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Supreme Court to decide whether Trump is immune from federal prosecution

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments this week with profound legal and political consequences: whether former President Donald Trump is immune from...

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The Dutch are aiming to quarantine populism. Should the rest of the world follow suit?

In November 2023, Geert Wilders’ stridently anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim party swept the Dutch elections in what the media called a political...

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Big money flows to U.S. charities fueling vaccine misinformation

An anti-vaccine group founded by U.S. presidential contender Robert F Kennedy Jr raised millions of dollars during the coronavirus pandemic, tax...

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The hidden risk of letting AI decide – losing the skills to choose for ourselves

As artificial intelligence creeps further into people’s daily lives, so do worries about it. At the most alarmist are concerns about AI going rogue...

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Japan’s demographic dialogue: A conversation on population

Japan is well-known for being a mostly homogenous nation. However, it’s aging population necessitates change. So far, the measures taken to address...

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In a future with more ‘mind reading,’ thanks to neurotech, we may need to rethink freedom of thought

Socrates, the ancient Greek philosopher, never wrote things down. He warned that writing undermines memory – that it is nothing but a reminder of...

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Yes, efforts to eliminate DEI programs are rooted in racism

Right-wing activists who have long criticized liberalism and “wokeness” in higher education and helped force the resignation of Claudine Gay,...

17.04.2024 20

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Iran upends decades of shadow warfare in direct attack on Israel as tensions mount at home

Iran's direct attack on Israel over the weekend upended decades of its shadowy warfare by proxy, something Tehran has used to manage international...

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4 burning questions for 2024 Nippon Professional Baseball season

Spring is upon us, and more importantly than blooming flowers or warm sunshine, that means the 2024 Nippon Professional Baseball season is underway....

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The OJ Simpson saga was a unique American moment. 3 decades on, we're still wondering what it means

A dog’s plaintive wail. A courtroom couplet-turned-cultural catchphrase about gloves. A judge and attorneys who became media darlings and villains....

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If you can’t beat 'em? European politicians embrace TikTok despite security fears

When Simon Harris became Ireland's prime minister-in-waiting in March, he turned to a favored platform to express himself: TikTok. In a video with...

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Are embassies off-limits? Ecuadorian and Israeli actions suggest otherwise, setting dangerous diplomatic precedent

It has long been held that embassies should be treated as “off-limits” to other nations. Yet in a single week, two governments – both...

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Reform or barriers: What next after Yellen's China visit?

From her down-to-earth demeanor to chopstick skills, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has been under scrutiny on her China visit, where she...

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3 marketing myths the supplement industry wants you to swallow

Americans seem to have quite a positive view of dietary supplements. According to a 2023 survey, 74% of U.S. adults take vitamins, prebiotics and the...

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Former Trump officials are among most vocal opponents of returning him to White House

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has called him a “threat to democracy.” Former national security adviser John Bolton has declared him...

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Diversity programs vanishing from U.S. campuses amid culture wars

The latest battle in the culture wars cleaving American society centers around diversity programs on university campuses, now restricted or banned in...

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Europe's restless farmers forcing policymakers to act

European policymakers have scaled back rules to protect nature, drawn up limits on the import of tariff-free Ukrainian grains and scrapped new...

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Competitive workplaces don’t work for gender equality

Ultra-competitive workplaces – places where employees battle against each other for rank, bonuses and promotions – are common in many high-status...

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Will Musk help Trump with cash, not just tweets?

Elon Musk, one of the world's richest people, says he won't directly back Joe Biden or Donald Trump in the U.S. election -- but one look at his X feed...

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NATO at 75 is stronger -- but also under threat

The NATO military alliance marks its 75th anniversary on Thursday, reinvigorated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine -- but menaced by the growing threat...

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Bye, bye Bibi: Is the game up for Israel's great survivor Netanyahu?

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Houdini of Israeli politics and its longest serving prime minister, has been written off many times before. But with thousands...

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Climate change is messing with how we measure time

Struggle to wrap your head around daylight savings? Spare a thought for the world's timekeepers, who are trying to work out how climate change is...

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Not having job flexibility or security can leave workers feeling depressed, anxious and hopeless

When employees don’t have control over their work schedules, it’s not just morale that suffers – mental health takes a hit too. That’s what my...

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Bridges can be protected from ship collisions – an expert explains how

The MV Dali, a 984-foot, 100,000-ton cargo ship, rammed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge when leaving Baltimore harbor on March 26, causing a portion...

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Network political contributors have a long history, but are they more trouble than they're worth?

One of the nation's most prominent news outlets has found itself in an embarrassing mess over the hiring — and quick firing — of someone who isn't...

