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Singapore now offers the world's most powerful passport

<b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to global travel , not all passports are created equal. But which one rules them all?<p>According to the Passport Index, that honor now belongs solely to Singapore thanks to a recent decision by Paraguay to remove visa requirements for passport holders of the Asian …

Foreign Policy
Russia
Awards

The five worst things Donald Trump has done on climate change – so far

As the US president weighs up whether or not to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, we look at his most frightening actions on global warming<p><b>1. Nominating Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator</b><p>In March, Scott Pruitt infamously said about carbon dioxide that “I would not agree that it’s a primary …

Clean Technology

Am I normal? You asked Google. Here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>“The camera has the power to catch so-called normal people in such a way as to make them look extremely disturbed,” writes Susan Sontag in an essay from …

Mental Health

Hollywood and TV put the squeeze on UK's low-budget film-makers

Small productions struggle to hit the big screen due to fashion for mega-budget TV dramas and risk-averse US studios focusing on superhero blockbusters<p>As the Cannes film festival rolled up the red carpet for another year, having garlanded a clutch of arthouse critical smashes, spare a thought for …

Blockbusters

Netflix still gets booed at Cannes

THE rise of Netflix has been greeted frostily by some of the old guard at the Cannes film festival, where the American streaming giant’s disregard …

Realism, Indian cinema’s parallel success story

ONE country alone made a staggering 2,336 feature films in 2016. Big budgets, showmanship and flair have made India’s film industry, Bollywood, a …

Film Festivals

What a new agreement means for the South China Sea

THE long-running dispute between China and its rivals in the South China Sea centres on an apparently insoluble conflict: China’s maritime claims …

China

The worst effects of our nuclear programme are the ones that nobody talks about

A quarter of a century after the end of the Cold War, interest in nuclear weapons has revived, not reduced. But still a taboo surrounds our nuclear …

North Korea

Bill Gates reveals his 'one big regret' in advice tweetstorm for recent university graduates

Bill Gates has revealed his "one big regret" in a stream of tweets giving advice to new university graduates around the world.<p>The Microsoft …

Dramatic rise in screen time putting children's health at risk, WHO warns

A dramatic increase in screen time is putting children's health at risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.<p>A rise in social media usage …

Wall Street firms are piling in to Saudi Arabia

DUBAI (Reuters) - One of the world's largest privatization programs is drawing foreign investment banks and private equity (PE) firms to Saudi Arabia, despite the prospect of low fees and an uncertain regulatory environment.<p>KKR is among the U.S.-based PE firms joining regional companies such as Abu …

Saudi Arabia

Paris Attack Won't Scare Film Industry Away From Cannes

"We stand with the French," said one Cannes-bound exec in the wake of last week's deadly shooting, which has heightened security fears.<p>Security …

Cannes Film Festival
Online
Construction

Politically-motivated crime hits record high in Germany amid tensions over refugee crisis, Turkey and terrorism

The level of politically-motivated crime in Germany has hit an all-time high as the left and right wing clash over the refugee crisis, terror attacks …

‘We Need Germany,’ Says Turkish Minister to Bemusement From German Politicians

Turkey has called on Germany for help in reviving its economy, following months of tension between the two countries.<p>Relations between Ankara and …

Yemen aid not reaching intended recipients, say activists on ground

UN secretary general António Guterres tells humanitarian donors conference war-torn country is facing ‘a tragedy of immense proportions’<p>The UN has been promised half the amount requested for its humanitarian appeal for Yemen, secretary general António Guterres has said, as activists on the ground …

Middle East
Teddybears
Middle East
Donald Trump