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09Dec/16

China ready to outplay Trump: analyst

Beijing says cooperation between the U.S. and China must continue despite critical comments made about China by President-elect Donald Trump. One analyst says, “if Trump thinks he’s going to out-negotiate the Chinese he’s got another thing coming”. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading

31Jul/15

US cites fair trial considerations in Zimbabe lion killing extradition request

In the wake of a request by Zimbabwe for the extradition of a US citizen accused of killing Cecil the Lion, U.S. State department says that all extradition requests take into account the ability of a country to provide a fair trial and other “humanitarian” considerations.

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10Jul/15

Head of U.S. federal personnel agency resigns after massive data breach

Katherine Archuleta, the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, resigns after a massive data breach compromised the personal information of more than 22-million people, including two U.S. Senators. A White House spokesman says it was “quite clear” new leadership was needed at the agency.

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27May/15

FIFA says Blatter not involved in investigation, calls arrests “difficult moment”

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is not involved in bribery allegations, says organisation’s spokesman, adding “FIFA welcomes this investigation.”

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26May/15

White House: Iraqi lack of will to fight ‘a problem’ in past

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Iraqi troops’ lack of will to fight Islamic State militants, an issue cited by the Pentagon chief over the weekend, has been a concern. In the wide-ranging briefing, Earnest also tells reporters the Obama administration has no backup plan if the U.S. Congress fails to act on legislation that would extend certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act.

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23Feb/15

UN rights office condemns racist incident on Paris Metro

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (FEBRUARY 20, 2015) (REUTERS) – The United Nations rights office said on Friday (February 20) that there was still much work to be done to get rid of racism from soccer.
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10Feb/15

White House confirms death of hostage Kayla Mueller, but cannot say how she died

White House says, regardless of what caused the death of hostage Kayla Mueller, Islamic State is held responsible.
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