Will We See a Drop in Prescription Drug Prices or Will Big Pharma Prevent It?

Major Lobbying Campaign by Big Pharma to Prevent Reduction in Prescription Drug Prices. Besides the frightening fact that more than 115 people die every day after overdosing on opioids in the United States, the misuse of and addiction to opioids is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic … Continue reading Will We See a Drop in Prescription Drug Prices or Will Big Pharma Prevent It?

PARIS | The Latest: Top-seeded Halep in trouble at French Open

PARIS — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 12 p.m. Top-seeded Simona Halep is in trouble in her weather-delayed first-round match at the French Open, losing the first set 6-2 to 83rd-ranked Alison Riske of the United States. Riske raced to a 5-0 lead and then broke Halep again in the … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Top-seeded Halep in trouble at French Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia sets up fund for donations to ease national debt

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday the government will set up a trust fund to let the public contribute to easing the country’s huge national debt. Mahathir’s government last week revealed that the national debt and liabilities exceed 1 trillion ringgit ($250.6 billion), or 80 percent of Malaysia’s gross … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia sets up fund for donations to ease national debt

TOKYO| Ahead of summit with Kim Jong Un, Trump has lots of options

TOKYO— When President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore next month, assuming they can stay on track long enough to make it happen, they will have two very different agendas. Washington has set the bar for the summit extremely high — complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization. Pyongyang, meanwhile, has a … Continue reading TOKYO| Ahead of summit with Kim Jong Un, Trump has lots of options

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan officials say attack on ministry was repelled

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck outside the Afghan Interior Ministry on Wednesday, allowing gunmen to pass through an outer gate where they traded fire with security forces, who eventually killed the attackers, officials said. Gen. Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, said seven attackers were killed and that cleanup operations were underway. Interior … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan officials say attack on ministry was repelled

WASHINGTON | Both sides preparing as if US-North Korea summit is a go

WASHINGTON — Rapid-fire diplomacy played out on two continents in advance of an “expected” summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, the strengthening resolve coming after a series of high-risk, high-reward gambits by the two leaders. Officials wouldn’t say that the June 12 Singapore summit was back on, but preparations on … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Both sides preparing as if US-North Korea summit is a go

MADRID | Russia critic Browder briefly detained in Spain

MADRID — A Britain-based financier who has spearheaded a United States law targeting Russian officials was briefly detained Wednesday in Spain on a Russian warrant, which authorities later said had expired. William Browder tweeted Wednesday that he was being arrested, posting a photo on his official profile saying that he was in the back of … Continue reading MADRID | Russia critic Browder briefly detained in Spain

PARIS | Top-ranked Halep finally up and running at French Open

PARIS — Play is underway on Day 4 of the French Open, with top-seeded Simona Halep facing 83rd-ranked Alison Riske of the United States in the last remaining match of the women’s first round. The encounter on Court Philippe-Chatrier was postponed from Tuesday because of evening storms. Halep, a two-time finalist at Roland Garros, needs … Continue reading PARIS | Top-ranked Halep finally up and running at French Open