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Commentary: Need a new year resolution? Be kind to yourself this year

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 05:40
Don't be so hard on yourself if you break your new year resolutions – you'll be more likely to succeed if you're kind to yourself, says researcher Kristin Neff.

Commentary: Surprising findings in learning from China’s incredible growth

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 05:40
A commonly heard complaint is that China has been free riding on others’ innovations, says Erik Berglof.

AI in 2019: Here’s what tech giants are betting big on

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 05:40
From fighting dengue and diagnosing diabetic retinopathy to creating an “artificial companion” for Singapore’s elderly, tech companies like Google, Microsoft and Alibaba share their expectations of AI for the coming year.

Top Republican says Trump vows to 'destroy' IS before leaving Syria

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 05:40
WASHINGTON: A senior Republican senator said on Sunday (Dec 30) that President Donald Trump had promised to stay in Syria to finish the job of destroying the Islamic State group - just days after announcing he would be withdrawing troops immediately. "The president understands the need to finish ...

Russian IS fighters' children return home from Iraq

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 04:20
MOSCOW: Thirty Russian children whose mothers are in prison in Iraqi for belonging to the Islamic State arrived on Sunday (Dec 30) in Moscow from Baghdad, Russian authorities said. The fathers of the children, aged three to ten years old, are believed to have been killed in combat during Iraq's ...

Trump not building a 'wall': White House chief

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 04:00
"Illegal immigrants, overwhelmingly, are not bad people," Kelly told the LA Times, adding that many had been manipulated by traffickers.