articles by Yeung

World

Even a decade later, US not prepared for 9/11-like disaster

A new bipartisan report finds the US needs to make many improvements on the national security front, including a renewed commitment to human rights.

World

Ahead of anniversary of 9/11 attacks, Obama looks to heal

The Obama administration is promoting the 9/11 anniversary as a day of 'service and remembrance'—and a day to honour the victims of extremism 'in every nation around the world.'

World

Still the war-monger, Cheney settles scores in new memoir

Cheney's new memoir, In My Time, offers new details about the former VP's personal and political life -- and gives him a chance to hurl a few insults at Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell.

News & Analysis

All things buzzy and viral: The World Wide Web gets its own newspaper

Could you cover the world wide web just as a newspaper would cover a small town somewhere? The Daily Dot plans to do just that. But Bernice Yeung says it doesn't quite work.

Tech

All things buzzy and viral: The World Wide Web gets its own newspaper

Could you cover the world wide web just as a newspaper would cover a small town somewhere? The Daily Dot plans to do just that. But Bernice Yeung says it doesn't quite work.

World

Irene spares New York City, but was it all just hype?

Despite more than a dozen deaths, widespread flooding, and $3 billion in damage, some pundits say Irene was over-hyped.

Life

The rise and fall of Suzy Singh, Master Chef's last Asian contestant

Suzy Singh could have been the Indian-American kitchen Rambo, the rebel who chucked up engineering for cooking. But the only Asian left standing on Master Chef turned out to be yet another stereotype.

World

The Dominique Strauss-Kahn outcome: When the justice system works

DSK’s release is not a blow to women’s rights. It is instead a tribute to the American criminal justice system and its prosecutors.

World

Grim poll numbers for a vacationing Obama

With Obama about halfway through his 10-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, a new national survey finds the president behind in the polls.

World

US hikers in Iran become political pawns in Mideast tensions

Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal will serve eight years in an Iranian prison for charges including espionage. But it's not hard to deduce that the duo are political pawns, not US spies.

World

Desi claims to be FBI informant, deported over cough medicine

Arvinder Singh is one of tens of thousands of US immigrants with a criminal conviction awaiting deportation.

News & Analysis

Intel-sponsored sci-fi searches for the future

Tech companies are relying on futurists to inform what technologies to research and design.

World

Intel-sponsored sci-fi searches for the future

Tech companies are relying on futurists to inform what technologies to research and design.

World

Obama switching gears, reclaiming the bully pulpit

The US President embarks on a three-day tour to tout his economic and jobs strategies — and to bolster fight back against perceptions that he's been an ineffective leader.

World

Outsourcing could become hot target in US election cycle

As the battle for the Republican presidential nomination heats up, so will debates about job creation, the economy, and inevitably, outsourcing.

Politics

Lagaan did not impress me, it was a stereotype: Dalit leader in US

Aarakshan is taking on the touchy subject of reservations in India. The US has its own program of affirmative action for minorities. A Dalit activist in the US says there's a key difference between the two.

World

Change of guard seen as Apple (briefly) rules Wall Street

For a brief while on Tueday, Apple became America's most valued company, overtaking oil major Exxon Mobil. For many, it symbolises the tectonic shift that's under way in business - and society.

World

Obama says US debt problems 'eminently solvable'

Obama attempts to offer assurances as global markets plunge and S&P downgrades the credit ratings of US financial institutions.

World

Political gridlock could see US rating lowered again: S&P

The S&P chastised American politicians for political bickering when it lowered the US credit rating. Ironically, this has set off yet another round of partisan finger-pointing.

Life

Spiderman goes brown, some Americans see red

Spiderman's costume is still red and blue. But under that mask, the new Spidey is half-black and half-Mexican. Call it the Obama-effect or just political correctness, but the new avatar of the superhero has some outraged Americans climbing the walls.