June 20, 2000 |
Six locations popular as tax havens with Americans and Europeans have promised to end within five years the practices that gave them that reputation.
August 25, 1992 |
Imagine a world in which Scotland gains independence from Britain and Italy divides in half. Russia and China both fragment into a dizzying array of new states, while Canada disappears altogether. Along the way, a host of new states--including Samiland, Pushtunistan, and Zululand--are born. And those are only a few of the possibilities that a panel of eminent political geographers predicted for the next decade as the world map is redrawn.
November 12, 1991
The "three Chinas"--China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--will join the 12 other member nations of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation organization when they begin work here today on additional cooperative projects designed to bring the region together economically. The three-day meeting marks the first time that all three nations have joined an international economic organization. APEC was established in 1989 under the leadership of Australia with strong U.S. backing. Secretary of State James A.
April 18, 2004 |
Suspected Taliban rebels fired rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns at a checkpoint manned by Afghan soldiers in a remote southwestern region, killing eight troops in a nighttime attack, the area's governor said today. The attackers were riding in three station wagons when they were stopped at the checkpoint. They initially pretended to be ordinary travelers, but jumped out of the cars and opened fire when troops approached, Nimruz Gov. Abdul Karim Baravi said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1998
Officials from 21 nations are trekking to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to spend the next 10 days sorting out regional economic policies and priorities. This year's meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization, known as APEC, occurs as the region struggles to recover from the economic tidal wave that leveled South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia and other Asian nations.
August 4, 1992 |
Its Composition In some ways, Asia's newest region is anything but new. With languages and peoples that span borders, the area taps into longstanding cultural and historic connections, even some old empires. Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Kirghiz and Turkmens all speak a Turkic-based language, a holdover from the days of Turkestan, an empire first molded in medieval days by Genghis Khan and Tamerlane.