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Barack Obama tells Xi Jinping China must improve its human rights record

US President Barack Obama told Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping on Tuesday that Beijing must play by the same trade rules as other major world powers and vowed to keep pressing China to clean up its human rights record. China’s Vice President Xi Jinping shakes hands with President Barack Obama Photo: REUTERS/Jason Reed tag –> 7:53AM GMT 15 Feb 2012 Comments ...

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China Sentences A Tibetan Writer to Two Years In Prison

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Dharamshala: – The Chinese clamp-down on the Tibetan intellectual diaspora continues to gather momentum. Chinese authorities in Central Tibet (Ch: Tibet Autonomous Region) have sentenced a Tibetan author to a two-year jail term on charges of writing a book about the 2008 mass protests in Tibet, according to a report received on February ...

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Manolo Blahnik unveils J.Crew collaboration

Manolo Blahnik unveiled his debut team-up with US retailer J.Crew at the latter’s New York Fashion Week show February 14, with the coveted styles set to sell online and in stores.

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Vera Wang explores yin and yang at NY fashion week

Feather-light layers of organza and chiffon spilling over Bermuda shorts? It sounds like an odd combination, but Vera Wang pulled it off with panache Tuesday at New York fashion week.

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Standing tall amidst the ruins – sport star

sport star Standing tall amidst the ruinssport starDuring the tour of the West Indies last year, Kohli did concede that he knew of the chatter in the cricketing circles of his nocturnal activities. He looked back at his own career and was determined to change people's perception of him. and more »

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Walsh proposes solution for regional cricket – Antigua Observer

Walsh proposes solution for regional cricketAntigua Observer(Photo by Digicelcricket) ST JOHN'S, Antigua – Former West Indies pacer Courtney Walsh believes that one solution to getting regional cricket back on track is to allow for the free movement of players. The Jamaican, who spoke on Good Morning Jojo on …

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Cancer-hit cricketer Yuvraj gets Armstrong boost – AFP

AFP Cancer-hit cricketer Yuvraj gets Armstrong boostAFPHe has not played competitive cricket since taking part in two of three home Tests against the West Indies in November. Yuvraj has so far scored 8051 runs in 274 one-dayers and 1775 runs in 37 Tests since making his international debut in 2000. and more »

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Bearcat soccer team adds eight for next year – Maryville Daily Forum

Bearcat soccer team adds eight for next yearMaryville Daily ForumJoining Mottl will be six freshmen, Katy Lindsey from Park Hill South (Kansas City, Mo.), Elisabeth Lee from Millard South (Omaha, Neb.), Jill Kieffer from Lincoln Southwest (Lincoln, Neb.), Chelsea Fournier (Kansas City, Mo.), Crys McElhose of Sioux …

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Starwood’s Sizzling Aloft Brand Makes Latin America Debut with Opening of … – EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)

Starwood's Sizzling Aloft Brand Makes Latin America Debut with Opening of …EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)“We look forward to continuing our aggressive expansion in destinations and markets throughout Latin America,” he said. “In Bogota, Colombia and in San Jose, Costa Rica, Aloft will be a bold, new statement, bringing both business and leisure travelers … and more »

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Gingrich Name-Drops Business Theory Touted by Wealthy Super-PAC Supporter – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Gingrich Name-Drops Business Theory Touted by Wealthy Super-PAC SupporterBloomberg… handouts and automated phone calls backing Gingrich in the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina primary last month. George's financial support comes through a political action committee, Strong America Now, which he created and solely funds. and more »

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