By Min Lee The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong passed its first-ever minimum wage law last Saturday, a rare departure from the wealthy Chinese financial hub’s free-market philosophy. The move was hailed by union workers as a victory for the territory’s underpaid working class. No rate has yet been set, but it […]
The 18th annual Tribal Journeys of the Pacific Northwest will be held in Neah Bay, a fishing village where the Makah Indian reservation lies, on July 19.
By Emma Vandore The Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Immigration to rich countries dropped during the global economic crisis, reversing five years of annual increases as the demand for labor fell, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said on June 12. A report showed that 4.4 million people migrated to the OECD’s 31 member […]
Natalie Pennington works on her muscles at the gym and on cavities at the office. As a professional fitness competitor, Pennington spends much of her free time training. As a full-time dentist, she spends her days working on patients. Pennington competes in the bikini division of the International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) — a major federation for bodybuilding competitors.
Japan’s coast guard arrested an anti-whaling activist from New Zealand on Friday for boarding a whaling ship without permission last month, in the latest incident in the ongoing battle over Japanese whaling …
Used, perhaps abused and now tossed away. Chinese officials’ treatment of Olympic gymnast Dong Fangxiao, found to have been underage when China fielded her at the Sydney Games in 2000, really makes the blood boil.
She has books piled in a bin outside her cubicle at work. She has books stacked in boxes under her desk. She has heaps of books in her apartment and bundles of books in her car. She has boxes and boxes and more boxes of books stacked in a corner of a friend’s office. Children’s books, history books, computer books, science books, memoirs, biographies, fiction, non-fiction. From math to romance.
CHA-AM, Thailand (AP) — Tibet’s exiled Dalai Lama is an “honored guest” in India and will not be barred from visiting a disputed border area despite China’s strong protests, India’s prime minister said Sunday, Oct. 27, after talks with the Chinese premier.
JEJU, South Korea (AP) — Y.E. Yang played baseball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball as a child.
PARIS (AP) — The French are living up to their image as lovers of food and, according to a survey, can add a new love to the mix: sleep. In fact, the French excel at the two leisure activities, spending more time at table and in bed than many other nations.