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What sank the Kim-Trump summit?

What sank the Kim-Trump summit?

When US President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled his summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, he blamed “tremendous anger and open hostility” from the North. In fact, the summit, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, was doomed for three reasons.

A bilateral foil for US multilateral dilemma

A bilateral foil for US multilateral dilemma

The good news is that the United States and China appear to have backed away from the precipice of a trade war. While vague in detail, a May 19 agreement defuses tension and commits to further negotiation.

New Italian govt has little chance of staying the course

New Italian govt has little chance of staying the course

A new government is expected to take office in Italy next week after one of the longest periods of post-election flux in its history, but the fraught gestation might prove child’s play by comparison with what comes next.

Why world needs more than one Ebola vaccine

Why world needs more than one Ebola vaccine

In the life-and-death race to make the first effective vaccine against Ebola, one company — Merck — seems bound to win.

Keyless ignition system needs more safeguards

Keyless ignition system needs more safeguards

Keyless ignition is one of those welcome advances in auto design that are easy to appreciate. No more fumbling for the key, no more dropping it in a gutter, no more trying to slip it into the ignition in the dark.

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Trump cancels Kim summit

North Korean action for America’s words?

North Korean action for America’s words?

Just days ago, the planned summit in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un seemed to be hanging by a thread.

QNA hacking a dark chapter in GCC’s history

QNA hacking a dark chapter in GCC’s history

Today marks the ignominious first anniversary of the hacking of Qatar News Agency’s website by some misguided neighbours of Qatar as a prelude to the imposition of their unjust siege on the country on June 5, 2017.

President Trump is his own wiretap

President Trump is his own wiretap

Watergate happened in audio. Bless his patriotic soul, President Richard Nixon generously bugged his own offices and tapped his own phones. It was Nixon’s own unmistakable voice, conspiring on dirty tricks and putative obstruction of justice, that checkmated him.

Calories on menus won’t slim down America

Calories on menus won’t slim down America

Counting calories is now the law of the land in America. This month, a long-delayed regulation came into effect requiring all food chains with 20 or more locations to list calorie information on their menus.

Exercise after stroke improves blood pressure

Exercise after stroke improves blood pressure

People who’ve had a stroke can improve their blood pressure and reduce their risk of repeat strokes if they exercise, according to a new review of previous studies.

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