United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for a weapons blockade on Syria’s warring parties to stop violence from further spilling across borders as it has in Iraq, his most aggressive bid to end the Security Council’s stalemate on dealing with the Syrian civil war.
In 2011, Russian billionaire Leonid Mikhelson helped pay for a giant stainless-steel slide during a retrospective by Belgian artist Carsten Holler at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. It was the most popular exhibition in the museum’s 35-year history.
Charles Armstrong of the Asia Society talks with Bloomberg's David Wilson, Jon Erlichman and Bloomberg TV contributing editor William Cohan about North Korea's attack on a civilian-populated South Korean island near their disputed border.
Xi Jinping, the man in line to be China’s next president, warned officials on a 2004 anti-graft conference call: “Rein in your spouses, children, relatives, friends and staff, and vow not to use power for personal gain.”