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China threatens to sever ties with any US firm linked to selling weapons to Taiwan

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The Chinese foreign ministry has warned that American firms would be banned from doing business in China if they are involved in any arms deals with Taiwan. “In order to safeguard national interests, China will impose sanctions on US companies involved in arms sales to Taiwan,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters on Monday. Read More

‘Want trouble? You first!’ Philippines’ Duterte dares US to bring its fleet & declare war on China

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If Washington wants the Philippines to fight China, the US military should come and fire the first shot, President Rodrigo Duterte argued, accusing the US of using its allies as “bait” for Beijing. “There is always America pushing us, egging us … making me the bait. What do you think Filipinos are, earthworms?” Duterte said Read More

At least 29 dead after bus plunges into water-filled gorge in India (VIDEO, PHOTO)

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At least 29 passengers of a double-decker heading to Delhi were killed after it veered off an express highway into a 40-feet (12 meter) deep water drain early Monday morning. The driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. The bus with some 50 people on board was travelling from the capital of the state of Read More

Strings attached: Why US can’t stop using ‘toxic’ Russian RD-180 rocket engines

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The US has recently got another shipment of RD-180s, even as politicians in Washington continue to demand a halt to space cooperation with Moscow. Why have their efforts, so far, amounted to nothing? Officially, Washington is tireless in its pursuit to “save” its European allies from Russian fossil fuels by giving them US “molecules of Read More

Northern Chinese province issues ‘red alert’ due to heat, corn crop at risk

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The northern Chinese province of Hebei issued an extreme heat ‘red alert’ on Thursday, with temperatures set to soar beyond 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in its major cities and putting the area’s corn crop at risk, the local government said. China’s weather bureau on Tuesday said that climate change could cause more Read More

Protesters target Amazon in France calling for action on climate change

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PARIS (Reuters) – Several hundred environmental activists protested outside Amazon’s headquarters in Paris and at two of its regional distribution centers in France on Tuesday as part of stepped-up climate change demonstrations. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, May 13, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo The Read More

Police regain control of govt building from Hong Kong protesters

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Police in Hong Kong have gained back control of a government building by firing tear gas and charging at demonstrators after protests turned violent. Calm descended on the city hours after police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who had stormed the legislature to protest against an extradition Read More

Hong Kong protesters condemned after being rushed by police

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Police in Hong Kong have gained back control of a government building by firing tear gas and charging at demonstrators after protests turned violent. Demonstrators broke into the legislature’s main building before hundreds more swarmed in, tearing down portraits and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the main chamber on Monday afternoon. Read More

Fair comment or racism? Award-winning German artist under fire over ‘Islamophobic’ cartoons

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A German feminist artist who has been honored by a journalist group for her caricatures, is now facing a fiery backlash over a series of “racist” and “Islamophobic” cartoons – many of them relentlessly poking fun at Sharia law. Franziska Becker’s works have come under the spotlight after the Female Journalists Association (Journalistinnenbund) awarded her Read More