The White House’s wishful thinking on Iran and North Korea

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Trump administration moves to tighten squeeze on Venezuelan government

A man in Caracas on Monday holds a newspaper reporting the reelection of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. (Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images) The Trump administration on Monday barred Americans from a risky but potentially lucrative type of financial transaction with Venezuela’s state-owned companies as it condemned the reelection of President Nicolás Maduro as a sham. An executive […]

Mumbai’s glow-in-the-dark waves may be fueled by climate change, study says

An algal bloom of Noctiluca scintillans illuminates the water near Dapeng Bay in Shenzhen city in China’s Guangdong province. (Li Jianqiang/ImagineChina/AP) A team of American and Indian scientists say climate change is the likely reason for the curious, glow-in-the-dark waves washing up on Mumbai’s beaches in recent years. A year-long study by scientists at the Indian National […]

The high price of feminism in the ‘new’ Saudi Arabia

This 2014 image made from a video shows Loujain al-Hathloul driving towards the United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia border before her arrest on Dec. 1, 2014, in Saudi Arabia. (Loujain Al-Hathloul/AP) It was just days before Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s March visit to the United States when Loujain al-Hathloul, one of Saudi […]