Kaz Yasuda

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North Korea Wants to End up Like Pakistan, Not Libya

A poor country made enormous sacrifices to get nuclear weapons—and has them still.<p>When Donald Trump canceled his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un—before hinting that it might happen anyway after all, as the South Koreans moved into damage-control mode on Saturday with an …

Theranos chief executive Elizabeth Holmes charged with massive fraud

By Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>Science reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Elizabeth Holmes, founder and chief executive of the blood-testing company Theranos, has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with an “elaborate, years-long fraud” in which she and former company president …

Midlife muscle maintenance: the nutritional secret to building muscle in your 40s and beyond

We see it all the time. The busiest place in the gym is the mirror next to the weights – plenty of flexing, a few selfies and a protein shake thrown in for good measure.<p>Don’t worry, I'm not about to tell you that you need to go down that route – although you do need to start paying attention to …

Dogs Pay Attention to Your Looks

Here’s looking at you, pup.<p>The wide-eyed, pleading look of your dog may melt your heart and cause food to vanish from the table, but that doesn’t really mean your pet has become the master of manipulation.<p>Sometimes a dog’s expression merely reflects yours.<p>In a new study, researchers in Britain …

John Kelly and the Language of the Military Coup

Consider this nightmare scenario: a military coup. You don’t have to strain your imagination—all you have to do is watch Thursday’s White House press briefing, in which the chief of staff, John Kelly, defended President Trump’s phone call to a military widow, Myeshia Johnson. The press briefing …

The Alma problem

Music is music whether composed by angels or monsters. Alma Mahler was a monster, no doubt, but she was a very intriguing monster. She outlived Gustav Mahler by 50 years, destroying all but one of her letters to him, and suppressing or falsifying many of his to her for fear of being judged too …

How Germany is integrating its refugees

NAURAS NERAPI lived a comfortable life in Aleppo as a manager at a French catering company. Then came the Syrian war. He fled through Turkey and the …

European News

US adds launchers to THAAD as dozens hurt in SKorea protests

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of people were injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police Thursday as the U.S. military added …

Why a return to diplomacy over North Korea has few takers

North Korea,Kim Jong-un,Trump administration,US foreign policy,Donald Trump,Non-proliferation treaty (NPT),Asia Pacific,US news,World news,Nuclear weapons,Rex Tillerson,US politics,Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations),George Bush<p>Despite some progress made, critics say six-party talks …

Allies for 67 Years, U.S. and South Korea Split Over North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — For seven decades, the United States and South Korea have been the closest of allies. Their soldiers have served together not just on the Korean Peninsula but in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. And under America’s protective umbrella, the South Korean economy has soared.<p>Now, as …

North Korea

Japan has the power to radically shape Brexit

Japan has a surprising amount of power over Britain to help shape a final Brexit deal, thanks to the dynamics of its existing trade relationship with the UK, as well as the possibility that it will make good on previous warnings to pull its business from Britain all together. <b></b><p>Currently, the UK …

Hard Brexit

'Cockroaches' and 'old hags': hounding of the North Korean diaspora in Japan

Japan has 600,000 Korean residents, many descended from forced wartime labourers. While 150,000 claim loyalty to Pyongyang, all face hostility because of the regime’s behaviour<p>As a Korean resident of Japan, Lee Sinhae knows only too well how quickly, and cruelly, political tensions find expression …

'We Are Living Through a Battle for the Soul of This Nation'

The former vice president calls on Americans to do what President Trump has not.<p>In January of 2009, I stood waiting in Wilmington, Delaware, for a train carrying the first African American elected president of the United States. I was there to join him as vice president on the way to a historic …

Rights & Freedoms

The Policies of White Resentment

White resentment put Donald Trump in the White House. And there is every indication that it will keep him there, especially as he continues to transform that seething, irrational fear about an increasingly diverse America into policies that feed his supporters’ worst racial anxieties.<p>If there is …

On London’s Streets, Black Cabs and Uber Fight for a Future

LONDON — Shortly before 6 a.m., Zahra Bakkali tiptoed out of her bedroom for morning prayers. She prepared breakfast (black tea and toast with olive oil), saw her children off to school, then rode the elevator to the garage below her southeast London housing project. She unlocked her white Toyota …

Transportation

The world’s most dangerous cities

COCAINE is grown primarily in South America, and trafficked to the world’s biggest market, the United States, via Central America and the Caribbean. …

El Salvador

We’re Supposed to Fear the Rage of Trump Voters. What About the Rage of Clinton Voters?

