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Alexei Navalny wants Putin's job. Here's what he would do with it

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Alexei Navalny is in jail. When he gets out, the man determined to unseat Russian President Vladimir Putin next March probably won’t be permitted to run. Banned from Russian TV, he has to barnstorm the vast nation to drum up support for his long-shot bid. Yet he is Putin’s most...


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Tillerson's diplomatic skill put to test with visit to Turkey

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sat down with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Thursday, in a meeting that will test his diplomatic skills as he navigates one of the U.S. government’s most complex foreign relationships. Tillerson is spending a day in the...


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Despite outward calm, Ethiopia extends state of emergency

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Ethiopia’s parliament voted unanimously Thursday to extend the country’s state of emergency for another four months after top officials warned of the continuing threat of unrest. Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous country and regional...


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China's Xi to hold first meeting with Trump next week in Florida

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. China’s foreign ministry confirmed that President Xi Jinping will meet with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in Florida next week, a critical first encounter as the two sides seek common ground on issues ranging from trade to North Korea. Xi was invited by Trump to take part...


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'Build that wall?' Some Canadians join call for more border control

Special To The Washington Post. OTTAWA - Candidates for leadership of Canada’s opposition Conservative Party are calling for drastic measures to halt the flow of asylum seekers fleeing the United States into Canada, including deployment of the Canadian army to detain would-be refugees as they cross...


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Haier boss looks far beyond appliances

China Haier's Future

QINGDAO, China (AP) — After Haier Group bought the General Electric Co. appliance unit last year, the Chinese company’s chairman says he gave its American managers unusual orders: Ignore me. Zhang Ruimin built Haier from a failing refrigerator factory in the 1980s into the biggest maker of major...


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S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request

APTOPIX South Korea Politics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was being questioned Thursday by a court that will decide if she should be arrested over corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power. Live TV footage earlier showed a stern-looking Park entering the...


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S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request

APTOPIX South Korea Politics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was being questioned Thursday by a court that will decide if she should be arrested over corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power. Live TV footage earlier showed a stern-looking Park entering the...


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North Korea might be preparing for another nuclear test, satellite images

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TOKYO - North Korea appears to be getting ready for another nuclear test, according to new satellite images that show a prolonged and heightened level of activity at its underground testing site. It’s impossible to tell if North Korea is putting on a performance for...


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North Korea might be preparing for another nuclear test, satellite images

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TOKYO - North Korea appears to be getting ready for another nuclear test, according to new satellite images that show a prolonged and heightened level of activity at its underground testing site. It’s impossible to tell if North Korea is putting on a performance for...


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