No more lobster: China's new leader bans official extravagance
elite foreign universities -- have become the biggest sources of public anger at the ruling Communist Party. They serve as a stark reminder of the unfairness of a system that's enabled a small fraction of people with high-level political connections to
New UN resolutions prompt North Korea to issue stark warning to South Korea
North Korea issued a stark warning to South Korea Tuesday that if its international allies continue to push for tougher United Nations resolutions, the country
Chavez's return spurs doubts, new speculation
showed Chavez smiling as he reclined in a bed, with two of his daughters beside him. The lack of images or messages has been a stark change for a leader who used to speak on television almost every day for hours at a time. Opposition newspaper editor Teodoro
White House Continues to Warn Against Sequestration
provoked one near crisis after another since the summer of 2011. In recent weeks the White House has sought to highlight in stark terms the disruptions that would begin on Friday if federal programs are cut. On Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet
Horrifying crash at Daytona exposes risks to fans
horrifying crash on the last lap of a race at Daytona International Speedway injured at least 30 fans Saturday and provided another stark reminder of what can happen when a car going nearly 200 mph is suddenly launched toward the spectator areas. The victims were
Zags cruise past San Diego, clinch WCC regular season title
had a game-high 19 points for the Toreros (13-16, 6-8), who have dropped their past four games. This game was in stark contrast to the Feb. 2 matchup in San Diego that saw the Bulldogs barely escape with a 65-63 victory that was capped on a
Will Obama and the Pentagon do the right thing when the sequester arrives?
redevelopment. The sequester is law and will take effect Friday. In the face of continued defense cuts, Pentagon leaders face a stark choice: they can continue to do business as usual, raiding readiness and modernization or make the tougher but ultimately
Steven Spielberg to head Cannes jury this year
prestigious of its kind, the festival has always established the motion picture as a cross cultural and generational medium." At last year's Cannes festival, Michael Haneke won the top prize with his stark film about love and death, "Amour."