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Chinese parliament reelects Xi Jinping as President

Chinese parliament reelects Xi Jinping as President

The National People's Congress (NPC) of China, its parliament, on Saturday reelected incumbent President Xi Jinping for a second term, Sputnik International reports. Xi is keeping Wang by his side because of his "talent and ability", according to Hua Po, an independent Chinese political commentator. Like the President, the post of the Vice President is largely ceremonial but Wang's election is his return to power politics.


Donald Trump signs Taiwan Travel Act despite warning from mainland China

Donald Trump signs Taiwan Travel Act despite warning from mainland China

Before his inauguration, Trump angered Beijing by speaking on the phone with Taiwan's president, Tsai Ing-wen, and suggesting that he may use the one-China policy as a bargaining chip to advance USA interests in trade, currency and strategic issues such as the disputed South China Sea.


Facebook Bans Trump Campaign's Data Analytics Firm, Cambridge Analytica

Facebook Bans Trump Campaign's Data Analytics Firm, Cambridge Analytica

Facebook said it learned of Kogan's intent in 2015 that the professor had violated the Platform Policies by sharing user data from an app to Wylie, SCL and Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica did not respond to immediate requests for comment. They promised that the data had been deleted, but now Facebook says that "several days ago, we received reports that, contrary to the certifications we were given, not all data was deleted".


Victory at last - Seton Hall defeats NC State in high-scoring bout

Victory at last - Seton Hall defeats NC State in high-scoring bout

Khadeen Carrington was part of that conversation before the year, rewarding Seton Hall with 14.9 points per game. That Wolfpack jab was answered with a 7-0 Pirate run, powered by Desi Rodriguez and Ismael Sanogo , feeding energy back into the Pirates on offense and defense.


Sweden `prepared to facilitate´ Donald Trump´s meeting with Kim Jong Un

Sweden `prepared to facilitate´ Donald Trump´s meeting with Kim Jong Un

South Korea will not compromise on North Korean denuclearization, the country's president Moon Jae-in told his US counterpart during a phone call on Friday. "We can't rule out the possibility of a contact between the North and the US" during Ri's trip to Sweden, a Beijing source told the news agency. Ri is set to meet Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom later Thursday or on Friday.


'Dead' man says he's alive, but court disagrees

'Dead' man says he's alive, but court disagrees

Constantin Reliu's wife, having heard nothing from him for years, applied successfully for a death notice in 2016. The Romanian daily Adevarul said Reliu's wife had argued in court that having heard nothing from her husband since 1999, she had assumed he had died in an quake while in Turkey.