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Where does US relationship with UN stand?

Where does US relationship with UN stand?

US President Donald Trump has never liked the UN. He’s called it a “club for people to get together, talk and have a good time” and said its spending was “out of control.”

Daunting task for Britain to be ready for Brexit

Daunting task for Britain to be ready for Brexit

Concerns have for long been rising that Britain may crash out of the European Union with a no-deal Brexit as the warring sides have failed to agree on the terms of their divorce. The latest has come from the International Monetary Fund.

Merkel takes a gamble with her new immigration law

Merkel takes a gamble with her new immigration law

Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes a new immigration law will make it easier for foreign workers to find jobs in Germany, but her push to fill a record number of vacancies risks angering voters who still resent her open-door refugee policy.

Has the drive to eliminate road deaths lost its way?

Has the drive to eliminate road deaths lost its way?

Bill de Blasio was two weeks into his term as New York mayor when he stood with weeping parents at the street corner where eight-year-old Noshat Nahian was killed while walking to school and pledged to end the city’s “epidemic” of road deaths.

Can the trapped Paris climate deal be rescued?

Can the trapped Paris climate deal be rescued?

Two months ago, 12 boys and the coach of a Thai football team were rescued after being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for 18 days.

Decoded: why some people are at risk of gout

Decoded: why some people are at risk of gout

Researchers have decoded a genetic variant that enables new understanding of why some people are at risk of gout, a painful and debilitating arthritic disease.

A better bailout was possible

A better bailout was possible

The recent exchange between Joe Stiglitz and Larry Summers about “secular stagnation” and its relation to the tepid economic recovery after the 2008-2009 financial crisis is an important one.

Universal basic income or universal living wage?

Universal basic income or universal living wage?

A universal basic income (UBI) would be both regressive and prohibitively expensive. Yet the idea continues to attract a motley crew of tech and labour leaders, libertarians, and progressives, who fear a coming age of mass technological unemployment.

Moon seeks to play ‘chief negotiator’ at Korea summit

Moon seeks to play ‘chief negotiator’ at Korea summit

This week’s inter-Korean summit will test whether South Korean President Moon Jae-in can pull off his role of mediator and salvage stalled nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington.

Consumers may be wise to be wary of  ‘BPA-free’ products

Consumers may be wise to be wary of ‘BPA-free’ products

Bisphenol A-free plastics or BPA, which are widely considered food-safe, are in the news, on account of a new research that says some of the more than 50 BPA-free substitutes may cause ill effects in mice, particularly in reproductive cells.

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