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British royal family learns that if you don't fill an information vacuum, someone else will

A media frenzy was born on Feb 27, when the hashtag #WhereIsKate exploded online with speculation about the whereabouts of Britain's Princess of...

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Breakaway parties threaten to disrupt South Korea’s two-party system

Contemporary South Korean politics has traditionally been dominated by just two main parties – in common with many other countries with strong...

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Irish PM-in-waiting Harris faces daunting but not impossible task

After a whirlwind ascent to the top of Irish politics, Simon Harris has little time and few levers to pull to secure a fourth term for his weary...

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Why are Americans fighting over no-fault divorce? Maybe they can’t agree what marriage is for

“First comes love, then comes marriage” – so goes the classic children’s rhyme. But not everyone agrees. Increasingly, the idea that love is...

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Japan abandons decades of pacifism in response to Ukraine invasion, increased Chinese pressure on Taiwan

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the conflict in Gaza, have left tens of thousands dead and sent shockwaves across Europe and the Middle East. But...

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Building fairness into AI is crucial – and hard to get right

Artificial intelligence’s capacity to process and analyze vast amounts of data has revolutionized decision-making processes, making operations in...

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Is the National Guard a solution to school violence in U.S.?

Every now and then, an elected official will suggest bringing in the National Guard to deal with violence that seems out of control. A city council...

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How ‘Dune’ became a beacon for fledgling environmental movement

“Dune,” widely considered one of the best sci-fi novels of all time, continues to influence how writers, artists and inventors envision the...

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Should you be concerned about flying on Boeing planes?

Since the 1990s, American aerospace giant Boeing and its European competitor Airbus have dominated the market for large passenger jets. But this year,...

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Is TikTok’s parent company an agent of the Chinese state? In China Inc, it’s a little more complicated

Does the Chinese government have officials inside TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, pulling the strings? And does the storing of data from the...

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An expanding NATO uses its diversity as strength

The French navy frigate, bristling with weaponry and powering through frigid Norwegian seas not so far from Russia, awoke at 7:30 a.m. sharp to what,...

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Are private conversations truly private?

Imagine opening your front door wide and inviting the world to listen in on your most private conversations. Unthinkable, right? Yet, in the digital...

18.03.2024 9

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What is the Japanese ‘wabi-sabi’ aesthetic actually about? ‘Miserable tea’ and loneliness, for starters

On a recent visit to New York I stopped at a Japanese bookstore in Manhattan. Among the English-language books about Japan, I encountered a section of...

17.03.2024 10

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Putin has no successor, no living rivals and no retirement plan – why his eventual death will set off a vicious power struggle

Two things are certain concerning Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. First, he will be reelected as president in the rigged election scheduled to run...

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Kate's been the reliable face of a modern monarchy; now she's at the center of a media backlash

She’s one of the most photographed women in the world. But attention on Kate, the Princess of Wales, hasn’t reached this level since she married...

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The noise problem in conflict averse Japan

Having harmony with others is very important in Japanese society. So, people rarely make a racket in public. However, Japan is also a conflict-averse...

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Led by Musk, Silicon Valley inches to the right

Since his tumultuous takeover of Twitter, Elon Musk has made an unabashed turn to the right politically, defying the orthodoxy that Silicon Valley is...

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Emotion-tracking AI on the job: Workers fear being watched – and misunderstood

Emotion artificial intelligence uses biological signals such as vocal tone, facial expressions and data from wearable devices as well as text and...

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Yoon lauded in West for embracing Japan; in S Korea it fits conservative agenda that is less popular

When South Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol broke out into an impromptu performance of the song “American Pie” at a gala White House dinner in 2023,...

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From anime and sci-fi to rom-coms, films are full of faith in unexpected places

In some movies, religion hits viewers over the head – including films that take home the industry’s biggest prizes. No one could miss...

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And the Oscar goes to ... a movie most people have seen

The Oscars are poised to do something on Sunday that they haven’t done in a very long time: Hand its top award to a blockbuster. After years of...

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The future of work: Why we need to think beyond the hype of the four-day week

Is reducing working hours a sign of progress? Since the 19th century, the number of hours spent at work has been steadily declining in developed...

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Publishing Taylor Swift’s flight information: Is it stalking or protected free speech?

Jack Sweeney, a junior at the University of Central Florida, says the First Amendment gives him the right to publish publicly available information...

07.03.2024 10

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Some truths are self-evident: Joe Biden is too old, but who could possibly replace him?

It is possible, in politics as in life, for several things to be true at once. It is true that Donald Trump and his plans for a second presidential...

06.03.2024 10

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How Russia has managed to shake off the impact of sanctions – with a little help from its friends

Almost two years after the West responded to the Russian invasion in Ukraine with a blistering array of sanctions, a fresh round of financial measures...

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