Welcome to another week of news and happy lunar new year!!
This week we’ve got a first from lady leadership, the spread of ISIS in Southeast Asia, and Oscar-winning female directors inspiring change.
News outlets in the States are currently dominated by news that makes my progressive heart happy: the SCOTUS rulings saving an essential portion of the Affordable Care Act, marriage equality in all 50 states, and fair housing. Not to mention a real life superhero by the name of Bree Newsome. There’s still big news elsewhere so […]
Now the news…
Much of this week’s news focuses on the meeting of world leaders in Asia and Australia for the G20 Summit. There is other news going on, but that’s what’s dominating the headlines.
Hello unicorns! This weekend, the big news dominating headlines and airwaves is the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. President Obama is going and there’s chatter about how he’ll be received after the mid-term elections.
Hello, I hope you have all had a great weekend. I’m writing this on Father’s Day and while I think the perception is that it is mainly celebrated in the West, many Asian countries have a day dedicated to fathers. However, it is generally not a public holiday and the dates may differ. Here is […]
Hello my fellow Persephoneers, I hope the weekend was a good one and that your holiday went well if you celebrate. There was some major happenings in Asia over the last few days, including North Korea declaring war on its southern counterpart and freaking everyone out because, you know, long-range nuclear weapons.
Hey y’all! This week is going to be a short and sweet, a la news appetizers Asian style. Hope everyone has a good week.
Hello! This column has been on hiatus while I was on my winter vacation in the Philippines. It’s a beautiful country and I highly recommend going if you ever get the chance. Inevitably, there were many news stories that happened in the interim so I’m going to start fresh since catching up will take too long. So […]