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3Novices:Greece starts clearing makeshift migrant camp on border

Greek police started clearing migrants and refugees out of a sprawling tent camp on the sealed northern border with Macedonia where thousands have been stranded for months waiting in vain for passage to Europe. 8 more words

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3Novices:Russia, Ukraine commit to Minsk accords in call with France, Germany

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine discussed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the French President preparations to hold elections in an eastern Ukrainian area hit by a pro-Russian insurrection, according to the German government. 8 more words

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UNITED STATES HAS LIFTED ARMS TRADE EMBARGO PLACED ON VIETNAM.

Viewers Corner’s correspondent in Hanoi learnt that United States has lifted arms trade embargo placed on Vietnam (Chinese neighbour). The news was announced by President Obama on Monday, May 23, 2016 during his first visit to Hanoi and this historical move has brought an end the enmity between the two countries for about four decades. 76 more words

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3Novices:Russia, Ukraine commit to Minsk accords in call with France, Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) – The leaders of Russia and Ukraine discussed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the French President preparations to hold elections in an eastern Ukrainian area hit by a pro-Russian insurrection, according to the german government. 9 more words

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AN AMERICAN DRONE STRIKE HAS KILLED MULLAH AKHTAR MOHAMMAD MANSOUR, LEADER OF THE AFGHAN TALIBAN.

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, the leader of the Afghan Taliban was reported dead, he was killed by An American drone strike near the Afghan border in the Pakistani province of Baluchistan (de facto headquarters of the Afghan Taliban). 96 more words

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3Novices:French police break up refinery blockade amid anti-reform showdown

French police using water cannon and tear gas broke up a picket by striking workers who were blocking access the Fos-sur-Mer refinery in the southern port area of Marseille, an official of the CGT union said on Tuesday. 8 more words

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Q. and A.: Carl Minzner on the Shift to Personalized Rule in China by MICHAEL FORSYTHE


By MICHAEL FORSYTHE

Mr. Minzner, a law professor at Fordham University, argues that under President Xi Jinping the post-Mao drive toward institutionalized governance is waning. 12 more words

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