A Hong Kong-based labor union threatened to launch wide-scale strikes, so that its union workforce could earn a 2% hike in wages for being asked to "smile on the job." The union contends that smiling was not stipulated in contracts as "job duties."
Russian President Vladimir Putin offered Gerard Depardieu, a French actor, a Russian passport on Thursday, announcing he would welcome the 63-year-old celebrity who has been embroiled in a bitter dispute with the French Socialist government.
Laura Ingraham appeared on Fox News to announce that a "well-placed conservative voice" claims that U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R.-Wi.) is in line to replace Rep. John Boehner (R.-Oh.) as Speaker of the House.
As much of the world has suspected, L.A. (Lower Alabama) has become premier stomping grounds for global jihadists seeking to unleash a new wave or radical Islamist terrorism. Many Alabamans have joined in on the 'roll tide' of terror cells and getting their groove on with sharia law.
President Barack Obama will utilize a unique strategy to narrow the U.S.-China trade gap. To reduce massive trade deficits, he has called for dockworkers nationwide to go on strike to shut down ports to prevent a flood of imports into the country.
BEIJING: Maybe it’s only me, but does it seem the Christmas Season holiday spirit this year appears more gloomy than merry? Perhaps, it’s because I’m a U.S. citizen who now lives in Beijing, but this will be my third time to celebrate the holidays here in the country, and I don’t ever recall a time when such an air of sadness seemed to prevail at this time of year.
BEIJING:Buddhists texts say that all life is sacred, which explains why many Buddhists are vegetarians, since they don’t want to be held responsible for the deaths of even animals. Accordingly, suicide is forbidden for its religious followers, and particularly for Buddhist monks.
Well, the much-anticipated date of December 21, 2012 is coming and some people think cataclysmic events may occur on that day. But does the Mayan calendar really correspond with the same dates of our contemporary calendar?
What nation ranks number 1 for having the world's most unhappy people? Well, if you think the answer would be: North Korea, Somalia or Iran then you would be mistaken. Singapore is considered to be saddest place on earth, according to a global Gallup poll.