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China Slaps Tit-for-Tat Sanctions on US Lawmakers, Envoy

China Slaps Tit-for-Tat Sanctions on US Lawmakers, Envoy

China announced on Monday "corresponding sanctions" against three senior Republican lawmakers and a US envoy in retaliation for visa bans and asset freezes on Chinese officials imposed by Washington over abuses of Uighur Muslim rights. The sanctions will be applied on the US Congressional-Executi

Poland's Incumbent Duda Wins Presidential Election

Poland's Incumbent Duda Wins Presidential Election

Poland’s incumbent Andrzej Duda has won the presidential election, results from over 99% of polling stations show, with remaining uncounted votes unlikely to sway the final outcome, the National Electoral Commission said on Monday. Duda, an ally of Poland’s ruling nationalists, is expected to hel

US May Resume Federal Executions After 17 Years

A US appeals court has issued a ruling that would allow for the first federal execution in 17 years on Monday, pending a last-minute application to the Supreme Court. President Donald Trump's administration has scheduled three more executions in the coming months, saying it is acting in the inter

Netanyahu Repeats Pledge of Financial Help after Tel Aviv Protest

Netanyahu Repeats Pledge of Financial Help after Tel Aviv Protest

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeated his promise on Sunday to provide speedy financial help for self-employed workers after thousands protested against what they see as a failed government response to the economic crisis wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. Netanyahu said at his wee

Pope 'Very Pained' by Decision to Turn Istanbul's Hagia Sophia Museum into Mosque

Pope 'Very Pained' by Decision to Turn Istanbul's Hagia Sophia Museum into Mosque

Pope Francis said on Sunday he was hurt by Turkey’s decision to make Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum a mosque, the latest religious leader to condemn the move. “My thoughts go to Istanbul. I think of Santa Sophia and I am very pained,” he said during his weekly blessing in St.

China: Bus Driver Blamed for Crash That Killed 21

China: Bus Driver Blamed for Crash That Killed 21

Chinese investigators have concluded a bus crash that killed 21 people in southern China was caused by the driver, who was unhappy his home was to be demolished, police said Sunday. The accident also injured 15 more people who were hospitalized. The driver, who died in Tuesday's crash, “intent

In First, Trump Dons Masks in Visit to a Military Medical Facility

In First, Trump Dons Masks in Visit to a Military Medical Facility

President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public even as the coronavirus pandemic spread, donned one on Saturday at a military medical facility outside Washington where he was to meet with wounded soldiers and front-line health-care workers. The visit to Walter Reed National Milit

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