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  • Trump says good relationship with Britain’s prime minister is unlikely

    Published on:May 17, 2016Source: Shanghai Daily
    Donald Trump said he was unlikely to have a good relationship with David Cameron because the British prime minister had cast the US presidential candidate as “divisive, stupid and wrong” for proposing a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. Cameron criticized Trump in the British parliament over his call for the ban on Muslims and suggested that the New York billionaire, who is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, would unite Britain against him if he was to visit. “It looks like we’re not going to have a very good relationsh...[Read]
  • Kenya police break up opposition protests

    Published on:May 17, 2016Source: AFP
    Kenyan police fired tear gas and beat opposition demonstrators with truncheons Monday to stop them storming the offices of the electoral commission to demand its dissolution. Hundreds of protesters were prevented from reaching the offices of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Some of the demonstrators threw stones at police. There have been several such protests in recent weeks. Protests were also held in other Kenyan towns, including Kisumu and Kisii in the southwest, with police there firing tear...[Read]
  • Chinese embassy in U.S. refutes Washington Post editorial on South China Sea

    Published on:May 16, 2016Source: Xinhua
    The Chinese Embassy in the United States refuted an editorial by The Washington Post on the South China Sea dispute, denying false accusations and clarifying historical facts and the Chinese stance. In a letter called Provocations in the South China Sea to the Post, Zhu Haiquan, spokesman for the Chinese embassy, wrote that Huangyan Island "is Chinese territory and was not seized from another country." The letter was in response to the May 9 editorial, titled Dangerous Rocks in the South China Sea, which alleged that Huangyan Island, or Scarborough Shoal, was ...[Read]
  • President Obama’s commencement speech at Rutgers University

    Published on:May 16, 2016Source: Yahoo News
    While not directly naming the candidate, President Obama made it clear just what he thinks about Donald Trump’s campaign and policy proposals in a highly political commencement speech Sunday at Rutgers University. The president said he would skip giving students the usual commencement banter, and instead run down a list of “suggestions,” which turned out to be a stern and direct indictment of everything Trump has built his campaign on. First, Obama took on Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan, telling students, “When you...[Read]
  • The strange, unending limbo of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak

    Published on:May 16, 2016Source: New York Times
    In many ways, life is not so bad for Egypt’s deposed ruler, Hosni Mubarak. At the Cairo hospital he calls home, he enjoys regular deliveries of flowers, newspapers and takeout restaurant meals; visits from his wife, two sons and grandchildren; and a sweeping view over the Nile. To mark his 88th birthday recently, a throng of well-wishers gathered at the hospital gates and sang, danced and waved his portrait. Mr. Mubarak pulled open a window and waved back. However, the one luxury Mr. Mubarak has not been afforded is the right to simply walk out of the hospita...[Read]