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A Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam would carry major symbolism for North Korea

A Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam would carry major symbolism for North Korea

Vietnam is an appealing model for North Korea, even though the two nations have some key differences.
India’s job crisis is worse than people thought — and its government tried to squelch the data

India’s job crisis is worse than people thought — and its government tried to squelch the data

Unemployment touched a four-decade high last year, according to leaked official figures.
The winner of Australia’s biggest literary prize is an asylum seeker confined by the government on a remote island

The winner of Australia’s biggest literary prize is an asylum seeker confined by the government on a remote island

The award puts an uncomfortable, renewed spotlight at the treatment of asylum seekers in Nauru and Manus Island.
Meet the next king of YouTube: An Indian music channel

Meet the next king of YouTube: An Indian music channel

YouTube’s biggest star PewDiePie may lose his top spot due to India’s internet revolution
Trump’s new conflict with Europe

Trump’s new conflict with Europe

Britain, France and Germany have issued a major challenge to U.S. sanctions on Iran.
A not-so-sweet fantasy: Mariah Carey to perform in Saudi Arabia, despite backlash

A not-so-sweet fantasy: Mariah Carey to perform in Saudi Arabia, despite backlash

Activists have urged the American singer to boycott her planned Thursday concert or use the opportunity to shed light on the plight of jailed women.
Trump’s tweets on Mexico’s rising murder rate conflict with his new asylum policy

Trump’s tweets on Mexico’s rising murder rate conflict with his new asylum policy

“This tweet just confirms the absurdity of the Trump administration’s illegal policy," one advocate said.
Trump blames his intelligence chiefs for being ‘naive’ on Iran. Europe has a plan to prove him wrong.

Trump blames his intelligence chiefs for being ‘naive’ on Iran. Europe has a plan to prove him wrong.

A new transaction channel linking Europe and Iran could help preserve the Obama-era nuclear deal despite Trump's resistance.
What a peace deal with the Taliban could mean for women in Afghanistan

What a peace deal with the Taliban could mean for women in Afghanistan

Some Afghan women fear an American withdrawal will mean a reversion to an Afghanistan in which they had virtually no rights at all.
How Trump’s trade war with China could heat up

How Trump’s trade war with China could heat up

There are signals that the trade dispute may get worse, not better, in the coming months.
A Scottish teen sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl. But he won’t be punished.

A Scottish teen sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl. But he won’t be punished.

A Scottish court found him guilty, but he was given an "absolute discharge," meaning he won't face any penalty.
For migrants crossing the Mediterranean, the journey has become deadlier

For migrants crossing the Mediterranean, the journey has become deadlier

Each day in 2018, an average of six people died trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Amnesty urges world’s leading digital tourism companies to end listings in Israeli settlements

The Amnesty report blasted Expedia, Booking.com, TripAdvisor and Airbnb for listing Israeli hotels and attractions in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
U.S. intelligence chiefs’ de facto message to allies around the world: You’re right; Trump is wrong.

U.S. intelligence chiefs’ de facto message to allies around the world: You’re right; Trump is wrong.

Startled reactions by U.S. allies have had little impact on the commander in chief. But on Tuesday, his own intelligence chiefs handed them some powerful arguments.
Venezuela’s crisis and the limits of Cold War thinking

Venezuela’s crisis and the limits of Cold War thinking

Both the left and right have their blinkers on when it comes to Maduro.

What the explosive details of the Huawei case mean for Canada

How the Department of Justice charges against Huawei and Meng Wanzhou will impact Canada and trade talks.
One possible consequence of no-deal Brexit: Fresh-food shortages and higher prices

One possible consequence of no-deal Brexit: Fresh-food shortages and higher prices

Britain's leading food retailers warned this week that a no-deal Brexit would seriously disrupt food supplies.
How Citgo, a U.S. oil company, became Venezuela’s lifeline

How Citgo, a U.S. oil company, became Venezuela’s lifeline

As tensions mount between the United States and President Nicolás Maduro, a Houston-based company is in the middle once again.