• Wang takes over as vice-president at the court of President Xi
Wang takes over as vice-president at the court of President Xi

Xi's status as China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong was on full display during the carefully choreographed ceremony in Beijing - it was only when the president took the oath that all members of the legislature stood, and his was the only oath accompanied by the military band's drums.

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  • Britain's claim Putin ordered ex-spy poisoning 'unforgiveable'
Britain's claim Putin ordered ex-spy poisoning 'unforgiveable'

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Friday that Moscow would expand its own "black list" of Americans, adding that additional measures have not yet been ruled out. In doing so, Tillerson went further than White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who earlier the same day had condemned the attack but made no mention of Ru...

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  • Sweden says happy to help on North Korea, amid summit speculation
Sweden says happy to help on North Korea, amid summit speculation

Meanwhile, Sweden has an embassy in Pyongyang, which also represents U.S. interests in North Korea. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho landed at Stockholm Arlanda Airport on a direct flight from Beijing and spent several hours at the Swedish Foreign Ministry before returning to the North Korean Embassy.

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  • North Korea's foreign minister to visit Sweden today
North Korea's foreign minister to visit Sweden today

According to a press release issued prior to Ri's arrival in Sweden, Ri and Wallstrom's discussions would focus on "Sweden's consular responsibilities as a protecting power for the United States, Canada and Australia". However, as United States diplomats worked to set up the presidential visit, it became clear that North Korea and the U.S. were too...

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  • On Whirlwind California Trip, Trump Tours Border Wall Mockups And Talks Military
On Whirlwind California Trip, Trump Tours Border Wall Mockups And Talks Military

He also suggested there may someday be a "space force" fighting alongside the nation's military branches. Anti-Trump protesters gathered Tuesday afternoon at Beverly Gardens Park at 9439 Santa Monica Blvd. "California added nearly 3 million jobs since the recovery began", Brown wrote. Brown invited Trump to visit the Central Valley and see bri...

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  • Chelsea fans cry foul over Nou Camp treatment
Chelsea fans cry foul over Nou Camp treatment

Thibaut Courtois was beaten through his legs twice by Lionel Messi against Barca, the goalkeeper accepting he made mistakes in the tie, but Conte indicated he will not take the Belgium worldwide out of the firing line. "In the last game we played at home we suffered against them", Conte told reporters on Friday. "We conceded too much for the fi...

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  • British Foreign Minister refuses to shake hands with Russian ambassador
British Foreign Minister refuses to shake hands with Russian ambassador

Ambassador of Great Britain Laurie Bristow was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the press service of the Russian ministry reports. Speaking after his meeting at the Foreign Office on Friday, British Ambassador Laurie Bristow said the, "crisis has arisen as a result of an appalling attack in the United Kingdom - the attempt...

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  • Hacker Who Gave Up Chelsea Manning Dead at 37
Hacker Who Gave Up Chelsea Manning Dead at 37

It was not immediately clear how or when Lamo passed away. Speaking to the Guardian in 2011 , Lamo described his decision to give up Manning , the transgender U.S. He was sentenced to six months of home detention, along with 2 years of probation and a $60,000 fine. Lamo and two of his friends who were in military intelligence turned Manning i...

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  • Hundreds demonstrate in Gaza in support of United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees
Hundreds demonstrate in Gaza in support of United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees

The UN refugee agency for Palestinians (UNRWA) said it raised about 100 million dollars on Thursday as it attempts to fill a almost 450-million-dollar budget shortfall at a donors' conference in Rome. Fear is rife about the future of the organisation, which employs more than 20,000 mainly Palestinian staff and relies on the United States for almost...

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  • Russia's Lavrov says Moscow will expel British diplomats
Russia's Lavrov says Moscow will expel British diplomats

The Russian Foreign Ministry expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a retaliatory move over British punitive measures against Russia and the former Russian spy attack row. May's spokesman said Trump had said the United States was "with the U.K. all the way". Haley continued: "If the Russian government stopped using chemical weapons to assas...

