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“Trump Is Just a Moron”: How the President Played Himself on North Korea

The Kim regime hasn’t changed its position—the president is just finally paying attention.<p>In his rush to reach a disarmament agreement with North Korea, <b>Donald Trump</b> appears to have badly misjudged his adversary, <b>Kim Jong Un.</b> As multiple State Department sources have told me, U.S. demands that North …

Danger of war, Germany warns after Trump's move on Iran nuclear deal

BERLIN (Reuters) - If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or reimposes sanctions on Tehran it could result in Iran developing nuclear weapons and raise the danger of war close to Europe, Germany’s foreign minister said on Saturday.<p>German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel addresses the …

North Korea

'A severe blow': reactions to UNESCO withdrawal

From the German Culture Minister to an Israeli-German comedian, here's how people reacted to the announcement that the United States plan to leave …

Israel

Rex Tillerson Is Running the State Department Into the Ground

Skilled and patriotic diplomats are leaving like never before in an exodus that is damaging the United States.<p>On November 10, 2016, my colleagues and I at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations gathered on the top floor of the building, which overlooks the U.N. General Assembly. My boss at the …

U.S. State Department

Noam Chomsky: On Trump and the State of the Union

<i>Over the past few months, as the disturbing prospect of a Trump administration became a disturbing reality, I decided to reach out to Noam Chomsky, the philosopher whose writing, speaking and activism has for more than 50 years provided unparalleled insight and challenges to the American and global</i> …

Bernie Sanders

Arriving in Europe, Trump faces stiff challenge in Merkel, Putin showdowns

<b>Warsaw, Poland (CNN) —</b> When President Donald Trump visited Europe six weeks ago, he and his counterparts parted ways atop a Sicilian cliff feeling agitated and bruised following a long set of disagreements.<p>Now, the stakes may be even higher.<p>Trump against the world, G20 edition<p>Returning to the …

John McCain just systematically dismantled Donald Trump’s entire worldview

John McCain is increasingly mad as hell about President Trump. And on Friday, he went after Trump — hard.<p>During a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the Republican senator from Arizona delivered a pointed and striking point-by-point takedown of Trump's worldview and brand of …

Donald Trump

US-China war would be a disaster for the world, says Communist party

Editorial says two countries should strive to avoid conflict in first statement since Donald Trump’s election win<p>A military conflict between the US and China would spell disaster for the world, the Communist party’s official mouthpiece has warned, in its first pronouncement on ties between the …

Opinion: Hate is in the air

In Washington, Trump has blasted demonstrators and the media; in Germany, his like-minded European friends have celebrated themselves. The guns are …

Europe

Malaysia to buy navy vessels from China in blow to U.S.

MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will sign a contract to purchase Littoral Mission Ships from China when Prime Minister Najib Razak visits Beijing next week, according to a Facebook posting by the country’s Ministry of Defence.<p>Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak talks to the media beside …

Asia

How Do People Become Indoctrinated Into Cults?

How did it happen? No question has been uttered more often in regards to cults. Throughout recorded history (and probably much longer) humans have …

Religion

Obama’s words of advice to Cuba: don’t try US-style capitalism

What does the US, the richest and most powerful country in the world, have to envy of Cuba, its very poor, nominally Communist neighbour that is roughly 0.00001% its size? According to Barack Obama, healthcare and education.<p>That was just one of the insights from an article in the New Yorker …

Cuba

US destroyer visit latest twist in China-US military ties

QINGDAO, China (AP) — The visit of the U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Benfold to the northern Chinese port of Qingdao this week is the latest development in a long-term effort to build trust between the countries' militaries amid tensions and a rivalry for dominance in Asia.<p>Though China …

China

Acknowledging reality: A pragmatic approach to Pyongyang

With North Korea having conducted its fourth nuclear test in January, the Korean Peninsula seems more distant than ever from denuclearization. Given …

'Give them a bloody nose': Xi pressed for stronger South China Sea response

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s leadership is resisting pressure from elements within the military for a more forceful response to an international court ruling against Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea, sources said, wary of provoking a clash with the United States.<p>Soldiers of People's …

China

With NATO knocking, it’s time for Russian military games in Latin America

At the time of this writing, three US B-52 Stratofortress Bombers have just departed from a US airbase in North Dakota, en route to the Baltic States …

Fear our new robot overlords: This is why you need to take artificial intelligence seriously

<b>"Teminator Genisys" (Paramount Pictures)</b><p>Killer computers determined to kill us? Nope. Forget “Terminator” — there’s something more specific to worry about<p>Phil Torres<p>May 14, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>There are a lot of major problems today with tangible, real-world consequences. A short list might include …

Singularity

3 Lessons on how to be an Attractive Man Influenced by Buddhist Philosophy

What I want to talk about in this article is how my approach to attracting women has been influenced by some of the ideas present in Buddhist …

Dune can’t capture the novel’s incalculable brilliance

<i>In Page To Screen, we compare a movie to the book that spawned it. The analysis goes into deep detail about specific plot points—in other words,</i> …

South China Sea: Indonesia summons Chinese ambassador as fishing dispute escalates

‘We respect China, but we must also maintain our sovereignty,’ says Indonesia minister after crew of Chinese trawler is taken into custody<p>China’s ambassador to Indonesia is being summoned over a standoff involving a trawler in the South China Sea, an incident an international expert described as so …

A top US Navy intelligence official is warning of future China conflict

"The strategic trend lines indicate the Communist Party of China is not only 'rejuvenating' itself for internal stability purposes, but has been and continues to prepare to use military force," Navy Capt. James E. Fanell said on Saturday during his retirement speech Saturday at Pearl …

China, Japan and South Korea relations 'completely restored' after summit

<b>(CNN) —</b> China, Japan and South Korea said they have "completely restored" relations after meeting Sunday for the first trilateral summit of the East Asian powers in three years.<p>Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye over the …

The outdated Security Council must be fixed before it destroys the UN

The short answer is "not just yet" but there are so many misconceptions about this issue that spelling out the Indian case is clearly necessary.<p>The problem of reforming the Security Council is rather akin to a malady in which a number of doctors gather around a patient; they all agree on the …

The real story behind China’s alleged conquest of African farmland

The year is 2006. Deep in the African bush, drums beat while dancing women lead a delegation of Chinese officials to a set of soft armchairs lined in rows inside a large tent. Outside, a brass band strikes up the national anthem of Mozambique as newly elected President Guebuza steps up to a …

China

Top ten facts about Buddhism

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction<p><i>Very Short Introductions</i> (VSI) series combines a small format with authoritative analysis and big ideas for …

Hinduism

3 Steps to Relieving Stress and Anxiety with Mindfulness and Buddhist Wisdom

6 years ago, I was suffering from heavy stress and anxiety.I was having a hard time paying my bills and an even harder time figuring out what to do …

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.<p>Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.<p>“Buddhists argue …

Consciousness

Through their own rally, 'red shirts' demand an end to rallies like Bersih | Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — A group linked to the Himpunan Maruah Melayu or Malay Dignity Rally this September 16 today said the whole purpose of their …