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    China Says no Mining in its Immediate Plans for Antarctica
    May22

    China Says no Mining in its Immediate Plans for Antarctica

    BEIJING — China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area’s susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural resources that could be exposed as the ice cap shrinks, government officials said Monday. China’s growing interest in the frozen...

    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia
    May19

    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia

    CANNES, France – After his Oscar-nominated film “Leviathan” was deemed “anti-Russian” by Russia’s Minister of Culture, director Andrey Zvyagintsev returned to the Cannes Film Festival with an equally bleak critique of Russian society. Zvyagintsev was to premiere his fourth film, “Loveless,” on Thursday in...

    France’s New President Wastes No Time: Names PM, Sees Merkel
    May15

    France’s New President Wastes No Time: Names PM, Sees Merkel

    On his first full day in office, French President Emmanuel Macron moved quickly Monday on fronts both foreign and domestic, naming 46-year-old lawmaker Edouard Philippe as his new prime minister before flying off to Berlin for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Appointing Philippe to the top job in his government ticked several boxes for...

    China’s Xi says Silk Road Plan Boosts Finance, Security Ties
    May14

    China’s Xi says Silk Road Plan Boosts Finance, Security Ties

    BEIJING — Pledging more than $100 billion in financing, Chinese President Xi Jinping called Sunday for closer cooperation across Asia and Europe in areas from anti-terrorism to investment as leaders from 29 countries gathered to promote a Chinese initiative that could increase Beijing’s global influence. The “Belt and Road...

    Huge Cyberattack Forces Microsoft to Offer Free Tech Fix
    May13

    Huge Cyberattack Forces Microsoft to Offer Free Tech Fix

    LONDON — Teams of technicians worked “round the clock” Saturday to restore hospital computer systems in Britain and check bank or transport services in other nations after a global cyberattack hit dozens of countries and crippled the U.K.’s health system. The worldwide attack was so unprecedented that Microsoft quickly changed...

    Ballet Isolated in Egypt but it Fires Passions
    May12

    Ballet Isolated in Egypt but it Fires Passions

    CAIRO – Ballet dancer Fady el-Nabarawy feels he can finally breathe again the moment he enters the gates of the Cairo Opera House after a commute from his ramshackle, poor neighborhood. This is where he and his fellow dancers practice, perform, love and create. “Every day, I cannot wait to come here. My oxygen is here,” he said....

    What U.S.-Russia Crisis? Trump Seeks Closer Ties in WH Meeting
    May10

    What U.S.-Russia Crisis? Trump Seeks Closer Ties in WH Meeting

    WASHINGTON – All but ignoring the unfurling drama over Russia and the U.S. election, President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to advance prospects for cooperation between the former Cold War foes in Syria and elsewhere in a rare Oval Office meeting with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s talks with Trump...

    On Victory Day, Putin Calls for International Unity
    May09

    On Victory Day, Putin Calls for International Unity

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told the annual Victory Day parade on Red Square that the horrors of World War II demonstrate the necessity of countries working together to prevent war. Russia celebrates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany every May 9 to honor those who fought and died for their country. “This monstrous tragedy was...

    Ukraine Bans American Actor Steven Seagal for Five Years
    May08

    Ukraine Bans American Actor Steven Seagal for Five Years

    MINSK, Belarus – Ukraine has banned action film actor Steven Seagal from entering the country for five years. Seagal, an American, was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin last year in a ceremony shown on state television. He has vocally defended the Russian leader’s policies and criticized the U.S. government. A statement...

    Eurovision Contestants Practice; Big Week for Song Contest
    May08

    Eurovision Contestants Practice; Big Week for Song Contest

    MOSCOW– Contestants for this year’s Eurovision contest are holding practices in the Ukrainian capital. Rehearsals have been underway in Kiev since April 30 for the annual song competition that pits performers from across the continent and also includes Australia and Israel. The contest, noted for its cheerfully garish clothes and...

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