The $20 billion feat of engineering includes an undersea tunnel allowing ships to pass through the Pearl River delta.
More than 2.4 million people have been evacuated as Mangkhut threatens to be the strongest typhoon to hit Hong Kong since 1999. Dozens are feared buried in storm-triggered landslides in the Philippines.
The prospect of a full-blown trade war with China hammers U.S. stocks; markets in Germany, Britain, France, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea all lose ground.
A petition titled "We The People," which sought the pardon of Edward Snowden and garnered 168,000 signatures, has been denied by the Obama administration.
Using terror to silence people is a method that gets results in Thailand. I have noticed that the medicine given in order to create fear is of different strengths depending on one’s social position.
Thousands returned to occupy Hong Kong's Central district Friday after the government backed out of talks and threatened to break up the demonstrations.
The father of modern linguistics weighs in on the decline of higher education in the United States; a writer criticizes the state of dissent from the left in Israel; meanwhile, a new Republican social media campaign backfires. These discoveries and more after the jump.
What does U.S. involvement mean for the credibility of the protest movement and the future of Hong Kong? How should Hong Kong activists respond?
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists ask whether China has an incentive to handle tens of thousands of protesters peacefully, just what has gone awry at the Secret Service, and what the U.S. should do to stop the spread of Ebola.