Trump to the world: When America “wins,” you lose

Donald Trump has thumbed his nose at norms governing U.S. behavior towards allies and foes alike. He inhabits a Hobbesian space of all-against-all.

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In 40 years, I’ve seen China come so far. And yet …

China has exploded to superpower status since I lived there four decades ago. On a recent visit, the progress was unmistakable. But so were shortcomings.

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Hong Kong students: unhappy over-achievers

Hong Kong has a strong educational system. But its students are unhappy over the crushing burden of work, and more and more are taking their own lives.

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Journalists: Solitary stretcher-bearers or guiding lights?

Journalists practice a dangerous craft and now are accused of peddling fake news. With the world facing annihilation, is it worth plying that trade?

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France’s “gilets jaunes” send shivers through Europe

France's "gilets jaunes" movement has forced President Macron to offer concessions. And the yellow vests are sending shock waves across Europe.

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French debacle lays bare pros and cons of carbon tax

There's broad agreement greenhouse gases must be cut. But France has had to scrap a key tactic -- higher fuel taxes -- in its fight against climate change.

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Listen: China steps forward as U.S. steps back

China is spreading its wings with its One Belt One Road initiative as an inward-looking U.S. turns the screws on trade. Will globalization be a victim?

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Listen: Standing up for gay rights in Israel

Israel is the most gay-friendly nation in the Middle East. But it's not perfect. Listen to two activists discuss their work to uphold gay rights in Israel.

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Listen: Who are the victims of the Venezuelan crisis?

Venezuelan citizens scrounge for food and medecine while prices soar. Where is the formerly prosperous oil exporter headed?

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Listen: Is social media a friend or foe?

Social media has revolutionized how we work and communicate, but questions about privacy continue to perplex government and industry leaders.

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Listen: How will robots transform society?

Can we trust robots? Innovative technologies will radically change the skills of tomorrow. The challenge lies in keeping humans up to date.

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Listen: Want to be an entrepreneur? Here’s the scoop

Want to be an entrepreneur? Starting with a simple hair balm, Simi has launched a business with a full line of natural beauty products.

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Fighting climate change, photo by photo

Rocco Danese wants to fight climate change, and he loves photography. He combines those passions in these glimpses of New York's skyline.

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Climate change has come to my school in California

My school and the surrounding valley in California are suffering high temperatures and low rainfall. I hope my photos help the fight against climate change.

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Climate change: What’s happening on the ground?

Schools and local authorities are adopting a mix of strategies to fight climate change, students from three News-Decoder partner schools report.

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Vulnerable New York hunkers down for future storms

One of the most exposed port cities in the world, New York is still recovering from a 2012 hurricane and taking steps to prepare for big, future storms.

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New York turns urban jungle against global warming

From plants on roofs to huge ice tanks, New York is devising creative solutions to cut emissions from its main greenhouse gas culprit -- buildings.

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Fight for change, Parkland shooting survivors tell webinar

Two survivors of a mass shooting at a U.S. high school in Parkland, Florida urge youth to work for change, saying journalism can make a difference.

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