Maduro Wins Venezuela Election Amid Widespread Disillusionment

Maduro Wins Venezuela Election Amid Widespread Disillusionment ImageVenezuelans waiting to cast their votes in Caracas on Sunday. Voter turnout appeared extremely low across the country.CreditMeridith Kohut for The New York Times By William Neuman and Nicholas Casey May 20, 2018 CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolás Maduro won a second term as president of Venezuela, a country in the midst of ...

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US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

WASHINGTON — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world’s two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America’s massive trade deficit with Beijing. “We are putting the trade war on hold,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday. After high-level talks Thursday and Friday in Washington, Beijing ...

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What's Ahead for the US and China on Trade

Amid threats of tariffs and trade war, U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators do live in interesting times. To gain some perspective, John Bussey, associate editor of The Wall Street Journal, spoke with two people deeply involved in U.S. trade issues in recent years: Michael Froman, vice chairman and president of strategic growth at Mastercard Inc., and U.S. trade representative from ...

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UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

The UK has been accused of turning a “blind eye” to Russia’s “dirty money”, putting national security at risk. The Commons foreign affairs committee said London was being used to hide the “corrupt assets” of President Vladimir Putin and his allies. It said it was “business as usual” for the UK despite the poisoning of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and ...

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The Latest: Venezuela puts positive spin on Sunday election

CARACAS, Venezuela — The latest on Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Venezuela’s military is giving a positive reading to Sunday’s presidential election, praising voters for going to the polls in peace and exercising their civic duty. Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez made the remarks before any results were announced from the election, in which socialist ...

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For older adults, a better diet may prevent brain shrinkage

People who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish may have bigger brains, according to a study published in the May 16, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “People with greater brain volume have been shown in other studies to have better cognitive abilities, so initiatives that help improve ...

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Trump Grappling With Risks of Proceeding With North Korea Meeting

Trump Grappling With Risks of Proceeding With North Korea Meeting ImagePresident Trump with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea in New York last year. Mr. Trump is scheduled to meet with Mr. Moon on Tuesday ahead of his scheduled summit meeting with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in Singapore next month.CreditTom Brenner/The New York Times By David E. Sanger ...

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How we will know if North Korea really 'denuclearises'

North Korea has said it will start dismantling its nuclear test site this week, in a ceremony to be attended by foreign journalists. But what would it take for the country to truly “denuclearise”? In the mountainous north-east of North Korea lies Pyongyang’s nuclear test facility – the Punggye-ri complex. It has been used for six nuclear tests since 2006, ...

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Confusion and squabbling undermine Trump's steps forward on the world stage

On North Korea, the government of dictator Kim Jong Un threatened to walk away from a planned summit after bellicose words from national security adviser John Bolton — who was then publicly overruled by President Trump. On China, trade negotiations have been undermined by fierce infighting among Trump’s own advisers — including a profane shouting match in Beijing between two ...

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