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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to China’s Liu Xiaobo, in absentia. See the image that says it all.

 
Monday, November 29, 2010 | 10:00 AM
South Korean marines salute their fellow troops killed in a North Korean bombardment, during a memorial service in South Korea, Nov. 24, 2010. (AP)

All eyes on the Korean peninsula. We look at the latest.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

From “Why the West Rules — For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future,” by Ian Morris. Chapter 1: Before East and West What Is the West? “When a man is tired of London,” said Samuel Johnson, “he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life […]

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Willard, head of U.S. Pacific Command, said U.S.-China military relations remain “problematic.” And asked about whether repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” could work, he said, “I think so.”

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Secretary of State Clinton spoke Wednesday about U.S. policy in Asia — part of the administration’s push over the coming weeks in that region. We’ve excerpted her comments on China, climate change, defense, and more.

 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Indian Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress party leader Mamata Banerjee speaks during a rally marking Martyr's Day, Calcutta, India, July 21, 2010. (AP Photo)

We look at “Monsoon Asia” on the rise with big world watcher Robert Kaplan. Plus, the FT’s Ed Luce previews President Obama’s India trip.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Following our Wednesday interview, top Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan answered a few more questions – on China’s rise, Africa as a “lost continent,” and women in politics.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

On Point has covered many facets of China’s emergence on the world stage. Today marks another watershed moment in this complex story, as the Nobel Prize has gone to a leading dissident. We post the announcement and President Obama’s statement.

 
Monday, October 4, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Rare earth minerals

The latest news is that China, which has a monopoly on rare earth elements, is tightening its export limits in 2011. The metals are essential to everything from cell phones to hybrid cars. We’ve surveyed the whole dynamic.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, left, is greeted by Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan in Beijing, May 2010. (AP)

U.S.-China tensions over currency and trade are reaching a high pitch. We look at whether or not a showdown with China would boost, or bust, the American economy.

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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with Mark Wilson, event political speaker chairperson, with his wife Elain Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., Saturday, August 4, 2012. (AP)

Nine weeks counting now to the midterm elections. We’ll look at the key races and the stakes.

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Confederate spymaster Rose O'Neal Greenhow, pictured with her daughter "Little" Rose in Washington, D.C.'s Old Capitol Prison in 1862. (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

True stories of daring women during the Civil War. Best-selling author Karen Abbott shares their exploits in a new book: “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.”

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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) recovers a fumble by Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson (3) in the second quarter of the NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP)

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This Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows a mural in in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago dedicated to the history of the Pullman railcar company and the significance for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP)

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Friday, Aug 29, 2014

On hypothetical questions, Beyoncé and the unending flow of social media.

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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

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