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The president of the United States, Donald Trump, makes some observations during a debate on prison reform, in the White House, Washington, DC, USA, today, January 11, 2018.
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The President of the United States announced on Twitter that he would be canceling an upcoming visit to London due to his anger at his predecessor, a decision that on Friday was welcomed by the city's mayor.

[OP-ED]: Can we die in peace?

 07/28/2017 - 08:38
Just whether the persistence of high-cost care reflects good medicine, a deep human craving to cling to life, or both is unclear. But the rhetoric about “end-of-life” care has changed more than the reality. To the question -- Can we die in peace and with dignity? -- the answer is “not yet.”

For those of us who had hoped that American attitudes toward death were shifting in ways that would promote a wider reconstruction of the health care system, there’s discouraging news from Health Affairs, the pre-eminent journal of health policy. It devotes its latest issue to “end-of-life” care and finds that -- at least so far -- the power to make health care more compassionate and cost-effective is limited.

[OP-ED]: ¿Podemos morir en paz?

 07/28/2017 - 08:35
No está claro si la persistencia del cuidado costoso refleja buenas prácticas medicas, una necesidad humana profunda de aferrarse a la vida o ambos cosas. Pero la retórica sobre “el fin de la vida” cambió más que la realidad. A la pregunta -- ¿Podemos morir en paz y con dignidad? -- la respuesta es “todavía no”.

Para los que esperábamos que las actitudes de los norteamericanos con respecto a la muerte cambiaran de manera tal de promover una reconstrucción más amplia del sistema de asistencia médica, las noticias de Health Affairs, la prominente publicación de política sanitaria, son desalentadoras. La publicación dedica su último número a los cuidados del “fin de la vida” y concluye que -- al menos hasta el momento -- el poder para que la asistencia médica se convierta en una práctica más compasiva y rentable es limitado.

Tense Times in Europe

 06/20/2017 - 06:06
A file picture showing a police operation under way on the Champs Elysees after a car collided with a police vehicle in Paris, France, June 19, 2017. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

An anti-Muslim attack in a London mosque on Saturday was followed by a frustrated terrorist attack on Monday in Paris, where an armed man identified as an Islamic extremist was killed after he rammed a card loaded with weapons and explosives in to a police convoy. Increasing Islamist terror and hate crime against Muslims at the same time...  is this exactly what ISIS want?  

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You Are not Welcome: London Mayor says Trump Should Cancel State Visit

 06/06/2017 - 03:27
People take part in a vigil for victims of the London Bridge terror attacks by the City Hall in London, Britain, 05 June 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

London mayor Sadiq Khan said Donald Trump should cancel state visit after a series of tweets in which he mocked at the mayor's "soft" words after London Bridge terrorist attack last Saturday. The deadly terrorist attack is the third occurred in Britain in less than 3 months, adding pressure on the government of prime minister Theresa May, which is calling for general elections on Thursday. 

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Trump lambastes London mayor for asking Brits to remain calm after attack

 06/05/2017 - 04:03
President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan for asking the British public to remain calm after the weekend terrorist attack, adding that it is time to "stop being politically correct.". Archive photo. EFE

The Saturday evening attack, in which three attackers in a van mowed down a number of pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed many more at nearby Borough Market before being gunned down by police, comes just four days before Britain's national election on Thursday.

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Donald Trump: Media treating me worse than any politician in history

 05/18/2017 - 04:10
US President Donald J. Trump gestures after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House by Marine One in Washington, DC, USA, 17 May 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

President Donald Trump went into defensive mode on Wednesday against his "critics" and the media, while the Senate increased pressure on the White House to obtain responses about the president's controversial relationship with former FBI Director James Comey and the investigation he was leading into Russian involvement in the November election.

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[OP-ED]: Will Ecuador’s new president get rid of Julian Assange?

 04/14/2017 - 09:37
The incoming president has promised reform. But first Moreno needs to get his troublesome houseguest off the country’s couch so Assange can stop sucking all the air out of Ecuador’s faint presence on the world stage. 

Last week, the people of Ecuador elected a leftist named after the communist dictator Vladimir Lenin as their new president. 

It’s always a double-edged sword when Ecuador is in the news -- in the U.S., the little-known country at the equator usually flies far under the radar.

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