Thursday, August 17, 2017

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The US vice president was on the second stop in a tour of Latin America to rally the region over the Venezuela crisis. He earlier visited Colombia and was due to travel to Chile on Wednesday and later to Panama. Pence said a million Venezuelans had fled to Colombia and more than 60,000 to Argentina to escape the chaos in their country. Pence and Macri said they discussed increasing trade between their countries.


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Trucks packed with seafood were backed up, bumper to bumper, at the Chinese border with North Korea. Protesters carried red banners demanding compensation. And Chinese businessmen who have been making big money from North Korean crabs, shrimp and squid were furious.


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German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed horror at the racist marches that roiled Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend. “It is racist, far-right violence, and clear, forceful action must be taken against it, regardless of where in the world it happens,” she said on German television Monday. She might have added that such a thing wouldn’t have happened in today’s Germany — because it’s illegal. ANGELA EVER HELPFUL  


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Srinagar (India) (AFP) - Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long stand-off between the two armies. Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction in the picturesque mountain region of Ladakh on Tuesday, an Indian defence official said. Indian troops using sling shots. TWO OF THE OLDEST CIVILIZATIONS CONDUCT A CIVILIZED WAR!


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Sweden's center-left minority government said on Wednesday it had agreed with two opposition parties to boost military spending in the 2018 budget as the country faces increased tension with Russia in the Baltics.


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The European Union has announced that it launched legal action against Poland’s right-wing government on a new law that allows the justice minister to replace the chief justices of common courts.
Saturday, a day after Poland published the law following approval by the country’s President Andrzej Duda despite mass protests staged in the country against the legislation. Warsaw has one month to reply to the Commission letter, which "raises concerns that [...] the independence of Polish courts will be undermined", an EU executive said in a statement to AlJazeera. The action eventually could lead to Poland being hauled before the bloc’s highest court, the European Court of Justice and possibly fined.



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