HONG KONG — Faced with a soaring divorce rate, the ruling Communist Party in China introduced a rule last year to keep unhappy marriages together by forcing couples to undergo a 30-day “cooling off” period before finalizing a divorce. The rule appears to have worked, according to government statistics releasedContinue Reading

Works by Warhol, Rothko and Pollock sold in most valuable auction ever held at Sotheby’s Auctioneer Oliver Barker leads the sale of the Macklowe Collection, alongside Andy Warhol’s Sixteen Jackies (centre) at Sotheby’s in New York. Photograph: Yuki Iwamura/AFP/Getty Images An acrimonious divorce in which the warring parties were orderedContinue Reading

The men and women wrestled Wang Jianna to the ground. Holding down her legs and shoulders, they pried her 6-month-old baby from her arms and took off running. A surveillance camera captured it all. But there was little Ms. Wang could do: The person leading the abduction on the streetContinue Reading