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Chinese president heads to Myanmar for crucial state visit

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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Nay Pyi Taw for state visit to Myanmar External link

Source country azertag Friday, January 17, 2020 3:43:00 PM CET | info [other]

Entities: Min Aung Hlaing[1]; Xi Jinping[2]; Aung San Suu Kyi[5]; Min Aung[1]; Win Myint[1]; Aung Hlaing[1];

Other categories: Culture; UN Bodies;

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Xi Jinping said: "is an apt description of the fraternal sentiments between our two peoples, whose close ties date back to ancient times"

Xi Jinping said: "It is important that we continue to show strong mutual support on issues concerning each other's core interests,"

Xi Jinping wrote: "Myanmar's charming natural scenery and fascinating cultural heritage will surely attract more and more Chinese tourists,"

Baku, January 17, AZERTAC Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday for a state visit to Myanmar, according to chinadaily.com.cn. It is Xi's first overseas trip this year, and the first visit to the Asian neighbor by a Chinese president after an interval of 19 years....

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Worst locust plague in decades hits Africa

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Locust swarm 37 miles long and 25 miles wide threatens crops across swathes of east Africa External link

Source country itv Friday, January 17, 2020 3:00:00 PM CET | info [other]

A swarm of locusts measured at 37 miles long and 25 miles wide has been tracked in Kenya - and the insects are now threatening to decimate crops across swatches of The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries, authorities say....

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Paris Louvre museum closed amid strikes over pension plans

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Paris’ Louvre museum closed amid strikes over government’s planned pension overhaul January 17 Updated External link

Source country theglobeandmail Friday, January 17, 2020 3:52:00 PM CET | info [other]

Striking employees demonstrate with a banner reading 'Louvre museum on strike,' outside the Louvre museum, in Paris, France, on Jan. 17, 2020. Francois Mori/The Associated Press. Paris’ Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government’s plans to overhaul the pension system....

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Iran's top leader strikes defiant tone amid month of turmoil

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Khamenei calls Trump a clown who’ll betray Iranians, hails missile hits in Iraq External link

Source country timesofisrael Friday, January 17, 2020 3:48:00 PM CET | info [other]

As Iran’s Revolutionary Guard braced for an American counterattack that never came, it mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian jetliner shortly after it took off from Tehran’s international airport, killing all 176 passengers on board, mostly Iranians. Khamenei called the shoot-down of the plane a “bitter.......

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US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint

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US agency examining claims of unintended acceleration involving Tesla vehicles External link

Source country independent-ie Friday, January 17, 2020 4:02:00 PM CET | info [other]

The US government’s vehicle safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla’s electric vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own. An unidentified person has petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for an investigation into the claims....

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US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

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US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December External link

Source country newschannel6now Friday, January 17, 2020 3:57:00 PM CET | info [other]

In this June 19, 2019, file photo a worker carries shingles for a roof of a house under construction in a Brandon, Miss., neighborhood. The Commerce Department reported Friday that builders started construction on 1.61 million homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in December, up 16.9% from the November pace of home building....

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Pope hits maiden Test century as England dominate

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Stokes, Pope punish South Africa with centuries External link

Source country yahoo-au Friday, January 17, 2020 3:03:00 PM CET | info [other]

Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope hit centuries as England built a strong position on the second day of the third Test against South Africa and England at St George's Park on Friday. England were 426 for eight at tea. The four-match series is tied at 1-1. World player of the year Stokes hit 120, his ninth.......

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Yes Minister and Heartbeat actor Derek Fowlds dies aged 82

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Yes Minister actor Derek Fowlds dies at 82 External link

Source country news_com_au Friday, January 17, 2020 3:12:00 PM CET | info [other]

The actor was best known for playing Private Secretary Bernard Woolley in the sitcom and its sequel Yes, Prime Minister, as well as for his role as Oscar Blaketon in the long-running police drama Heartbeat. Before that, he found fame with children as Mr Derek on The Basil Brush Show, alongside the.......

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Syrian Arab Republic: Syria: Bachelet condemns continued killings and displacements despite ‘ceasefire’ [EN/AR]

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OHCHR's Michelle Bachelet: Syria truce has failed 'yet again' External link

Source country upi Friday, January 17, 2020 3:57:00 PM CET | info [other]

Entities: Michelle Bachelet[2];

Other categories: Conflict; Society; UN Bodies; Mentions of OHCHR;

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Michelle Bachelet said: "Our main concern is for the safety of civilians who remain at serious risk,"

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A new cease-fire in Syria has failed to protect citizens in the nation's northwest, where civilians have been killed and displaced by protracted fighting this week that violated the terms of the truce, the United Nations' top human rights official said Friday....

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Russia’s foreign minister slams ‘aggressive’ US policies

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Russia's foreign minister slams 'aggressive' US policies External link

Source country startribune Friday, January 17, 2020 1:30:00 PM CET | info [other]

Entities: Khalifa Hifter[1]; Donald Trump[1]; Sergei Lavrov[1]; Qassem Soleimani[1];

Other categories: JRC Safeguards; Security; JRC Nuclear Security; EU-Africa; EU - China;

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Sergei Lavrov said: "We will act strongly to avoid depriving the world of agreements that control and limit nuclear weapons,"

Sergei Lavrov said: "Their relations are tense, and they don't want to be in one room together, let alone talk to each other,"

Sergey Lavrov, who serves as acting foreign minister in the wake of Wednesday's resignation of the Russian Cabinet, said this week's meeting of top U.S. and Russian diplomats on strategic stability didn't achieve any immediate results, adding that "dialogue is continuing." Russia-U.S....

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