Two decades ago, when I bought Bison Gear & Engineering, a manufacturer of small motors used in everything from soft-drink dispensers to meat slicers, railway gates and hospital equipment, we had 50 employees, a small customer list and a small suburban Chicago facility. Today, Bison has hundreds of loyal customers in North America, Europe and Asia, about 240 employees, a large and modern production facility in St. Charles, Ill., and plans for expansion. But now all of that is threatened.
China has renewed Google's license, ending months of speculation that the Internet-search giant would be shut out of the world's biggest market of online users.
Google on Friday said Beijing has renewed the license it needs to continue operating a website in China, securing the search giant's foothold in the world's biggest Internet market despite tensions over censorship.
The U.N. Security Council on Friday condemned a deadly attack on a South Korean warship that killed 46 sailors and pointed a finger toward North Korea but didn't directly blame the reclusive communist nation.
Frustrations over trade with China escalated to punches and flying garbage bins at a Thursday session in Taiwan's legislature.
Like most North Koreans, Son Jong-nam knew next to nothing about Christianity when he fled to neighboring China in 1998. Nearly 11 years later, he died back in North Korea in prison, reportedly tortured to death for trying to spread the Gospel in his native land, armed with 20 Bibles and 10 cassette tapes of hymns. He was 50.
The Afghan government's failure to tackle rampant corruption is widely seen as providing impetus to the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, according to a new report.
Filipino coup suspect extols new president
China, which will soon surpass the United States as the world's top manufacturing economy, has begun to focus more efforts on promoting a service-based economy.