If the risks surrounding the Korean Peninsula were perceived to be dangerously high, it is because of the fear that anything could happen at any time in the tense standoff that developed between Washington and Pyongyang.
The diet/health debate continues to emerge from time to time and currently with the contretemps between Mssrs Turk and Bahrt. Points of view seem to be based only on reports from doctors and dietary experts. There is no reference to physiological facts.
Announcing that the United States will investigate whether foreign steel imports harm the country's national security, US President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross have sent an unmistakable message to the big US steelmakers that they will protect them.
It had all the makings of a landmark judicial case: a serving prime minister and his family accused of corruption; the petitioners representing an array of political opposition; the hearings initiated by a chief justice of Pakistan, who intervened to prevent a potentially catastrophic political confrontation in Islamabad;
In the Sunday Nation (April 23), Ms Dennet, a registered dietician, informed that healthy eating and an active lifestyle don’t guarantee a longer life (diabetes and heart disease mentioned). I concur, but that’s only because mainstream healthy-eating advice is “fatally” flawed.
In December last year two UN agencies – UNDP and Unesco – organised a gathering in Bangkok called “Case 4 Space” where young activist communicators from Asia were brought together and largely addressed by westerners on how to demand space for their voices to be heard.
China used to be called the “Kingdom of Bicycles” in the 1980s because bikes were the most popular mode of transport for Chinese people at the time. Thanks to the fast development of infrastructure over the years, cars, buses and the metro have become the preferred mode of transport for most Chinese in cities today.
I recently visited the Reunification Palace – the former South Vietnamese presidential palace – in Ho Chi Minh City for the first time in many years. It reminded me of events of 1989, when I was a student, and specifically something I wrote in a report on the Vietnam War.