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Daily Archives: January 24, 2017

Appellate court upholds Uzbek journalist’s life sentence

A regional court in Kyrgyzstan has upheld a life sentence for a journalist, who is also a human rights advocate, despite international criticism over the ruling. A regional court ruled that the life in prison sentence handed to 66-year-old Azimzhan Askarov at an earlier court of law is to be carried ...

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TPP members woo China after US exit

The Pacific Rim nations say they are determined to salvage a major trade pact after US President Donald Trump kept his promise to pull out of the accord. Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they will seek to encourage China and other Asian nations to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) while Chile said it ...

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Trump blames fraud by ‘illegals’ for popular vote loss

US President Donald Trump has claimed that he would have won the popular vote if it were not for the millions of “illegal” immigrants who voted for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Trump made the claim in a private meeting with Democratic and Republican leaders at the White House on ...

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