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What’s not right about China’s response to COVID-19?

For Beijing, its successful coronavirus response was a shining example in the global pandemic fight. But for many of the world’s most advanced economies, the prevailing view has been that China handled the outbreak poorly, hardening attitudes towards the country that were already souring. The Pew Research Centre on Tuesday published surveys from 14 countries … Continue reading What’s not right about China’s response to COVID-19?

Iran demands more respect from the U.S.

Iran will never succumb to U.S. pressure, and if Washington wants talks with Tehran it should show respect, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen sharply in recent weeks, a year after Washington exited a 2015 deal between Iran and world powers that curbed Tehran's nuclear program … Continue reading Iran demands more respect from the U.S.

How wealthy Singaporeans see the U.S.-China trade war

    Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has warned that the trade war between the US and China could impact the growth of the affluent city-state. Image: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong In his New Year’s message, Lee expressed that the trade tensions between the two major superpowers could force others to pick sides. … Continue reading How wealthy Singaporeans see the U.S.-China trade war

Trump isn’t building a wall – John Kelly

  Outgoing White House chief John Kelly said in an interview published on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump's idea of building a "wall" at the Mexico border was dropped earlier. Building a solid "wall" along the 3,200-kilometer U.S.-Mexico frontier was a central plank of Trump's 2016 election campaign. As a partial government shutdown entered … Continue reading Trump isn’t building a wall – John Kelly

American Dream: How Hollywood inspires young immigrants

  Jimmy Martinez, whose image appears above, is a 22-year old Salvadoran who has traveled north since October in a caravan of Central American migrants seeking to reach the United States. The picture shows Martinez wearing his shorts low and baggy and his hair slicked back like his favorite U.S. hip hop artists. Like many other … Continue reading American Dream: How Hollywood inspires young immigrants

Trump shares lovely PHOTOS of a ‘lovely and effective’ border wall

  US President Donald Trump has been pushing for the government spending bill which would include funding for the construction of a wall on the Mexican border, which became a stumbling block in approving the government budget and led to the third shutdown this year. A recent tweet that the US president posted on his official … Continue reading Trump shares lovely PHOTOS of a ‘lovely and effective’ border wall

How big is Russia’s impact on American politics?

Sweeping accusations that the Kremlin tried to sway the 2016 U.S. election haven't chastened Russian trolls, hackers and spies — and might even have emboldened them. U.S. officials and tech companies say Russians have continued online activity targeted at American voters during the campaign for Tuesday's election, masquerading as U.S. institutions and creating faux-American social … Continue reading How big is Russia’s impact on American politics?

Hurricane Florence: Why Americans shouldn’t ignore evacuation orders

  As Hurricane Florence was bearing down on the eastern coast of the U.S. in mid-September, Richard Serino of Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health spoke about the importance of having a “culture of preparedness.” In a September 14, 2018 opinion piece in The Hill, Serino, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, and co-author Mary … Continue reading Hurricane Florence: Why Americans shouldn’t ignore evacuation orders

Trump slaps China with tariffs valued at $200 billion

    The U.S. will impose a 10 percent duty on $200 billion more of Chinese goods starting Sept. 24 and raise it to 25 percent at the beginning of 2019, President Donald Trump announced today. Trump said the announcement comes after an investigation found that China "is engaged in numerous unfair policies and practices … Continue reading Trump slaps China with tariffs valued at $200 billion

Osama bi Laden’s son weds daughter of 9/11 terrorist; ready to lead al-Qaida

Hamza bin Laden, the 27-year-old son of slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, is allegedly prepping to take over reins of leadership of the Islamic religious sect. Hamza (full names Hamza bin Osama bin Awad bin Laden) recently got married to the daughter of a terrorist who reportedly led the September 9/11 hijackers who attacked … Continue reading Osama bi Laden’s son weds daughter of 9/11 terrorist; ready to lead al-Qaida