Trump and Kim Have Just Walked Us Back From the Brink of War

Thanks;Victor Cha Mr. Cha is a former National Security Council director for Asia. Published;June 12, 2018 President Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea meet for the first time on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times There is a phrase in Korean: “Begun is half-done.” It means when tackling a difficult task,…

Allies and adversaries worry as Trump sets stage for reveal on Iran deal

THANKS;Laura King and Noah Bierman PUBLISHED;1 hr ago 08.05.2018 © Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images A Iranian woman walks past a wall painting in the shape of Iranian flag in Tehran, Iran on the first anniversary of nuclear deal between Iran and world powers on January 16, 2017. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday could…

Malala sets foot on home soil after five years

Thanks;Amir Wasim | Mohammad Asghar Published;March 29, 2018 ISLAMABAD: Youngest Nobel Prize laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai arrived here on Thursday night more than five years after she survived a Taliban attack in Swat which necessitated her departure to the UK for medical treatment. Ms Yousafzai — accompanied by her father Ziauddin, Farah Mohamed…

From Palestine to Fiji, untold flu stories 100 years on

Thanks; Alasdair Soussi Published; 13 Feb 2018 Up to 40 million people died in the Spanish flu outbreak between 1918 to 1919 [AP] “I had a little bird, its name was Enza. I opened the window and in-flu-enza.” Almost like the creepy theme tune to a horror film, the rhyme above became a common refrain for…

Pope Francis arrives in crisis-hit Peru

Thanks;BBC NEWS Published;JAN,19 *Pope Francis was greeted by thousands of people on the streets of Lima Pope Francis has arrived in Peru on the final leg of a two-nation trip to South America. He was met at Lima airport by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who appealed to the pontiff to help resolve a continuing…

Catalonia just declared independence from Spain

Thanks;Alexandra Ma Published;Oct,27 Pro-independence supporters wave the Catalan flag in Barcelona.Yves Herman/Reuters • Catalonia has declared independence from Spain. • Meanwhile, Spain’s Senate is voting over whether to allow the government to activate Article 155 and take control of Catalonia. • Mariano Rajoy, the country’s prime minister, wants to depose the Catalan president and hold…

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand’s late king

Thanks;Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panu Wongcha-um Published;WED OCT 25, 2017 / 9:00 PM EDT Mourners wait for the start of the funeral procession for Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej before the Royal Cremation Ceremony in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, October 26, 2017. REUTERS/JORGE SILVA (Reuters) – Thousands of people turned out…

There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists: Dalai Lama

Thanks;IANS in India Published;Oct,19 There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists because terrorists are no more religious once they embrace terror, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday. “People cease to be Muslim, Christian or any group the moment they became terrorists,” the Dalai Lama said at a public reception here on the…