US Creating Serious Threat to Multilateral Free Trade System – China

The United States and China imposed new tariffs on each other's goods on Monday, as the world's two biggest economies showed no sign of backing down from an escalating trade dispute that has left...

Donald Trump, U.S. Have Declared Economic War on Russia With Its Toughest Sanctions Yet

By Owen Matthews There used to be a bar in downtown Moscow called Sanctions, featuring caricatures of Western politicians and serving only Russian booze—a one-stop summation of President Vladimir Putin’s attitude toward the efforts of...

Do the Democrats Have a Post-Kavanaugh, Post-Midterm Game Plan?

The Party needs to fight Supreme Court battles in a way that is consistent with its principles—and reject as many untenable nominees as Trump names.  By Amy Davidson Sorkin- The New Yorker For a President whose...

Trump Administration Targets Immigrants Who Receive Public Benefits

By Maya Rhodan The Trump Administration is proposing a federal rule that would make it so that immigrants who use public benefits could be deemed ineligible for legal status in the U.S. Under the rule, using...

How Jeff Bezos Should Spend the Money He Promised for Schools

There are several grass-roots efforts to spread the Montessori method he admires that could really use the money. By Mira Debs The author, a former high school history teacher, is the executive director of the Yale...

Far-Right Populism-How the Alternative for Germany Has Transformed the Country

Founded only five years ago, the Alternative for Germany has grown from a marginal party to a game-changer in federal and state politics -- and become ever more radical. Is it a testament to...

Malaysia’s Najib faces life in jail, but is Jho Low the real 1MDB mastermind?

As prosecutors slap a further 25 charges on the former prime minister, a new book claims the true orchestrator of the multibillion-dollar scandal was a fugitive businessman By Tashny SukumaranBhavan Jaipragas Malaysian prosecutors on Thursday slapped...

As Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination Teeters, Boom Times for Presidential Flattery

A Supreme Court standoff? Bad polls? Never mind. Poland wants to open Fort Trump.  By Susan B. Glasser- The New Yorker A week ago, Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation was seen as all but assured. But...

Opinion: Brexit — #Brexcrement horrors and howlers

It's a thankless task trying to keep up with the daily dose of bizarre comments made by leading Brexiteers. DW's Rob Mudge has made a valiant effort to wade through some of the madness. I...

Brexit: May humiliated by Salzburg ambush as she fights to save Chequers

PM on the defensive after EU leaders take turns to rubbish her plan – just a week before the Conservative conference Dan Sabbagh and Daniel Boffey in Salzburg, and Pippa Crerar Theresa May was left fighting...

US hysterical in blocking sci-tech exchanges

Source:Global Times The US actions targeting China's Thousand Talents Plan have caused great anxiety among Chinese scientists in the US. Washington is quickly expanding restrictions on China-US scientific, technological and talent exchanges. It was reported...

Russia closes some aviation routes near Syria after plane downing

After Syrian air defense accidently shoots down a Russian aircraft, killing 15 crew members on board in attempt to intercept Israeli airstrike, Moscow issues temporary flight restrictions map as it prepares for military exercise...

A year after referendum, Kurds in Iraq face Iran and US powerbrokers

By Seth J. Frantzman On September 19, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Iraq’s new speaker of the Council of Representatives, Mohammed al-Halbusi. According to a statement by the State Department, Pompeo “emphasized...

In Life Itself, Death Is the Ultimate Plot Twist

The writer and director Dan Fogelman (This Is Us) has crafted a film with an all-star cast—Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas—but an absolutely miserable script. DAVID SIMS Halfway through Life Itself—Dan Fogelman’s multigenerational saga of love,...

Why Schools Are Banning Yoga

Mindfulness programs have become popular on K–12 campuses, but in some parts of the country concerns about religious intrusion keep the trend at bay. ALIA WONG In certain parts of the United States, it’s getting more...

Do Trump’s Core Supporters Even Want the GOP to Win the Midterms?

If the agenda of the Republican establishment excited rank-and-file voters, Trump wouldn’t now preside over the party. Conor Friedersdorf The Republican Party’s prospects in the midterm elections are threatened in part by their trust in Donald...

China and America May Be Forging a New Economic Order

It’s not a Cold War. But the dispute between the world’s two largest economies is taking the world into unknown territory. ABIGAIL GRACE “New U.S.-China Tariffs Raise Fears of an Economic Cold War,” proclaimed a Washington Post headline. The New York Times alleged...

Syria Blames Israel for Killing Russians, Hezbollah Says It’s Ready for Battle

By Tom O'Connor Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said Israel was responsible for a recent incident in which his armed forces accidentally downed an allied Russian aircraft while defending against an Israeli aerial assault. In a...

Mission implausible: Russians mock improbable spy duo

By Sarah Rainsford -BBC News, Moscow The story spun by the two Russian suspects in the Salisbury poisoning was met with snorts of derision in the UK. But less predictable is the mockery that seemingly...

Jair Bolsonaro: Why Brazilian women are saying #NotHim

By Pablo Uchoa BBC World Service Several million women in Brazil have declared an online war against the front-running presidential candidate, the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, ahead of the first round of elections due to take...