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  1. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds his first re-election campaign rally in s

    Commentary: Why ‘I was just being sarcastic’ can be such a convenient excuse

    US President Donald Trump has demonstrated how a claim of intended sarcasm can be used to walk back a remark that has been criticised or otherwise ...
  2. Blurred TV screen in the background with remote control held in the foreground

    Commentary: Watching foreign-language TV during COVID-19 can help you learn a new language

    There is now increasing evidence that viewers can improve their comprehension skills, pronunciation and grammar through watching TV, say experts.
  3. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands at the Korean Dem

    Commentary: Another Trump-Kim summit will achieve little yet again

    North Korea has rejected the idea of another summit with the US this year and it is justified to do so, says Professor Robert E Kelly.
  4. FILE PHOTO: Scientists work in a lab testing COVID-19 samples at New York City's health depart

    Commentary: Controversies over COVID-19 research show the messy progress of science

    The scrutiny and subsequent retraction of papers on coronavirus drugs indicate that science is working, says an observer.
  5. Landlord Are Kolltveit cleans the bar in the Chandos Arms pub ahead of pubs reopening following the

    Commentary: I’m not going to the pub just yet

    COVID-19 guidance may make British pubs more welcoming, but many still hesitate dropping by for a drink, says the Financial Times' Henry Mance.
  6. An illustration photo shows a person using the video-sharing app TikTok on a smartphone in New Delhi

    Commentary: Is national security a good reason to ban TikTok?

    Indian and US lawmakers may be influenced by factors beyond national security in cracking down on TikTok, say observers.
  7. US foreign students

    Commentary: Sending international students home will hurt the US more than benefit it

    Cash-strapped American universities will suffer more from a revenue loss, says an observer.
  8. FILE -- People stand near a closed Apple store in Paris, on March 14, 2020

    Commentary: Apple has a battle with regulators and unhappy developers

    The European Union (EU) has launched two antitrust cases against Apple centred on the company’s App Store, says FT’s John Thornhill.
  9. Two US-based equity firms have been identified as potential buyers of distressed airline Virgin

    Commentary: Airline industry faces financial crisis with more bankruptcies looming

    More airline bankruptcies are inevitable as debts mount and revenues recover very slowly, says Brendan Sobie.
  10. Pull our 5G equipment and billions go up in smoke, Huawei warns

    Commentary: 2020 is shaping up to be a rough year for Huawei

    Huawei’s business has been hit by international sanctions, but the world needs Huawei more than it realises, says IMD Business School’s Mark Greeven.