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Human rights repression in China seen worsening under Xi

Human rights repression in China seen worsening under Xi

🕔17.11.2017 07:35

By: AP | Beijing | Updated: November 17, 2017 10:33 am Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the plenary session during the BRICS Business Forum at the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, Fujian province on September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Fred Dufour/PoolAfter five years of prison and three more confined ...

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Saudi Arabia crown prince's power play is more than just a purge

Saudi Arabia crown prince's power play is more than just a purge

🕔17.11.2017 07:34

The night of November 5 was a long one in Riyadh. Saudi authorities began a widespread crackdown aimed, on the one hand, against former economic policymakers and business leaders and, on the other, against the chiefs of the Saudi National Guard and Saudi Royal Navy. This had the look of a ...

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China, Russia to hold simulated anti-missile drill

🕔17.11.2017 07:34

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. | Photo Credit: Handout more-in The ...

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Russia vetoes extension of Syria gas attacks probe

Russia vetoes extension of Syria gas attacks probe

🕔17.11.2017 07:34

(Eds: correcting slug) United Nations, Nov 17 (PTI) Russia has vetoed at the UN Security Council a US-drafted resolution on the extension of a UN-led probe to determine who was behind the chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The US, its allies and human rights groups have termed Russias 10th veto a ...

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Upset Pak Drops Bid To Include PoK Dam In China-Pak Economic Corridor

Upset Pak Drops Bid To Include PoK Dam In China-Pak Economic Corridor

🕔17.11.2017 07:33

The Diamer-Bhasha dam is located in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (Representational Photo)Islamabad:  Pakistan has refused China's aid for a $14-billion dam being built on the river Indus and has also withdrawn its bid to include the project in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC over ...

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North Korea 'aggressively' working on ballistic missile submarine: Report

🕔17.11.2017 07:33

Satellite images taken this month of a North Korean naval shipyard indicate Pyongyang is pursuing an “aggressive schedule” to build its first operational ballistic missile submarine, a U.S. institute reported on Thursday.Washington-based 38 North, a North Korea monitoring project, cited images ...

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Fall from Grace: Robert Mugabe's weakness was his wife and her ambitions

🕔17.11.2017 07:33

President Robert Mugabe’s downfall was caused by the ambitions of his combative wife Grace, whose emergence as his likely successor proved a step too far for Zimbabwe’s military, analysts say.Grace Mugabe -- 41 years younger than her husband -- was once dismissed as a lightweight shopping ...

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Trump and Xi's narcissism of small differences

Trump and Xi's narcissism of small differences

🕔16.11.2017 13:36

President Donald Trump is returning home from an Asian trip during which the United States and China announced agreements worth over $250 billion. This allows Trump, who built much of his political identity on his supposed negotiating prowess and willingness to stand up to China, to return home ...

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Twisted: Trump drinks from water bottle, gives rival chance for revenge

🕔16.11.2017 13:36

Revenge is a dish best served cold. And wet.US President Donald Trump awkwardly reached for a water bottle during a televised speech Wednesday -- in a scene that surely handed sweet satisfaction to Marco Rubio, the Republican senator and Trump’s one-time rival for the White House.Trump -- and many ...

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Pope addresses end-of-life issues

🕔16.11.2017 13:35

(Vatican Radio) When faced with the new challenges that arise with regard to “end-of-life” issues, “the categorical imperative is to never abandon the sick.” In a letter to participants in the European Regional Meeting of the World Medical Association on end-of-life issues, Pope Francis said: “The ...

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