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    China assumes global leadership as Trump’s America retreats

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on July 01, 2017

    THE biggest casualty of Trump’s ‘America First’ policy is the Paris climate accord...

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    NATO’s expanding military frontier

    by Brian Cloughley | Updated at 12:05am on July 01, 2017

    IN AN examination in the New Yorker of the career and prospects of the US secretary of defence, General James Mattis, Dexter Filkins, a highly respected Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, noted President Trump’s attitude to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation...

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    Preparing Iraq for the defeat of IS

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 01, 2017

    THE territorial defeat of the Islamic State in Mosul is a significant moment for Iraq, a country that has come a long way since IS was rapidly gaining territory with such ease in the summer of 2014...

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    Egypt restricting public right to basic facts

    by Mariam Elba | Updated at 12:05am on June 30, 2017

    THIS past week, Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi finalised an agreement ceding sovereignty of the Tiran and Sanafir Islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia...

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    Can mountaineering tackle gender myths in Sri Lanka?

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 30, 2017

    ON MAY 21, 2016, I became the first Sri Lankan to summit Mount Everest. It was a deeply personal journey and an overwhelming one. In fact, I almost didn’t make it...

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    Shangri-La Dialogue and situation in Asian Pacific region

    by Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:05am on June 30, 2017

    AT THE very beginning of June Singapore hosted the annual Shangri-La Dialogue summit that proved to be one of the most notable international forums which discusses the issues of security in the Asian-Pacific region in the broad sense of this term, which means that the Indian Ocean is also considered a part of it in this context...

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    When the titans of hate politics meet

    by Vijay Prashad | Updated at 12:05am on June 30, 2017

    INDIA’S Narendra Modi is back in Washington, DC. In India, the prime minister is known for his travels around the world. He is rarely at home...

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    Turning up the heat?

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 30, 2017

    ALMOST three weeks after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt declared a blockade on Qatar, the Gulf emirate has been served with an ultimatum...

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    More amusement centres need to be built

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 30, 2017

    IT IS known to all that amusement centres in the capital witness a heavy rush during holidays as was evident during the recently past Eid-ul-Fitr holidays....

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    Govt must focus more on the poorest children

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 30, 2017

    CHILDREN who grow up in poverty are nearly twice as likely to die before they reach their fifth birthday as children who grow up in better circumstances....

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