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Qatari Stocks Slump As Four Arab Nations Cut Diplomatic Ties

  Qatari stocks plunged as an alliance of four Arab countries cut diplomatic ties with the nation, escalating a political crisis in the Gulf. Doha’s QE...

UN Expands North Korea Blacklist in 1st US, China Sanctions Deal Under Trump

  The UN Security Council on Friday (02/06) expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such resolution agreed...

Pope Urges ‘Diplomatic Solution’ to N. Korean Crisis, Says Future of Humanity at Stake

  Pope Francis said on Saturday a third country, such as Norway, should try to mediate the dispute between North Korea and Washington, to cool...

Canada Could Be Called on for Troops in Event of War with North Korea

  Should the tense standoff on the Korean Peninsula escalate into war, the United Nations could come calling on Canada for a military commitment. But Defence...

Trump Sends Letter to Vietnam Leader Promoting Better Ties

  President Trump wrote a letter to Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang last month promoting increased cooperation between their two countries, according to a statement posted...

Realism and North Korea

  Every recent U.S. administration (Clinton, Bush, and Obama) has confronted the problem of North Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear weapons program. While claiming their predecessors failed,...

EU Summons Filipino Envoy to Explain Duterte Tirade

  The European Union on Monday summoned a Philippine envoy to explain an expletive-laden tirade by President Rodrigo Duterte, who threatened to hang EU officials...

Annual Trust Barometer: Business more trusted than NGOs

  The 2016 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals the largest ever trust gap (12 points) between the informed public and mass population, driven by income inequality...

Politics in Asia: A Confession to Make, Chinese style

  What the current vogue for televised confessions and apologies says about Xi Jinping’s China Love, as Ali MacGraw once sobbed, means never having to say...

US Starts Deploying Antimissile System in South Korea, After North’s Tests

  The United States started to deploy the first elements of its advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system to South Korea following North Korea's...

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