COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

New chapter in America’s painful racial history

With police killings of black people still at disproportionately high levels, Obama’s endorsement of Clinton encapsulates the progress in race relations even as they remain riven by tensions, writes Bette Browne

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Apple’s core starting to rot after tech giant lags on R&D

As Apple reported disappointing revenue, net income, and iPhone sales, it became clear that rivals like Samsung are way ahead, writes Leonid Bershidsky

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Boris’s contradictions may yet benefit the EU

Boris Johnson led the Brexit referendum’s ‘Leave’ campaign, but his ambivalence about it may bring Britain back within the fold if its economy continues to suffer, says Mark Leonard

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Can Tim Kaine help Hillary Clinton win the Catholic vote?

They comprise 22% of the US electorate and are decisive, but they do not vote uniformly and while they want a president of belief, he or she does not have to be of their faith, says Jonathan Alter

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Infectious diseases are a global calamity waiting to happen

As microbes become resistant to treatments, the international community must pool its resources and expertise and create a not-for-profit taskforce to develop new drugs and prevent catastrophe, says Tadataka Yamada

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No return to dark days of the Troubles

A return to the dark days of the Troubles in the North, with military checkpoints and a permanent divide, has been firmly ruled out by Irish and British leaders, writes Juno McEnroe.

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Red tape means justice delayed is justice denied for ‘Grace’

Six months after plans were announced to set up a State inquiry into the ‘Grace’ abuse scandal, the case still faces delays, writes Political Reporter Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

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2016: With five months left how bad can it get?

Terror attacks in France, political turmoil as Britain abandons the European Union, and a Trump White House looking possible — Peter Apps asks what else can happen this year.

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Russia has lots of reason to cheer

Russia made it to Rio by the skin of its teeth and it may see Putin suspend his bid for military glory, writes Nina L Khrushcheva

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Under all the layers is Hillary Clinton really a good fit for the presidency?

Hilary Clinton, who will be the first female candidate for the White House, has been accused of being too ambitious in her lust for power. How else would she have got this far, asks Jocelyn Noveck

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