Former top US general in nuclear warning

As North and South Korea say their Olympic athletes will march under one flag, the former US Joint Chiefs of Staff says he fears we are closer to military conflict in the Korean Peninsula than we ever have been.

Admiral Mike Mullen also warned that Americans haven't had an honest conversation about what nuclear conflict really means and they underestimate how terrible it would be.

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Roy Moore: The eyes of the world are on Alabama election

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Sexual misconduct claims against an already-controversial candidate have thrust a US Senate race into the global spotlight - and highlighted divisions between President Trump and top Republicans.

Question: Just how interested is the world in the Alabama election tomorrow?

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Why women fear a backlash over #MeToo

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That whispering you hear from American women right now? It's not elation, it's anxiety; the fear of a backlash.

Just two months since the Harvey Weinstein accusations emerged, women here are already concerned that this revolution will indeed eat its own.

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The story that highlights an ugly American tribalism

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There've been a lot of sex stories recently. Or rather a lot of sexual harassment stories. Not surprisingly they are all quite grubby and they tend to show the worst in human nature.

Take the news in Alabama this week - it's a textbook case. An older guy in a powerful position is accused by women of molesting them when they were teenagers. One of the women says she was only 14.

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Creating a safe workplace for women in the post-MeToo era

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Every woman dreams of a workplace where her boss doesn't suggest they grab a drink after work, where there isn't that colleague you'd just rather not get stuck in the office with alone and where your job prospects don't depend, however subtly, on whether you put up with lascivious comments from a man who has power over you.

That dream today looks tantalisingly close and many of us are daring to hope the current rash of sexual harassment stories will help us get there. We've been through moments like this before and been disappointed - maybe not this time.

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Can Democrats win in the age of Trump?

The race for governor in Virginia will be a test for Trumpism, and will point to where the Democrats go next.

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Hillary Clinton 'did make history'

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Hillary Clinton's long-time adviser Philippe Reines discusses the defeated candidate's new book about the 2016 election, with the BBC's Beyond 100 Days programme. He said the claim that Mrs Clinton had failed to make history was untrue.

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Going Beyond 100 Days - the world is watching

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Summer. What summer? Clearly team Trump does not respect the sacred holiday season.

Which is exactly why we've come to the conclusion that we have no choice but to re-launch our daily news programme with the new title Beyond 100 Days.

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Why Trump's supporters will never abandon him

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There's been some speculation recently that Donald Trump's luck is finally running out and his support among Republicans is about to collapse. I don't buy it.

There is almost no indication in a slew of post-Charlottesville polls that President Trump's supporters are on the verge of abandoning him.

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Charlottesville violence: America - diminished and dismissed

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I've just returned to Washington after a few weeks in Europe. In 20 years of living in the US, I've never returned to a country so dispirited, nor so dismissed.

I include in that the anti-Americanism that surrounded the invasion of Iraq and the trauma of the financial crash.

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