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China’s Xi Visits Europe, Seeking Strategic Opportunity

On his first visit to Europe in five years, the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, appears intent on seizing opportunities to loosen the continent’s bonds with the United States and forge a world freed of American dominance. The Chinese leader has chosen three countries to visit — France, Serbia and Hungary — that each, to a […]

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Massachusetts detective’s affair exposed during investigation into his wife’s shooting death

It was 1 p.m. on May 8, 2018, when Massachusetts State Police detectives arrived at a farmhouse in Westfield. 51-year-old Amy Fanion lay dead in the dining room from a single gunshot wound to the head. Det. Mike McNally: Amy was essentially … in a pile of blood that was beginning to congeal under her

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Bodies found in search for Australian brothers and US man missing on Mexico surfing trip | World News

Bodies have been found in the search for two Australian brothers and a US tourist who went missing in northern Mexico. The remains were found south of Ensenada, near where the men – Jake and Callum Robinson from Australia and American Jack Carter Rhoad – went missing last weekend. The trio, who were believed to

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Labour taking ‘Tory crown jewel’ feels like a momentum shift | UK News

It was a wafer-thin victory, but a huge win. The symbolism of Labour taking the West Midlands mayor, a jewel in the Tory crown, could be felt in the room as Labour activists gathered in Birmingham to celebrate the win with their new mayor Richard Parker and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer. There are moments

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Adam Boulton: Spat over asylum seekers puts Anglo-Irish relations back into deep freeze | UK News

Blame the Brits. An unsanitary encampment of hundreds of tents sprang up in the heart of Dublin outside the International Protection Office where homeless immigrants can apply for asylum. Irish ministers pointed the finger at Rishi Sunak‘s Rwanda removal policy. The new taoiseach, Simon Harris, declared: “This country will not in any way, shape or

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Mother of trans boy who died in mental health unit calls for public inquiry | UK News

The mother of a transgender boy who died after self-harming in a mental health unit is calling for a public inquiry into his care. Charlie Millers, 17, from Stretford, Greater Manchester, died from a brain injury five days after being found unconscious on the Junction 17 wing at Prestwich Hospital in December 2020. An inquest

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Frank Stella, artist known for his pioneering work in minimalism, dies at 87

Frank Stella, a painter, sculptor and printmaker whose constantly evolving works are hailed as landmarks of the minimalist and post-painterly abstraction art movements, died Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 87. Gallery owner Jeffrey Deitch, who spoke with Stella’s family, confirmed his death to The Associated Press. Stella’s wife, Harriet McGurk, told the

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Still no deal in truce talks as Israel downplays chances of ending war with Hamas

A delegation of the militant group Hamas was in Cairo on Saturday in ongoing cease-fire talks with Israel, while an Israeli official downplayed the prospects for a full end to the war. Saturday’s cease-fire negotiations ended with no developments, a senior Hamas source close to the Cairo talks told CBS News. The source added that

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