Graphic: The Military Balance on the Korean Peninsula Tensions in the Korean Peninsula have soared with a series of provocations from North Korea as well as a revelation in a U.S. intelligence report that suggested the Hermit Kingdom now has the ability to arm a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead — even if the weapons would lack reliability. Some analysts fear a miscalculation by Kim Jong-un, or an accident, could provoke a regional war dragging in even China and Russia.
Graphic: Christianity then and now More than 30% of the world’s population — 2.2 billion people — are Christian, according to a major religious survey. The 32% of the world that was Christian in 2010 was down from 35% a century ago, says the survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life that analyzed more than 2,500 censuses, surveys and population registers. About half of all Christians are Roman Catholic (50%) and an estimated 37% of Christians belong to the Protestant tradition, broadly defined as Anglicans, independents and non-denominational churches. (Richard Johnson/National Post)
Graphic: Greece and Germany – Europe’s economic extremes As the Greek Prime Minister warned of potential dire consequences ahead of the country’s election, German Chancellor Angela Merkel described her country as Europe’s “stabilizing anchor and growth engine.” So how does Greece — an economic basketcase — compare to Germany — an economic powerhouse?
Graphic Timeline: The war in Libya In the struggle over the future of Libya, momentum has shifted multiple times, with rebels and government forces each waxing and waning in succession.
Gaddafi to stay ‘until the end’: spokesman Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will stay in the country “until the end” to lead it to victory against its enemies, a government spokesman said on Thursday. Speaking after former Foreign Secretary Moussa Koussa defected and flew to Britain on Wednesday, the spokesman said Western air strikes against Libya had only united its top leadership against “a clear enemy”.