France urges China to free activist Liu, no comment if ready to welcome him

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s foreign ministry declined to comment on whether it was willing to host Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Liu Xiaobo, but urged China to release him given concerns over his health.


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France urges China to free activist Liu, no comment if ready to welcome him

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s foreign ministry declined to comment on whether it was willing to host Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Liu Xiaobo, but urged China to release him given concerns over his health.


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Syrian doctor hit by Trump travel ban takes up studies in Canada instead

Khaled Almilaji’s humanitarian missions back and forth to Syria were under a cloud, so he took up an offer from the University of Toronto

He was one of the many whose lives were thrown into chaos by Donald Trump’s travel ban – a Syrian doctor who works with the United Nations and was pursuing an Ivy League education in the United States.

But after months of living in limbo, Khaled Almilaji has put a definitive end to the uncertainty – by moving to Canada.

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Man uses vehicle to destroy Arkansas Ten Commandments monument – video

A man shouting ‘Freedom!’ crashes a vehicle into the newly erected monument in Little Rock, Arkansas on Wednesday. The privately funded granite slab had been in place outside the state capitol for less than 24 hours before it was knocked from its plinth and smashed.

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Low-income workers who live in RVs are being ‘chased out’ of Silicon Valley streets

In the ‘highest income region of the universe’, people trying to make ends meet face a ban on vehicles from parking in the same spot for longer than 72 hours

In a Silicon Valley town where the median home value is $2.5m, next to a university with a $22.5bn endowment, not far from a shopping mall with Burberry and Cartier outlets, they present an eye-popping sight: dozens of run-down RVs and trailers parked in a line along a main road.

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