Pudong marks 25 dramatic years

The Pudong New Area in Shanghai is marking its 25th anniversary ― rising from rural farmland to become an engine for economic and social development in the city and the nation.During this time, with the area’s skyline changing r...

Department stores and disappearing shoppers

A typical weekday evening in town in a major department store will see empty floors and sometimes more staff than shoppers.What ails retail in Singapore, especially in big department stores?Major department stores are vocal in the...

[Photo News] Migrant boat disaster

Rescuers help children disembark in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, Monday. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued on Sunday by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait while they were trying to cross. (Re...

[Newsmaker] Opposition wins Finnish election, ousts P.M.

HELSINKI ― Finland’s opposition Center Party won Sunday’s general election, ousting Prime Minister Alexander Stubb’s left-right coalition after a campaign dominated by the country’s economic woes.Center Party leader Juha Sipi...