One for the books: entrepreneur wants every Hong Kong child to know the joy of reading – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostAccording to a 2011 study by Boston College in the United States, Hong Kong had the lowest rate of family literacy – which refers to parents and … Read More

Abandoned and orphaned baby boomers battling Hong Kong bureaucracy to trace their roots – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostRoberts was one of many children born in Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s adopted by western families and taken to countries such as the UK, … Read More

Google Donates $6.8 Million to Give Kids Free ‘Muni Ride’ – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global NewsGoogle Inc. has donated $6.8 million to let kids ride the Muni bus for free for two years. The company’s generosity aims to help the city with … Read More

Preview: Sharks at Sabres – KSPR

KSPRThe Olympic break did little to slow down Joe Pavelski. After recording his second hat trick this season, Pavelski looks to send the San Jose Sharks to their fifth win … Read More

Grim Afghan future if no security pact, says general – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeBAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Depicting a grim future for Afghanistan without US help, the top US military officer said Wednesday that Afghanistan’s refusal to sign a security agreement … Read More

Hard Talk Aside, Little Desire by the West to Leave Afghanistan – New York Times

New York TimesBRUSSELS — Listening to the Western defense officials gathered at a NATO meeting here on Wednesday, it would be easy to think that the United States and the … Read More

US urges caution as Putin orders military drill – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKIEV, Ukraine – The United States urged Russia on Wednesday to avoid provocative actions after President Vladimir Putin ordered troops to combat readiness drills near Ukraine, where pro-Russian protesters … Read More

Chris Christie hints he’d rather be governor than President at 111th town hall … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsWhy be President of the United States when you can be governor of New Jersey? Chris Christie hinted Wednesday his feet, and heart, are firmly planted in … Read More

NY Rangers coach calls uncertainty over Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi a … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsEven Callahan seemed tense in his first meeting with the New York media following his Monday morning returning from Sochi, Russia, where he represented the United States … Read More

US and Britain say Ukraine is not a battleground between East and West – United States and Britain have said Ukraine should not be a battleground between East and West and voiced support for the country after protests that ousted pro-Moscow president Viktor … Read More

Mexico’s ‘Shorty’ Guzman faces new organised crime charges – BBC News

BBC NewsCourts have ordered Mexican drug baron Joaquin Guzman – known as El Chapo, or Shorty – to remain in prison awaiting trial on new organised crime charges. He is … Read More

Soccer|Ukraine Moving Game With US to Cyprus – New York Times

New York TimesUkraine’s soccer federation announced Tuesday that it would move a March 5 friendly against the United States men’s national team to Cyprus from the eastern city of Kharkiv. … Read More

They got ‘Shorty’ — now what? Next steps unclear after ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s … – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Could the captured Sinaloa cartel boss who was one of Mexico’s most wanted fugitives be heading to the United States for trial? He will, if U.S. federal prosecutors … Read More

The 14 most fascinating facts about the final 2014 Winter Olympics medal count – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe competition ended Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Which nation ruled the medal count? How did the United States fare? Which athletes went home with the biggest haul? … Read More

Taliban Says Talks Over US Soldier’s Release Suspended – New York Times

New York TimesKABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban confirmed publicly on Sunday that they had been in talks with the United States over the release of an American soldier, but said … Read More

Finland routs US 5-0 for bronze in men’s Olympic hockey – Fox News

Fox NewsTeemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 26-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi Games. Selanne, … Read More

Winter Olympics 2014 medal standings: Russia will lead USA entering final day … – SB Nation

Winter Olympics 2014 medal standings: Russia will lead USA entering final day …SB NationWinter Olympics 2014 medal standings: Russia will lead USA entering final day in Sochi. By Scott Coleman … Read More

Finland shuts out lifeless US to win bronze medal – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 27-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi … Read More

Most-Wanted Drug Lord Is Captured in Mexico – New York Times

New York TimesIn a New York Times interview in fall 2011, Felipe Calderón, the president at the time, wondered aloud if Mr. Guzmán was actually in the United States when … Read More

US team wins silver in 5000 relay, ending medal drought for American … – CBS News

CBS News… United States, Jordan Malone of the United States and J.R. Celski of the United States celebrate their second place finish in the men’s 5000m short track speedskating relay … Read More

U.S. Speedskating’s problems in Sochi illuminate organizational dysfunction – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal SentinelSochi, Russia — Long-track speedskaters from the United States never skated better in the months leading up to the Winter Olympics than they did last fall. They won … Read More

USPS planning to launch a Steve Jobs stamp in 2015 – Digital Trends

Digital TrendsDetailed by the Washington Post, the United States Postal Service will be rolling out a new stamp during 2015 that pays tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Currently under … Read More

China urges Obama to cancel meeting with Dalai Lama – Reuters

ReutersBEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China urged the United States on Friday to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama later in the day, … Read More

US tops Czechs, will face Canada in Olympic hockey semis – CBS News

CBS NewsSOCHI, Russia — Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the United States went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday, earning … Read More

Net Neutrality Petition Addressed by White House – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceLast month, the United States Court of Appeals abolished “Net Neutrality,” a set of rules for Internet service providers to follow, principally that all data is equal, in … Read More

Can China Teach North Korea to Play Nice? – Bloomberg

BloombergThe United Nations’ report on human rights in North Korea is a sickening document. It should give China’s leaders pause. Supporting the despicable regime of Kim Jong Un is not … Read More