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Broke teen who sold kidney for an iPhone now bedridden for life

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A Chinese man is now bedridden for life after he sold his kidney as a teenager to the black market to buy the latest Apple products. Wang Shangkun was 17 years old when he made the fateful decision. Shortly after the illegal surgery he began suffering from a decreased level of kidney function. Eight years on, the 25-year-old Read More

Top N. Korean official lands in Washington to discuss 2nd Trump-Kim summit with Pompeo – report

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A senior North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol, touched down in Washington DC, where he was welcomed by a US envoy, Yonhap reported. Chol is reportedly in the US to thrash out details of a new bilateral summit. Chol, vice chairman of the North Korean Workers’ Party Central Committee, arrived at Washington’s Dulles International Airport Read More

Gloomy forecast for Davos: crises aplenty, but few world leaders

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MILAN (Reuters) – An array of crises will keep several world leaders away from the annual World Economic Forum in Davos next week, which takes place against a backdrop of deepening gloom over the global economic and political outlook. World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende attends a news conference ahead of the Davos annual Read More

NATO, church & brotherhood of arms: Vladimir Putin visits Belgrade

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Russian President Vladimir Putin got a hero’s welcome in Belgrade. The one-day visit to the last holdout against NATO’s ambitions in the Balkans may have been somewhat short on substance, but was certainly loaded with symbolism. Even before he landed, the Russian leader was given an honor guard by Serbian air force MiGs, a 2017 Read More

‘He’s cute!’: Serbian president gifts Putin fierce and loyal Balkan sheepdog

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Pasha, a 3-month-old Sarplaninac with a seven-generation family tree, became the fifth canine to be given to Vladimir Putin since he first became president in 2000, but is perhaps the most symbolic furry gift he has ever received. “He’s cute!” exclaimed Putin, after an exchange with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandr Vucic at his residence in Read More

Israeli PM shows off beefed-up border fence in #10YearChallenge post

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With the #10YearChallenge craze sweeping social media, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu jumped aboard, showing off his progress erecting a concrete and barbed wire wall on the border with Egypt. A lot can change in ten years. The selfies flooding social media in recent days show people growing older, more mature and wiser. Or, in Read More

Why a Libyan oilfield grab could be a boon or bane for exports

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By Salma El Wardany on 1/17/2019 CAIRO (Bloomberg) — Forces loyal to Libya’s eastern leader Khalifa Haftar have swept into the country’s lawless and oil-rich southern region to expel militants and secure energy facilities. The operation, if successful, could put Haftar in control of most of Libya’s oil fields and help rejuvenate exports from OPEC’s Read More

Putin takes Serbian president for a ride in his Russian-made Aurus limousine

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The 6-ton armored vehicle has become a star of Vladimir Putin’s trips abroad, and during a visit to Serbia President Aleksandr Vucic was invited to ride in the Russian president’s motorcade. In feverish anticipation of Putin’s arrival on Thursday, most leading local outlets published separate profiles of the $150,000 Aurus Senat limousine which made its Read More

Germany considers barring Huawei from 5G networks

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BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government is debating whether to follow the United States and allies like Australia in restricting China’s Huawei Technologies from accessing its next-generation mobile networks on national-security grounds. FILE PHOTO: Visitors walk past Huawei’s booth during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard Some Western countries have Read More