Monthly Archives: October 2020

How China’s Xi Jinping blew a golden opportunity with US President Donald Trump

“It was a great honor to have President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan of China as our guests … Tremendous goodwill and friendship was formed,” Trump tweeted shortly after the visit. Three years later, and that “outstanding” relationship is a distant memory. Trump no longer talks about his friendship …

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Poland’s biggest protests in decades stand against abortion ban

Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski said more than 100,000 people were in attendance, while protest organizers put the figure at 150,000. Police detained 37 people Friday evening, the vast majority of whom were football hooligans, Sylwester Marczak, spokesman for the Warsaw Police headquarters, said Saturday morning. Taking into account the huge …

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Powerful 7.0 earthquake rattles Turkey and Greece – CNN Video

At least four people were killed after a powerful earthquake hit the Aegean Sea off Greece and Turkey, according to Turkey’s health minister. The Turkish city of Izmir has been particularly badly hit with reports of at least 20 building destroyed and cars being crushed. Source: CNN Source link

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Terror in France reignites a national debate on the right to offend

On Thursday, three people were stabbed to death at a church in the French city of Nice. While the investigation is still underway, French President Emmanuel Macron said after the incident that the country was under attack by “Islamist and terrorist madness.” Thursday’s killings follow the murder on October 16 …

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Bugatti unveils a super light hypercar that can top 300 mph

The Bugatti Bolide — a name that comes from French slang for “very fast car,” according to Bugatti — is a concept car designed solely for track driving, not for use on public roads. The Bolide has a modified version of the huge 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine found in Bugatti’s Chiron, …

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Cecilia Chiang, the trailblazing chef who brought authentic Chinese food to the USA, dies at 100

(CNN) — San Francisco chef Cecilia Chiang, who blazed a trail for Chinese cuisine in the United States, died Wednesday. She was 100. Her granddaughter, Siena Chiang, confirmed her death with CNN. She said her grandmother died in her sleep early Wednesday morning at home in San Francisco surrounded by …

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Ireland’s mother and baby home survivors have spent decades fighting for the truth. They can finally see an end in sight   

It wasn’t until 2002 that a chat with a friend prompted her to think that it might be time to investigate the circumstances around her birth.  Brown contacted a charity, which pointed her towards a nun it said could help. But she said the nun dodged her calls for months. …

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Vast traffic jams stretch in and out of Paris on eve of lockdown

France imposed Covid-19 travel restrictions on Friday morning, which will last until at least December 1. Under the new rules people will need a certificate to move around and travel between regions is forbidden. Thursday was also one of the last few days for people to return to their homes …

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Apple shares fall despite surprise revenue gain

The iPhone maker on Thursday reported $64.7 billion in revenue during the quarter, up 1% from the same period last year, and $1 billion ahead of the revenue analysts had expected. Apple (AAPL) posted earnings of $0.73 per share, compared to analysts’ projected EPS of $0.70. Despite the better-than-expected results, …

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Analysis: China’s military rise poses the greatest foreign policy challenge to next US President

Beijing’s program of rapid modernization has seen its military transformed into a true global power, capable of comfortably projecting its forces throughout the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. This year alone has seen China engage in deadly border clashes with Indian troops; China’s People’s Liberation Army aircraft have repeatedly buzzed Taiwanese …

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