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PHOTOS: The 15 Most Beautiful Subway Stops In The World

BootsnAll | Posted 02.04.2012 | Travel

Lavish, old subway stops in allow passengers to travel back in time as they walk long corridors filled with antique chandeliers and other decadent embellishments.

Rebecca Dolan

'The Layover': Sneak Peak Of The Premier Episode | Rebecca Dolan | Posted 12.22.2011 | Travel

Anthony Bourdain's new series "The Layover," which is the product of a drunken night with the "No Reservations" crew, premieres Monday. The show promi...

PHOTOS: The Street Food Of Singapore

Kirsten Dixon | Posted 01.14.2012 | Travel
Kirsten Dixon

When I travel, I don't buy souvenirs -- the sombrero just never looks quite right back at home -- but I collect food memories. And a favorite is of a perfect starry night around a small metal outdoor table, surrounded by people I hardly knew, sharing Singaporean flatbread called roti prata.

First(-ish) Clear Link Between Anti-US Iraq Violence and Iran

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Is the US going to war with Iran next week? No, none of this is aimed that high. What we are seeing is a more clever tamping up of public rhetoric, a base that if the US chooses to do so, will serve as the next step in an ongoing war of mostly, for now, words.

China's Communist Party: Not Losing Control

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

The future of China's political system will not be made in America or Europe.

Is This The World's Best Airport?

Christine Negroni | Posted 12.03.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

This is an airport that gets it. As in, it understands what air travelers need and accommodates those needs without crowding them, herding them or nickel-and-diming them.

Singapore Detains 3 Terror Suspects

AP | Posted 11.12.2011 | World

SINGAPORE -- Singapore says it has detained three people this year for terrorism-related activities. The Home Affairs Ministry said in a statement Mo...

Who Says Oil and Water Don't Mix?

Jim Lauria | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
Jim Lauria

Around the world, groups of water-related businesses and academic programs are springing up to create "clusters" or "hubs" for water innovation.

Can't Look Away: Learning To Love Asian TV

Joseph Jones | Posted 11.06.2011 | Travel
Joseph Jones

Like enormous militaristic glee clubs, each regiment -- all color coordinated and representing a different branch of the PLA -- would harmonize patriotically about the glories of the motherland.

Message to Feds: Stop Kicking the Can Down the Road and Call AAA

John H. Jackson | Posted 09.07.2011 | Education
John H. Jackson

U.S. leaders would do well to seek advice from those countries that still have their AAA rating. These countries' leaders would likely boldly tell us that the best sustainable economic stimulus is investing in education.

Manchester United Planning Big IPO

Bloomberg | Tariq Panja and Zijing Wu | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

Manchester United plans a $1 billion initial public offering in Singapore, two people familiar with the matter said, as the record 19-time English soc...

4 Wealthy Countries That Performed Executions In 2010

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 10.12.2011 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

Of the 26 countries that are categorized as free, only the U.S. and Japan had performed executions in 2010. This can be contrasted with the nearly 25% of countries classified as authoritarian that performed executions in 2010.

Tragedy In Singapore: Three-Year-Old Girl Dies After High-Rise Balcony Fall

Posted 10.05.2011 | World

Singapore police are continuing to investigate the death of a three-year-old British girl after a fall from a high-rise luxury apartment. As the B...

British Tourist Faces Caning For Singapore Groping

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.01.2011 | Travel

Singaporean officials may cane Austin Cowburn, a 34-year-old British tourist, for grabbing a woman's butt at a nightclub earlier this year. Cowburn...

Top Ten Asia Finds

Ondine Cohane | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Ondine Cohane

My highlights from traveling the world's largest continent.

Goldman Sachs Plans To Hire 1,000 In Singapore While Cutting U.S. Jobs

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs, the country's fifth-largest bank by assets, plans to hire 1,000 people in Singapore while laying off a significant number of workers at...

The Emotion of Wastewater

Jim Lauria | Posted 08.12.2011 | Green
Jim Lauria

I'm at the American Water Works Association conference in Washington, DC, this week, and was asked to nominate a water project for a LinkedIn water pr...

Bin Laden Files Reveal Idea To Hijack And Blow Up Oil Tankers

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 07.20.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden's personal files revealed a brazen idea to hijack oil tankers and blow them up at sea last summer, creating explosions h...

Tenants Unwittingly Drink 'Yellow, Foamy' Corpse-Tainted Water

AP | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

SINGAPORE -- A corpse has been found in a Singapore apartment building's water storage tank after residents complained of yellow, foamy water. Singap...

Weaker Dollar Sends Oil Prices Up

AP | By ALEX KENNEDY | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE -- Oil prices rose to near $100 a barrel Monday in Asia, bouncing back from last week's plunge, as a weaker U.S. dollar made commodities les...

By Decade's End, No One Will Be Even Close To U.S. In Total Millionaires, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business

Fast as the number of millionaires in emerging economies might be growing, it'll be quite a while before any country catches the United States. A n...

Commodity Trader Plans Huge IPO, But Not Everyone's Convinced

Posted 07.04.2011 | Business

HONG KONG/LONDON (Elzio Barreto and Clara Ferreira-Marques) - Top commodity trader Glencore sought a strong debut for this month's share offering,...

Government Shutdown Could Affect Passport Applications, Travel Plans

Sue Frause | Posted 06.07.2011 | Travel
Sue Frause

I'm somewhat nervous about the potential government shutdown this weekend. Not so much that the national parks and museums will be closed, but because I have international travel plans in early May.

How The Best School Systems Invest In Teachers

Anthony Jackson | Posted 06.07.2011 | Education
Anthony Jackson

The highest-performing school systems in the world are mostly in Asia. What are the Asian school systems doing right? And what can the United States learn? The answer is clear: invest in teachers.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Yale Goes Global | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 05.31.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- The classic liberal arts curriculum, long made available at Yale University's New Haven, Conn., campus, is about to traverse the Pacific O...