President Trump, protecting South Korea is not a real estate deal

April 30, 2017

… deliberate and strategic approach they have taken to the problem of North Korea’s provocations. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was downright sober and succinct Friday at the United Nations, laying out in clear language how seriously the United States is taking the issue and how unafraid we are to lead the rest of the world in solving it, if need be. In that vein, there is a powerful and important geostrategic purpose to the THAAD deployment, one that far outweighs any cost of putting it …

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Head to head: How Le Pen and Macron compare

April 24, 2017

… Champs Elysses unfolded, he balanced the need to respond and protect French citizens with solidarity with the EU. “All of this makes me only too well aware that we are being attacked in the heart of our nation. We are under threat. I want to make sure we are protected. We must not give into fear, and we must not give in to their trap. It is not a moment to doubt the EU. Following the shooting, Macron took a stance which seemed to address Le Pen’s approach to terror. “Do not …

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How US, Indonesia can both win from strengthening ties

April 22, 2017

… such as ensuring fair, open and rules-based trade and investment flows between countries globally and regionally. Having an external market based on openness has been and will continue to be key to Indonesia’s development and lifting millions out of poverty. Finally, we should recognize that the current US focus is not on the multilateral trade or mega-regional trade agreements, but on bilateral trade agreements. Indonesia must approach this in a strategic way, given that in studying …

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Theatre director Michael Bogdanov has died aged 78 – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… prosecution brought by the morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse had been allowed to happen at all. His publicist said on Tuesday: “Michael’s iconoclastic approach to Shakespeare influenced a generation of audiences and practitioners, he had a life-long commitment to education and creating shows for young people and his approach to theatre was to make it political, accessible, joyous and transformative.” Related Topics Theatre More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

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Trump may have to be patient about North Korea

April 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)The United States has lost its strategic patience with North Korea. So what’s a had-it-up-to-here superpower to do to stop a pariah nation bent on putting its nuclear weapons on top of a missile that could reach America? Tough talk, for sure. Lean on China to turn off its life support to its neighbor, for another. But for all the warnings that Trump will fix the showdown with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, it’s so far unclear whether at its foundation, his …

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Ships in the night: A visit to one of Italy’s ‘pleasure boat’ yards

April 14, 2017

Viareggio, Italy (CNN)The maiden voyage of the Aurora — a new 160-foot, $26.6 million aluminum super yacht launched last week in Viareggio, Italy — lasted less than one hour and only covered a humble 500 yards. Watching an imposing vessel like the Aurora passing through the darkened streets of the scruffy, seaside town, halting traffic and only narrowly avoiding a collision with a streetlight, induces a surreal and somewhat disorienting feeling. But for those more immersed in the …

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Egyptians mourn, but do they understand?

April 10, 2017

… bring back the victims nor prevent the next set of them. Widespread everyday discrimination, both legal and social, is far more consequential than tired slogans wheeled out after every tragedy. The Egyptian version of thoughts, prayers and inaction will only serve as a placeholder for the next time Egyptians experience a similar tragedy. Terrorists have escalated their campaign against Egypt’s Christians. And the state’s old policies and rhetoric have failed. A fresh approach is …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… four birdies, including a chip-in at the sixth, with five bogeys — the last after his approach to the 28th hit the pin and bounced off the green — to shoot 73 for one over par. Golf icons remember Arnold Palmer McIlroy needs the Masters to become only the sixth player to win all four of golf’s major titles — along with Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen. Of that illustrious group, only Sarazen achieved the feat at Augusta. …

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