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Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War?

By Robin Wright, The New Yorker A day after the brawling and racist brutality and deaths in Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe asked, “How did we get to this place?” The more relevant question after Charlottesville—and other deadly episodes in Ferguson, … Continue reading

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Singapore needs to move beyond the Lee family

As mud, dust and fire swirl around the bitter feud taking place within Singapore’s pre-eminent Lee family, a calm, highly thoughtful, impressively knowledgeable voice emerges on new media presenting the fruits of his soul-searching on the kind of political system … Continue reading

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Climate change pact: Trump shouldn’t have, but Duterte has to

A commentary by Manila Times journalist Rigoberto D. Tiglao supporting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision not to honour his country’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. ………. PRESIDENT Trump’s announcement that the US will pull out of the landmark Paris … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Manchester suicide bomber used student loan and benefits to fund terror plot

The Manchester suicide bomber used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, police believe. Salman Abedi is understood to have received thousands of pounds in state funding in the run up to Monday’s atrocity even while he … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Firing of James Comey Is an Attack on American Democracy

By John Cassidy, The New Yorker May 9, 2017 At a time like this, it is important to express things plainly. On Tuesday evening, Donald Trump acted like a despot. Without warning or provocation, he summarily fired the independent-minded director … Continue reading

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Is Taiwan’s Freedom Better than Singapore’s ‘Caged Canaries’ and Hong Kong’s ‘Lost Soul’?

By Justin Hugo The News Lens Why you need to know: Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong: Three very different fates for three Asian tigers. Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) recent remarks about countries south of Taiwan at the 30th anniversary … Continue reading

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Syria gas attack: Writing your GP essay with feeling

When GP students think of science and technology, they often think of the iPhone and the Playstation VR. Well, don’t forget sarin gas, or the almost 10,000 kg, 30-foot long explosive known as the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb … Continue reading

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