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China holds live-fire drills off coast in warning to Taiwan

China holds live-fire drills off coast in warning to Taiwan

BEIJING, China — China has held live-fire exercises off its southeast coast, state media said Thursday, in an apparent warning to the democratic, self-ruled island of Taiwan against what Beijing deems as provocative remarks on independence. The official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday an air unit of the People’s Liberation Army ground forces held a […]

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Video of attack on ‘Jews’ sparks outrage in Germany

Video of attack on ‘Jews’ sparks outrage in Germany

BERLIN, Germany — German political and religious leaders expressed shock Wednesday over an alleged anti-Semitic attack on two men wearing traditional Jewish skullcaps in central Berlin filmed by one of the victims. One of the young men targeted, who captured the incident on his smartphone, said they were confronted by three Arabic-speakers shouting insults at […]

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Israel marks 70 years as a nation as new and old challenges lurk

Israel marks 70 years as a nation as new and old challenges lurk

JERUSALEM — Israel celebrated 70 years since the country’s foundation on Wednesday, lauding its improbable economic success and military prowess, but facing a range of political and security challenges. The anniversary of the proclamation of the state of Israel by founding father David Ben-Gurion began at sundown on Wednesday under the Hebrew calendar, but falls […]

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Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57, selected as next president of Cuba

Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57, selected as next president of Cuba

The Cuban government on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed President Raul Castro in a transition aimed at ensuring that the country’s single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created it.

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