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A row over Poland's attempt to oust European Union President Donald Tusk threatens to overshadow a summit this week that was meant to focus on post-Brexit unity.
 
At his inauguration on Jan. 20, Donald Trump delivered an inward-looking speech in which he promised to "make America great again," without any reference to its friends and allies overseas.
 
Criminals have no humanity, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said less than a week ago -- the latest iteration of the mindset that informs the idee fixe of his political life: the war on drugs
 
The unending litany of negative assessments from overseas regarding rights violations and the suppression of democracy in Thailand leaves no doubt that the military-led government has failed abjectly in its efforts to explain or justify what's happening here.
 
Asia is suffering from a US$26 trillion infrastructure gap that threatens future growth. That is the subject matter of a recent report titled "Meeting Asia's Infrastructure Needs" by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
 
It wasn't exactly Lilly King wagging a finger at a dirty Russian, then going on to beat her for a swimming gold medal in Rio.
 
Brexit, the British referendum on the European Union, occurred while I was still studying in London. Not unlike Singapore, London is a capital that prides itself on being a global city. And Britain's decision on June 23 last year to leave the EU devastated me for two reasons.
 
There is no holy scripture that declares categorically that "there shall be no compulsion in religion." Although the Quran uses the word "disbelief" more than 150 times, Muslims are never given the authority to punish disbelievers.
 
Taiwan has a defense minister who doesn't know what he is doing and what he has to do to defend the country. He is General Feng Shih-kuan, President Tsai Ing-wen's minister of national defense.
 
Neighbors forced their way into Mohammad Umair's home battling smoke and flames in a desperate bid to rescue his young family -- he and his wife survived, their children did not.
 
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