The past week has been a rough one for the trans-Atlantic alliance with signs that US President Donald Trump is weakening long-standing western relationships and potentially accelerating a process which would see US global influence decline.
Most people probably aren’t following news out of Paraguay. But there is a development out of the landlocked South American country that should give all good cheer and that highlights the importance of American engagement in global health initiatives.
With his typical grandiosity, the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, congratulated Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in his victory in the recent Mexican presidential elections:
Researchers have found virtual reality (VR) exercises can help alleviate a fear of heights, showing the technology can be used as an accessible, affordable tool in mental health treatment.
There is nothing swashbuckling yet about this France side, no “carre magique” — or magic square — of the team of the 1980s, when Michel Platini, Alain Giresse, Luis Fernandez and Jean Tigana were performing football conjuring tricks in midfield.