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US-China trade pact fails to resolve three fundamental issues

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a trade deal with China on Jan. 15 intended as a first phase toward a more comprehensive agreement between the two countries. In exchange...

Every company needs a Chief Fun Officer. Here’s why.

It has long been recognised that all work and no play is likely to lead to less productive, dissatisfied workers. As far back as...

How the world’s fastest-growing economy went off the rails

India celebrates the traditional harvest festivals of Bihu, Pongal, Makara Sankranti and Lohri across different states in the second week of January. The festivities have become lavish in recent years...

Flight PS752: Iran flexes its missile muscle with terrible consequences

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) recently demonstrated its sophisticated missile technology by attacking U.S. military bases in Iraq. But later the same day, its missiles unintentionally...

Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back from the monarchy is a gift to republicans

Bill Shorten, when leader of the opposition, promised a plebiscite on Australia becoming a republic if he won the country’s 2019 federal election. That...

Businesses: Upskilling should be your must-have New Year Resolution

Today, the survival of many organizations depends on their plans to leverage cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to transform their workplaces into augmented environments. A recent IBM study found that,...

The link between asteroids and water on Earth.

Water is essential for life on Earth and is one of our most precious natural resources. But considering how our planet formed, it is...

Why strike killing Of Qassem Suleimani is a dangerous escalation of US assassination policy

The US government has killed Iranian general Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Quds Force, the elite wing of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards, in...

How putting purpose into your New Year’s resolutions can help achieve them

People worldwide make New Year’s resolutions every year in an attempt to improve their lives. Common resolutions are to exercise more, eat healthier, save money,...

Three trends of the internet language from 2019 — explained

Social media has created an entirely new linguistic ecosystem, with new words, phrases and features for expressing ourselves cropping up all the time. Last year,...

What makes Uber and Airbnb different in the eyes of the EU

Digital platforms such as Uber and Airbnb have revolutionised the services we use. But progress rarely comes without a price and a certain amount of...

What do Chinese citizens think about the social credit system?

The Chinese social credit system has been given an unequivocally negative reception by the media in the west. Set to be rolled out nationwide in...


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