Is Trump trying to destroy the world trade system, or save it?
Deciphering the Trump administration's intentions on trade is becoming ever more difficult. The flip-flops, contradictions and sheer inexplicability of how this war is unfolding have left specialists at a loss to explain what's going on. "You're asking a difficult question, which is what does the Trump administration want," says Simon Lester, associate director at the Cato Institute…
Syria’s Kurds hope for ‘new state and system’ via Assad talks
A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters says it has agreed to work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government towards a "democratic, decentralised Syria" after preliminary talks in Damascus. A delegation of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) - the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance - arrived in Syria's capital earlier…
Earl Thomas’ Agent Blasts NFL Fans for Siding with Teams over Players
Don Juan Moore/Getty Images David Mulugheta, the agent for Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, questioned why NFL fans side with teams when players hold out seeking a new contract. Thomas didn't report for the start of Seahawks training camp this week and Adam Schefter of ESPN reported his holdout could extend into the regular season…
Deadly deliveries: How hospitals are failing new moms, in graphics  | USA TODAY
The U.S. healthcare system is one of the most expensive in the world. Yet America’s maternal death rate is the highest among developed nations.
Egypt: Cairo court sentences 75 protesters to death
An Egyptian court has sentenced 75 people to death for participating in a 2013 protest against the overthrow of the country's democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi. Senior members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organisation were among those ordered executed by the Cairo Criminal Court on Saturday for their involvement with the sit-in demonstration at Rabaa Square in the Egyptian capital,…