Suu Kyi’s lawyer, said the legal team has finished drafting arguments, which totaled 18 pages.