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In Brussels, Trump-Macron becomes a summit of its own
Populism and globalism have been at war with each other in voting booths across the West. But at the NATO summit that started today, those two threads will have to knit together in common purpose, and no one symbolizes that more than the American and French presidents.
When hostility toward media turns into assault
The relationship between politicians and the media has always been testy. But violent? An incident in Montana Wednesday raises questions about whether treatment of the media is changing as they lose credibility among many Americans.
US action hints at shifting strategy in South China Sea
This week brought another minor incident in the South China Sea. But what's going on beneath the surface is seismic: The United States is weighing how much it wants to maintain its post-World War II influence in the region.
For energy – and oil prices – a new era of uncertainty
When it comes to oil, the tendency is to make grand pronouncements. Is the era of oil over? Is oil poised to make a comeback? The reality is that oil prices are often a see-saw, and the world might be heading for the next switch.
Relationship advice? Scientists draw wisdom from vampire bats.
They might not be on Snapchat, but vampire bats have friends, it turns out. It's part of a growing body of research shedding light on how animals – and humans – work together.
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