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How dangerous is a nuclear-armed North Korea?

How dangerous is a nuclear-armed North Korea?

North Korea’s most recent nuclear missile test on Sept. 3 – equivalent to a 6.3 magnitude earthquake – and the U.S. Government’s ramped-up rhetoric –  exemplified by President Donald Trump promising “fire and fury” and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis portending  a “massive military response” to further threats – have raised fears that the crisis could escalate to a nuclear war.

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Iran Nuclear Deal at Risk? Stop Trump's 'Irrational' Moves

 

The United States and its allies in 2015 achieved a historic achievement by brokering a nuclear deal with Iran to stop making nuclear weapons. Now President Donald Trump is said to be seeking ways to unravel the deal by convincing the world that the Islamic nation is not complying with the accord anymore.

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East or West, nuclear row drifting to risky point

President Donald Trump shook with anger at the mere mention of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. A new ballistic missile had just been launched and the president felt spited by a nation he now believes is all-out for war.

Emerging from a meeting with Defense Secretary James Mattis, Trump hinted at a possible military response, saying the United States and its allies would do everything within their means to ward off threats.

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Gail Rosenblum and the art of column writing

Confession of the day: I’m a social media addict. I love Facebook and I write posts about absolutely everything, from the wonderful latte art on the cappuccino I had this morning to the random conversation I had with the Uber driver who turned out to be an aspiring sci-fi writer and a firm believer in conspiracy theories. I post photos of everything and sometimes I overshare. 

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In the ghost town

In the ghost town

During the last two weeks we have been studying a most interesting topic: nuclear policy.  The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States long had the most nuclear weapons, but at its breakup the U.S.S.R. left its nuclear heritage to Russia. However, every country in the world is concerned with this issue, directly or not.

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Future subscribers will love you — (Almost) all you need is a newsletter!

Future subscribers will love you — (Almost) all you need is a newsletter!

I have got some good news for the depressed publishers around the world. Try a newsletter, there’s nothing to lose — you’ll most likely attract subscribers to your media.

Think, paying subscribers! And with relatively little effort! This was the message the Star Tribune editors told us.

Newsletter have been on trend before. For example Politico started sending them already about a decade ago.

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Is a journalism museum worth fighting for?

Is a journalism museum worth fighting for?

 

A museum dedicated to the freedom of expression – one of five freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution –  called the Newseum, in Washington, D.C., is undergoing a “strategic review” and may have to close due to financial difficulties, it was revealed last week.

The announcement, which coincided with the resignation of the museum’s president and CEO, received a mixed reception from the local media industry.

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