Month: December 2019

Taiwan’s tea party aims to burst Beijing’s one-China bubble ahead of elections

“I deliberately came here today because it’s an independent Taiwan store and it doesn’t support ‘one country, two systems,’ ” said financial-services worker Alex Shuie as he waited for his drink, known as bubble or boba or pearl tea, at the Ruguo stand in central Taipei. “There are so many options, so we can avoid the …

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In Pictures: Pudding pursuit sees Santas take to the beach

In Pictures: Pudding pursuit sees Santas take to the beach Independent.ie A Dorset beach was turned into a stadium for Santas as part of a fundraising effort that saw them chase runners dressed as Christmas puddings. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/and-finally/in-pictures-pudding-pursuit-sees-santas-take-to-the-beach-38786722.html Email A Dorset beach was turned into a stadium for Santas as part of a fundraising effort that …

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Business experts advise a wait-and-see approach for new Canada-U.K. trade deal

TORONTO — As the Conservatives swept to power in the U.K. with a pledge to “Get Brexit Done,” business leaders in Canada are watching with interest to see what a new free trade deal with Britain could look like. Uncertainty hangs over the future of Britain’s trade relations with countries including Canada since the U.K. …

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Homeless war veteran took his life after feeling ‘lost’ when he left the Army

Tragic ex-soldier Wayne Green is the human face of a scandal that shames the ­nation this Christmas. The homeless Army veteran was found dead in a pal’s flat after a suspected suicide last month after spending over a year sofa-surfing. The 29-year-old was trying to rebuild his life after a medical discharge over mental health …

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Iran backs peaceful solutions to Karabakh conflict: FM spox

The Spokesperson of the Iranian foreign ministry Abbas Mousavi said Iran supports peaceful solutions for the settlement of the Karabakh conflict, Trend reports citing Mehr News Agency. “Iran is ready to cooperate on reducing tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” he added in a press conference in Tabriz on Saturday. “Our stance toward the Karabakh conflict …

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6-year-old Willa Rawlings found after 2 weeks

PHOENIX – The Gila County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday night a body found earlier in the day is that of 6-year-old Willa Rawlings, who was swept away in the swollen Tonto Creek two weeks ago along with two other children. Willa had been missing for two weeks after a vehicle she was in was swept away in floodwaters.  Two other children, Willa’s …

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Varadkar defends Government care strategy amid chemotherapy delays for children

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his Government’s record on paediatric care, after it emerged children are having chemotherapy sessions cancelled due to a lack of beds. Speaking on the Marian Finucane show on RTÉ Radio 1 on Saturday, Mr Varadkar said that space issues had led to the cancellation of some chemotherapy sessions for sick …

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Bernie Sanders retracts Cenk Uyger endorsement after backlash

Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled his endorsement for a California congressional candidate on Friday after coming under fire for supporting the online news personality who has made degrading comments about African Americans and women. Cenk Uygur, host of the progressive online news and opinion broadcast “The Young Turks,” was endorsed by the Democratic presidential candidate on …

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Issue 1315: Europe’s struggle against a global scourge (Print Edition)

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