Sunday Morning: Return to eternal summer inside the humid tropical forest of the Biod™me, a glass-roofed nature preserve containing multiple ecosystems. You might glimpse iguanas, frogs, bats, snakes, sloths and other exotic creatures as you wend your way among the dense vegetation, streams and stone caverns. Photograph: Robert Wright / The New York Times
Weekend in . . . Montreal
  • Travel
  • November 28, 2015, 04:00

W inter is right around the corner, and when the going gets cold – like -17 degrees cold – Montrealers get resourceful. Some dodge Canadian win(...)

Singapore: named the most successful economy in the world by the Legatum Prosperity Index. Photograph:   REUTERS/Edgar Su

Asia Briefing comes from Singapore this week, which has just been named the most successful economy in the world by the Legatum Prosperity Index, whic(...)

The handshake and meeting on Saturday in Singapore between President Xi Jinping of China and Ma Ying-Jeou, the president of Taiwan, was an important s(...)

Presidents    Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan (left) and  Xi Jinping of China  in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

It was the lengthy handshake between the two leaders that grabbed the headlines, but the talks between China’s President Xi Jinping and Taiwan’s Presi(...)

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou wave to journalists before their meeting at Shangrila hotel in Singapore. Photograph: Getty

China and Taiwan must not let proponents of Taiwan’s independence split them, China’s president Xi Jinping told Taiwan’s president on Saturday at the (...)

Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou said the US had responded positively to the news of the talks. Photograph: Reuters/Pichi Chuang

China’s president Xi Jinping will meet Ma Ying-jeou, head of self-ruled Taiwan, for a historic meeting on Saturday which, Mr Ma insisted, is about n(...)

File photographs of Taiwan’s  president Ma Ying-jeou (L) and  Chinese president Xi Jinping. Photograph: Reuters

After decades of division, China’s president Xi Jinping will meet Ma Ying-jeou, leader of the self-ruled island of Taiwan, in Singapore on Saturday fo(...)

A protester holding a sign that reads ‘Americans get off South China Sea’, is confronted by police outside the US Embassy in Beijing. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

China has accused Washington of having a “cold war mentality” after it sent a warship into a disputed part of the South China Sea where Beijing has b(...)

A file photo of the USS Lassen, a guided-missile destroyer. The US navy sailed the vessel within 12 nautical miles of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea as part of a series of ‘freedom of navigation’ exercises. Photograph: John Hageman/US navy via The New York Times

The prospect of escalation in the stand-off between Beijing and Washington over the South China Sea was increased after Beijing said it was prepared t(...)

 The destroyer USS Lassen sailed within 12 nautical miles of Subi Reef in the Spratly archipelago, one of the areas where Beijing has allegedly been building artificial islands, according to media reports. Photograph:Martin Wright/US Navy /EPA

The US has threatened further naval incursions into waters claimed by China after its naval manoeuvres near two artificial islands in the South China (...)