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  • South Bay beaches still closed because of storm runoff; more rain expected
South Bay beaches still closed because of storm runoff; more rain expected

The early part of next week will see quiet and mild weather before another storm system moves into the Flagstaff region Thursday. Temperatures are expected to remain in the low to mid-60s for at least the next week. For tonight , the rain will become widespread, especially after midnight and continue through at least 10 a.m. Saturday . Sun...

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  • Parole Board Denies Clemency in 'Stocking Strangler' Case
Parole Board Denies Clemency in 'Stocking Strangler' Case

The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously dismissed a motion requesting a stay of execution for Carlton Gary , also known as the 'Stocking Strangler'. He subsequently received "the institutional tray" - standard prison food including a grilled hamburger, hot dog, white beans, coleslaw, and grape beverage.

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  • N. Korean Foreign Minister Extends Stay in Sweden
N. Korean Foreign Minister Extends Stay in Sweden

North Korea's foreign minister has landed in Sweden for talks with his Swedish counterpart. "We value this opportunity to arrange a meeting". Ri's surprise trip to Stockholm has taken on added significance due to the expectation that a summit of Kim and Trump could defuse the tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

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  • US Sanctions Russian Intelligence Services
US Sanctions Russian Intelligence Services

The list of Russians now under US sanctions includes the 13 indicted last month by USA special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his Russia-related investigation into alleged election interference. The Treasury Department also said that by redesignating the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the GRU under the congressional legislation , it wil...

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  • US Commander Says Conditions Improving for Afghan Peace Talks
US Commander Says Conditions Improving for Afghan Peace Talks

In the meantime, United States aircraft are using increased authorities to continue its offensive targeting the Taliban's drug infrastructure, Votel said . And one of the major Taliban factions which controls the Helmand-Kandahar region (that includes opium/heroin as well) and identified as the Mansour faction, has virtually broken away from the T...

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  • Clifford (aka Daniels) v. Trump et al
Clifford (aka Daniels) v. Trump et al

It proceeded despite an arbitrator's ruling reaffirming an agreement that she reached with Mr. Trump in October 2016 to remain silent about their alleged relationship in exchange for $130,000. Speaking at INTV conference in Jerusalem last week, CBS News chief David Rhodes smacked down suggestions that the interview was being delayed by pendin...

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  • Mueller Just Subpoenaed Trump
Mueller Just Subpoenaed Trump

The New York Times first reported news of the subpoenas . Remember when Trump said that if Mueller started looking at his financial matters in his investigation, that would cross a "red line" and he might put a stop to it? According to the paper, "Mueller appears to be broadening his inquiry to examine the role foreign money may have playe...

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  • An ICE spokesman quit over the Trump administration's
An ICE spokesman quit over the Trump administration's "misleading facts"

Schwab criticized the agency for blaming Schaaf and categorized their statements as misleading "because we were not ever going to be able to capture 100 percent of the target list". "Well, not only did she say they were cowardly, she said that ICE was terrorizing immigrant communities", Homan replied. Two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforceme...

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  • Cheltenham Gold Cup: Johnson ends 18-year wait to deny Henderson history
Cheltenham Gold Cup: Johnson ends 18-year wait to deny Henderson history

Anibale Fly (33-1) finished third ahead of Road To Respect and Djakadam. Might Bite Once quirky, more mature now and must have a great chance of giving trainer third Gold Cup success. He said: "It was unreal, wasn't it?" "I don't think Might Bite ever headed us, but I could tell he was going nicely but Native River has got a massive hea...

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  • Zuma must face trial says prosecutor
Zuma must face trial says prosecutor

Zuma faces 16 charges‚ involving 783 incidents. "The NPA's decision to prosecute Zuma (is) not only a victory for AfriForum, but also for the principle of equality before the law", said the group's chief executive, Kallie Kriel. His financial adviser at the time was found guilty of soliciting those bribes in 2005 and Zuma was later sacked as depu...

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