Encounters with espionage agents are always edgy and intriguing. Aside from the thrill of a clandestine rendezvous, there is also the fact that many are rather dishy in person and often have hefty expense allowances.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been received with warmth and enthusiasm on her 17-day visit to the United States, which began on September 17. Her years of perseverance and dedication to the cause of democracy have deservingly earned such recognition.
America's interminable election campaign has spawned many quirky spin-offs and one has been a focus on the writer Ayn Rand. It began when Paul Ryan, the Republican vice-presidential contender, extolled Rand’s fiercely individualistic libertarian philosophy.
SEX, lies and videotape. It was once a famous movie, but over the past week it has turned into real life. An anti-Islamic video called the Innocence of Muslims, which makes Pussy Riot’s gig in the cathedral seem like a children’s prank, has ignited riots around the world.