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[Mihir Sharma] Will India really go green?

As soon as Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change, eyes turned eastward. Even as the US reneges on its promises, the argument now goes, China and India will show lead...

Updated : 2017.06.09 18:32

[Other view] China makes bold move with Kenyan railway

Kenyan and Chinese officials on Wednesday inaugurated a 470-kilometer-long railway built and largely financed by the Chinese between Kenya’s and East Africa’s busiest port, Mombasa, and Kenya’s capit...

Updated : 2017.06.09 18:32

[Francis Wilkinson] It’s Comey vs. Trump Partisans

Former FBI Director James Comey isn’t leaving much in doubt. In his testimony prepared for his appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Comey states that Trump considered the...

Updated : 2017.06.08 17:49

[Other view] Stand against terrorism, even in Iran

There is only one acceptable response to Wednesday’s deadly terrorist attacks in Iran: swift and unequivocal condemnation of the perpetrators, and condolences to the victims. By joining the other wor...

Updated : 2017.06.08 17:49

[The Baltimore Sun] Trump’s London attack

The firm and defiant yet calm and reasoned response of British leaders to Saturday night’s terrorist attack on London Bridge, which involved three men who steered a rented van into pedestrians and th...

Updated : 2017.06.08 17:49

[Warren Fernandez] Figuring out new ways to deliver good journalism

When Pope Francis met United States President Donald Trump last month at the Vatican, he urged him to be a man of peace. True or false? Did the Pope actually comment to Mrs Melania Trump on her hu...

Updated : 2017.06.08 17:49

[Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] Cutting off Qatar: Sunni Arab states make a puzzling move

Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed the United States on with the Sunni Muslim states of the Persian Gulf in a meeting with their leaders in Saudi Arabia during his recent overseas tour. Mon...

Updated : 2017.06.08 17:49

[Mark Whitehouse] Why more jobs doesn’t mean more growth

How can the US economy keep creating jobs and still grow so slowly? One explanation can be found in the latest employment data: The sectors adding the most workers are among the less productive. The...

Updated : 2017.06.08 17:48

[Desk Column] Text bombs are part of bigger trend

Lawmakers grilling President Moon Jae-in’s Cabinet nominees during parliamentary confirmation hearings are complaining about receiving an avalanche of text messages -- most of them containing scathi...

Updated : 2017.06.07 16:55

[Kim Myong-sik] Moon’s tightrope walk in THAAD politics

From my new home in Gimpo, I can see a lot of Republic of Korea Marines at checkpoints and coastal strips, in open trucks moving to and from exercise sites and even in “makguksu” noodle restaurants...

Updated : 2017.06.07 16:55

[Tim Luckhurst] A socialist resurgence in the United Kingdom

When Britain’s Conservative Party prime minister, Theresa May, called a snap general election on April 18, surprise was complete. This was precisely what she had promised she would not do. But shock ...

Updated : 2017.06.07 16:55

[Steven Conn] Isolationism is another word for ignoring inconvenient truths

It has been almost a century since the United States walked away from an international accord as significant as the Paris agreement on climate. In 1920, the Senate refused to ratify the Treaty of Ver...

Updated : 2017.06.07 16:55

[Robin M. Mills] Qatar still has many friends in energy markets

Oil markets seem impervious to geopolitical risk. As four Arab neighbors imposed an unprecedented embargo on Qatar on Monday, oil prices briefly jumped 1.6 percent before falling back. The fuel to wa...

Updated : 2017.06.07 16:54

[Robert Fouser] Making neighborhoods in Seoul more walkable

The much anticipated walkway over Seoul Station has opened. Called “Seoullo 7017,” the walkway fills the old overpass with greenery and offers sweeping views of the city. The name comes from the ye...

Updated : 2017.06.06 17:37

[Kim Seong-kon] You should seek advice from a professional

When they put up English signboards or use English expressions, Koreans seldom consult with native speakers of English. As a result, awkward English expressions are rampant throughout Korea. Do they ...

Updated : 2017.06.06 17:37