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US trade war was pushing China to steal tech and talent: Taiwan

<p>"The former Trump aides aren't necessarily happy to see the three-term lawmaker in trouble, but they 'feel a little vindicated,'" BI said, citing a former White House staffer. "He's the meanest person in politics."...

Mexican drug trafficker held US woman hostage for a year: Justice Department

The dangerous, highly addictive synthetic opioid fentanyl is increasingly part of the large US drug trafficking business between Mexico and the United StatesPouches of confirmed fentanyl are displayed at the Drug Enforcement Administration...Washington (AFP)...

Database reveals secrets of China’s loans to developing nations, says study

<p>"The former Trump aides aren't necessarily happy to see the three-term lawmaker in trouble, but they 'feel a little vindicated,'" BI said, citing a former White House staffer. "He's the meanest person in politics."...

‘Major political crisis’ in Brazil as military chiefs quit amid Bolsonaro purge of top...

Brazil's political stability was in doubt Tuesday after the heads of all three military branches resigned following President Jair Bolsonaro's dismissal of his defense minister, one of six Cabinet officials who have recently left...

Naming the hurricanes: With Greek letters going away, a look at how they came...

<p>"Sustained government investment in our infrastructure and our people lifted us out of the Great Depression and I believe President Biden is thinking along those very same lines."<br/>—Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall, grandson of Frances Perkins</p><p>Released...

‘Beautiful and fierce’: Voguing balls let LGBT Chinese shine

Leather, glitter, stilettos and a strut -- voguing, the underground dance phenomenon, has seized Beijing and given China's LGBT community a "playground" to celebrate their identities.Sashaying down the runway clad in fake-fur, mile-high wigs...

China approves radical overhaul of Hong Kong’s political system

Chinese leaders endorsed a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong's electoral system Tuesday, slashing its number of directly elected seats and ensuring a majority of the city's lawmakers will be selected by a reliably pro-Beijing...

AstraZeneca COVID shots not recommended for under 55s in Canada

Canadian experts on Monday recommended halting the use of AstraZeneca Covid-19 shots for people aged under 55, after a small but rising number of patients abroad suffered blood clots.Manitoba and Quebec provinces were the...

Mafia boss gets goose cooked by culinary video from his island refuge

<p> But Loganbill offered some creative spin on it all. As to the gas mask and helmet, for example, the FBI <a href="https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/case-multi-defendant/file/1380626/download" target="_blank">arrest report</a> states "he claimed he had brought these items to...

France eyes stricter lockdown as COVID-19 patients in intensive care near 5,000

French health authorities said on Monday that the number of patients in intensive care with Covid-19 increased by 102 to 4,974, more than the 4,919 high of the second lockdown in mid-November.This week will...