President Trump abruptly cancelled the meeting with North Korea Thursday morning. The move caught many people off guard -- the North, the South, parts of the his own administration. Trump said North Korea has been acting “with anger and open hostility,” and he threatened military action if North Korea engages in any “foolish or reckless acts.” North Korea hasn’t responded yet.
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Consumer Reports says Tesla’s new Model 3 has not turned out as promised. It has problems with its brakes, and will cost lot more than $35,000. The company is struggling to meet production goals.
Aaron Robinson, Hagerty Magazine
Michael McFaul was U.S. Ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014. Before that, he served on Obama’s National Security Council, where he crafted the so-called “reset” between the two countries. Now out with a new memoir, McFaul talks to us about being the target of disinformation, Putin’s popularity and view of the U.S., and the danger of living in Russia.
Michael McFaul, former US Ambassador to Russia. Credit: Tiffany Ong.
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