Tom Lauricella of the Wall Street Journal discusses reports that Bernard Madoff, who on Thursday pled guilty to orchestrating a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme, may have used an operation in London to perpetrate the massive fraud.
New mass transit systems in mainland China, India and the United Kingdom have at least one thing in common: They all came to Hong Kong to study its example. Worldfocus reports on how Hong Kong has combined good business with public service with its mass transit rail system (MTR).
Prior to last summer's Olympic Games in Beijing, Chinese officials announced a program to allow public demonstrations. Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch discusses news that China never approved any applications and that some of the citizens who had tried to apply have been harassed or detained.
Cuba is doing business worldwide, but the United States is hardly in the game. A long U.S. government boycott of the island means most American businessmen are losing out to Europeans and others when it comes to everything from agriculture to medicine to oil.
Niall O'Dowd of the Irish America magazine discusses a Real IRA attack on a British base in Ulster on Saturday, the first killings of British security forces in Northern Ireland in a dozen years. The violence threatened the province’s fragile coalition government of Protestants and Catholics.