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The World’s Top 15 Cities

Ready for your next urban getaway? These thrilling destinations continue to beguile T+L readers, who voted them best above all others.<p>What makes a …

Mexico City

China to deliver economic report card at lawmakers' meeting

<b>The Chinese growth target for this year has been cut to around 6.5%, down from 6.5 to 7% last year, Premier Li Keqiang has announced.</b><p>He was addressing the country's rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), which has gathered in Beijing for its annual session.<p>The Chinese …

China

How Trump lambasted Obama – and Obama trashed Trump

Among Donald Trump’s striking claims that Barack Obama “wire tapped” his New York Office during the 2016 presidential campaign, was a personal attack on the former president. Obama was, the new president insisted, “a bad (or sick) guy!”<p>It is the kind of ad hominem assault typical of Trump’s …

Muslim students tried to meet with a lawmaker. They were first asked: ‘Do you beat your wife?’

By Amy B Wang<p>, Reporter<p>Three Muslim students who tried to visit an Oklahoma lawmaker Thursday at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City were surprised when they were instead handed a questionnaire at his office. They would have to fill out the survey first, an office assistant told them, before they …

Religion

Chinese PM warns world entering period of political and economic upheaval

Li Keqiang urges China to brace for ‘graver situations’ ahead in apparent reference to President Donald Trump<p>China’s premier has warned the world is entering a period of profound political and economic upheaval as the spectre of Donald Trump hung over the opening day of the country’s annual …

Why smog in Asia is an American concern

A new study seems to confirm that Earth has no real borders.<p>Air pollution in Asian countries is linked to the reappearance of smog in the western …

Watch Bill McKibben Talk Climate Change Battle on ‘Real Time’

On a particularly bad day for Earth’s wellbeing – the EPA revealed massive budgetary cuts while the Trump administration waffled on the Paris …

Climate Change Is Creating a Fissure in the Trump White House

On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump repeatedly said he’d pull the US from the global Paris climate agreement, the 194-nation accord to …

Tony Blair denies pitching to be Donald Trump's Middle East envoy at secret White House meeting

Tony Blair has not pitched to be President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy, a spokesman said.<p>The former prime minister met the US president's son-in-law and key adviser Jared Kushner at the White House last week to discuss working for Mr Trump, the <i>Mail on Sunday</i> reported.<p>The newspaper said Mr …

A Major Surge in Atmospheric Warming Is Probably Coming in the Next Five Years

The oceans have been absorbing the lion's share of global warming in recent years, sparing land dwellers the worst of the heat. That's about to change.<p>Forget the so-called 'pause' in global warming—new research says we might be in for an era of deeply accelerated heating.<p>While the rate of …