Middle-class Chinese are reining in spending amid the economic slowdown, damaging the ruling party’s hopes to push consumer spending as a new engine of growth.
The faltering Chinese financial markets pose such a threat to American interests that a strategy of chiding Beijing over human rights or cyberattacks seems risky.
The government is keeping failing factories on life support in an effort to maintain social stability, but the policy may hinder a return to healthy growth.
The escalating death toll has highlighted the bloc’s failure to quit squabbling and come up with a unified plan for a crisis months in the making.
The agreement “was by no means something achieved on the negotiating table,” North Korea’s official news media quotes the country’s leader as saying.
As landmark elections approach, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate, is being openly criticized by activists, commentators and intellectuals.
A project to digitize Taliban documents was shelved by the British Library after the institution determined that publishing the collection could breach antiterrorism laws.
The announcement did not detail the accusations against the two employees of People’s Daily’s online operation.
Mohamed Soltan, who had been arrested at an Islamist protest, has argued to American officials that Egypt’s mass incarcerations are radicalizing youth and damaging United States interests.
The verdict came after a trial revealed the backslapping sexual culture among some students at one of the nation’s most exclusive boarding schools.
Since New Horizons beamed back photos of Pluto, the question has loomed: What’s next? More than 1,600 Times readers shared their ideas.
Just over a year after being acquitted of charges in a phone-hacking and bribery scandal, a longtime protégé of Rupert Murdoch is set to take on a senior role in his company.
The beloved star of the Berlin Zoo drowned in 2011 in his enclosure after a seizure caused by a treatable form of encephalitis thought to affect only humans.
The narrator of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel is a Vietnamese Army captain exiled in Los Angeles, a hit man, a spy and a movie consultant.
Hurling can be likened to a mash-up of lacrosse, field hockey and baseball, but, in truth, it’s a game all its own.