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Category: Media articles Barack Obama says nation still largely embraces his political vision

President Barack Obama says he could have been re-elected for a third term and that the nation still largely embraces his political vision despite last month’s election of Donald Trump to succeed him. The US leader’s remarks were made in an interview posted on the podcast The Axe Files, produced by CNN and the University of Chicago. Obama, who winds

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Category: Media articles A new Chinese approach to Southeast Asia

With the Philippines aligning itself more closely toward China and the election of President-elect Trump and the ensuing uncertainty about a continued U.S. “pivot to Asia,” China seems to have started laying out a new approach in dealing with its Asian neighbors. Recently, it has embarked on a charm offensive aimed at Malaysia, which led to the signing of 14

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Category: Media articles Donald Trump’s tactics for saving jobs could kill them instead

Donald Trump has pulled off a public relations coup by persuading Carrier, the air conditioning company, to reverse plans to offshore hundreds of jobs from an Indiana factory to Mexico. That fulfills a campaign promise before the incoming president even takes office. But the kind of corporate arm-twisting Trump is engaging in could easily backfire and end up destroying more

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Category: Media articles The protocol for public figure deaths

GLENN GREENWALD: “We are all taught that it is impolite to speak ill of the dead, particularly in the immediate aftermath of someone’s death. For a private person, in a private setting, that makes perfect sense. Most human beings are complex and shaped by conflicting drives, defined by both good and bad acts. That’s more or less what it means

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Category: Media articles Statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (passing of Lee Kuan Yew)

STATEMENT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE The Prime Minister has declared a period of National Mourning from 23 March (Monday) to 29 March (Sunday). 2 As a mark of respect to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the State flags on all Government buildings will be flown at half-mast from today to Sunday. 3 A private family wake will be

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Category: Media articles Condolence Letter from President Tony Tan Keng Yam to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, 23 March 2015

Mr Lee Hsien Loong Prime Minister Dear Hsien Loong On behalf of the people of Singapore, I would like to convey my most heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dear father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Mr Lee dedicated his entire life to Singapore from his first position as a legal advisor to the labour

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