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The threat of enfeebled great powers

(May 15): The Covid-19 crisis augurs three watersheds: The end of Europe’s integration project, the end of a united and functional America and the end of the implicit social compa


Scientists expect Covid-19 vaccine in January if not within the year

(May 4): Researchers continue to debate how fast a coronavirus vaccine may be available as states and nations look for a fast track to recovery from the pandemic’s economic toll, with January or ev


Why America is losing to Covid-19

(Apr 9): Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s behaviour over the past two weeks is exactly what is wrong with America’s response to Covid-19.


Chinese Covid-19 numbers not fake: Berkeley Professor

(Apr 3): Amid accusations that Beijing had falsified its COVID-19 numbers, a professor of public health at the University of California Berkeley has expressed that he and public health colleagues h


Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader, other top officials

WASHINGTON/RIYADH (June 25): US President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking a dramatic, unpreceden


US blames Iran for oil tanker attacks as gulf tensions climb

(June 14): The Trump administration blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers near the entrance to the Persian Gulf, escalating tensions between the two rivals despite denials from officials in Te

US-China trade war

Singapore fears Asean may need to choose between US, China

(Nov 16): Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned that Southeast Asian nations may one day have to choose between the US and China, as concerns deepen about a Cold War-style conflict betw


US warns Russia it could ‘take out’ missiles

(Oct 3): The US warned that it could resort to strikes against a new class of Russian missile unless Moscow complies with its international commitments to arms reduction.

US Economy

US, Canada agree to Nafta replacement that includes Mexico

SINGAPORE (Oct 1): The US and Canada agreed to a trade deal with Mexico, setting the stage for their leaders to sign the accord by late November in a region that trades more than US$1 trillion ($1.

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