Lately I’ve seen several articles by both centrist and center-right pundits, none of them friends of Donald Trump, warning that we should be wary of …

Yuval Harari on why humans won’t dominate Earth in 300 years

“It's not because I overestimate the AI. It's because most people tend to overestimate human beings.”<p>Yuval Noah Harari’s first book, <i>Sapiens</i>, was an international sensation. The Israeli historian’s mind-bending tour through the triumph of <i>Homo sapiens</i>is a favorite of, among others, Bill Gates, Mark …

Will Trump be impeached – or is it just a liberal fantasy?

Only two presidents in history have been impeached, but murmurs continue to surround Trump. Here’s how the process would work – if it would at all<p>On 21 July 2007, George W Bush underwent surgery to have five polyps removed after what was described as a routine colonoscopy. The date may have been …

We've lost sight of how appalling Trump's "Obama tapped my phones" accusation is

In the day-to-day crush of news, it’s easy to lose perspective. And this year especially, it’s easy for the abnormal to become normal.<p>So let’s be clear: If President Trump truly does have no evidence to back up his accusation that President Obama tapped his phones — as increasingly seems to be the …

Susan Sarandon was right: She warned us Hillary was doomed; liberals didn’t want to listen

<b>TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12: Actress Susan Sarandon attends the SPC Toronto Party during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at Creme Brasserie on September 12, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for SPC) (Getty Images For Spc)</b><p>No, she didn’t elect Trump — and …

Middle-class

What happens after the next big terrorist attack? Trump is paving the way toward a terrifying crackdown

<b>(Getty/Drew Angerer/Mark Ralston)</b><p>Terrorism presents a grave danger — not for the reasons Trump claims, but because it could undermine democracy<p>Phil Torres<p>February 19, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Terrorism has never been so dangerous. Even a single terrorist attack against American troops abroad or — more …

Armchair archaeology: find lost civilisations using your laptop

Ever fancied making like Indiana Jones and searching for ancient treasures? Now you can do it in your pyjamas<p>Indiana Jones had to eat chilled monkey brains, escape from snake pits and punch Nazis. I’m at home in my pyjamas, looking at blurry bits of ground and using 90 seconds of training to click …

The end of the world as we know it: The Donald Trump White House is set to destroy decades of U.S. foreign policy

<b>(AP/Andrew Harnik/Getty/Brian Blanco/Dennis Grombkowski)</b><p>In less than 2 weeks, Trump has unraveled decades of diplomacy, weakened alliances and made us all less safe<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>February 4, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>When Stephen Colbert decided to close out 2016 on “The Late Show” with a rendition of …

A Tale of Three Cities: Why Dubai, Hamburg and Wroclaw may be the answers, once you get the question right

To the memory of Leo BeranekNote 1<p><i>As the remarkable state of the art Hamburg Elbphilharmonie prepares for its 11 January 2017 opening, and with new</i> …

a tool for analysing large music collections

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Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren’t You?

How an 89-year-old cold warrior became America’s nuclear conscience.<p>At this naked moment in the American experiment, when many people perceive civilization on the verge of blowing up in some metaphorical sense, there is an elderly man in California hoping to seize your attention about another …

Cold War

My Two Minds Are at War Over Trump's Beef with the C.I.A.

The "intelligence community" is capable of the worst behavior, but can anyone else keep the president-elect honest?<p>In April of 1948, the newborn Central Intelligence Agency scored one of its first real coups, in every sense of that word. For the previous five months, the agency had been shuffling …

Russia hacking: US intelligence chief hits back at Donald Trump's 'disparagement'

James Clapper tells Congress he will release more evidence of Russian interference in US election and describes ‘multifaceted’ cyber assault<p>The departing head of US intelligence has publicly defended his analysts against attacks by Donald Trump following their conclusion that Russia interfered in …

What If a President Loses Control?

When John F. Kennedy spoke at the United Nations on September 25, 1961, he talked about the dangers of the atomic age. “Today, every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable,” he said. “Every man, woman, and child lives under a nuclear sword of …