Qatar’s ruler says time to resolve differences in talks

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar’s emir called on Friday for dialogue to resolve a political crisis pitting his country against four Arab states, saying any talks must respect national sovereignty, but the call was unlikely to end the rift.

Trump warns of ‘serious consequences’ unless Iran releases detained Americans: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face “new and serious consequences” unless all unjustly detained American citizens are released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

Exclusive: U.S. presses Myanmar to cease military ties with North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military has maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian-led government denies any cooperation, and the Trump administration is pressing for a complete break-off of remaining links, current and former U.S. officials said.

Teacher Certification Makes Public School Education Worse, Not Better

Public school education can be vastly improved without having to pay more. Abolishing teachers’ certification requirements would bring more capable people into teaching.