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China, Turkey to strengthen cooperation under Belt and Road Initiative

In Kathmandu, China's Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong appeared aware of such criticism and described the plan as a "symphony performed by an orchestra" not China's "solo show" in a short speech at the signing ceremony. Since 2014, China has launched a series of cultural events including the Silk Road International Arts Festival, the Marine Silk Road International Arts Festival and the Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo to promote cultural communication among Belt and Road countries.


Obama unveils plans to build presidential center in Chicago

Obama unveils plans to build presidential center in Chicago

Earmarked as the location for The Barack Obama Presidential Center is Jackson Park, with the expectation of opening in 2021. "The Obamas want to create a safe, warm, inviting place that brings people in, teaches them something new, and inspires them to create change in their own communities", Obama Foundation Chair Marty Nesbitt said during a roundtable presentation with more than 300 Chicago citizens.



McCabe testifies in place of Comey at Senate hearing

The New York Times Editorial Board penned an open letter to Rosenstein criticizing his memo to Trump, and many Senate Democrats have said they now regret voting for him. "That was just another one of the many reasons that he no longer had the confidence of the president or the rest of the FBI", Sanders said. Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, generating a storm of speculation over the dismissal's timing.


North Korea Sends Angry Letter to Congress Protesting 'Heinous' Sanctions

North Korea Sends Angry Letter to Congress Protesting 'Heinous' Sanctions

As North Korea and the US have no diplomatic relations and no official channels of communication, it is not clear how the letter was sent. The report, carried by the North's Korean Central News Agency, said the letter was sent Friday. But he said Friday's protest was also notable in that it was sent by the recently revived parliamentary foreign affairs committee, which was discontinued by Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, in 1998.


France's President-elect Scrambles to Find Candidates for Upcoming Parliamentary Poll

France's President-elect Scrambles to Find Candidates for Upcoming Parliamentary Poll

On Thursday, his Republic on the Move party announced an initial slate of 428 candidates for France's 577-seat National Assembly. To qualify, would-be candidates, including total newcomers to politics, filled extensive on-line applications with CVs and explanatory letters for pre-screening and follow-up interviews, according to local media interviews with some of them.