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Daily Archives: January 23, 2017

US obligated to practice One China policy: Beijing

China says the new United States administration has an “obligation” to honor the promise of previous US governments to recognize Chinese sovereignty over Taiwan, a practice known as the “One China” policy. “I want to emphasize [that] the One China principle is the political foundation of the development of China-US ...

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Gunmen kill five policemen in Sinai: Report

Suspected militants in Egypt’s North Sinai Province have killed five off-duty security forces, a report says. Egyptian Rassad news outlet reported that the killings took place in the late hours of Sunday in the al-Hassaneh area of central Sinai. The security forces, who were in a taxi returning to a ...

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Gambia’s Jammeh ‘emptied coffers’ before leaving

The Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh, who caused a political crisis in the African country before finally going into exile, has emptied the government’s treasury, plundering millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, says an aide to the country’s new president. “Over two weeks, over 500 million dalasi ...

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Bruce Riedel: How will Trump handle a Pakistan Surprise?

Pakistan was the scene of Barack Obama’s arguably greatest triumph as president when he ordered American commandos to kill Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011. Win an iPhone 7 Sign up to our daily newsletter for your chance to win. He made the crucial decisions about the ...

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China cracks down on bids to bypass online censorship

China has announced a 14-month campaign to “clean up” internet service providers and crack down on devices such as virtual private networks (VPNs) used to evade strict censorship. The ruling Communist party oversees a vast apparatus designed to censor online content deemed politically sensitive, while blocking some Western websites and ...

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