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Trump Critics Say U.N. Speech Undermines North Korea Diplomacy

President Donald Trump’s threat to “totally destroy North Korea,” which he made during his speech to the United Nations, could serve to justify the Kim Jong Un regime’s perceived need for a nuclear deterrence and undermine international support for increased sanctions and possible military action, according to regional security analysts. During his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Trump referred to the North Korean leader as “Rocket Man” on a suicide mission, warned that the authoritarian regime’s “reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles…

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Critics of Iran Nuclear Deal Debate the Way Forward

During his speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly, U.S. President Donald Trump made his disdain for the nuclear agreement with Iran absolutely clear. “The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into,” Trump said. “Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me.” On the sidelines of the UNGA, some prominent critics of the Iran nuclear deal endorsed his position Tuesday, debating how best to move…

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[In Depth] Critics assail India’s attempt to ‘validate’ folk remedy

According to Hindu tradition, Indian cows are not only sacred—they are the source of a cure-all for everything from schizophrenia and autism to diabetes and cancer. That elixir is panchagavya, a drink made of cow urine, dung, milk, yogurt, and clarified butter prescribed by practitioners of Ayurveda, or traditional Indian medicine, and spread on fields as well to boost crop yields. Now, India’s science ministry is about to launch a program that aims to "validate" the efficacy of the millennia-old concoction. The program has influential backers. But some prominent researchers…

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