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US-China diplomacy: Obama plays down arrival tensions

President Barack Obama has called on reporters “not to over-crank the significance” of the treatment of his entourage when he arrived for the G20 summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. A row broke also out between an Obama aide, US journalists and officials soon after Air Force One landed on Saturday. The president also had to use a smaller ...

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France Corsica brawl: Mayor bans burkinis amid tensions

A village mayor in Corsica has banned full-body swimsuits known as “burkinis” after a beach brawl between families of North African descent and local youths. France 3 television says the ban was imposed at a special council session on Sunday in Sisco amid tensions over the brawl, in which five people were hurt. Authorities in Cannes and Villeneuve-Loubet, on the ...

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Racial Tensions — Amazing Program to Repair Relations (PHOTO GALLERY + VIDEO)

There’s an incredible program in L.A. that’s made a huge difference in the lives of scores of African American kids, courtesy of cops … and it’s all flown under the radar. It’s called Operation Progress, where LAPD cops donate their time, go into Watts and mentor kids throughout their education. The cops do it all on their own time, without ...

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Bahamas issues US travel advisory over racial tensions

The Bahamas has issued a rare travel advisory for its citizens visiting the US, recommending particular care for young men in cities affected by tensions over recent police shootings. The advisory warns citizens to not get involved in protests and avoid crowds. It comes after two black men were shot dead by police in Minnesota and Louisiana, and five officers ...

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Brexit: Tensions emerge over UK-EU trade negotiations

UK and EU politicians have given very different accounts of how the UK’s Brexit negotiations should proceed. The EU’s Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom, says the UK cannot begin negotiating trade terms with the bloc until after it has left. “First you exit then you negotiate,” she told BBC Newsnight. But one of the candidates to be next UK PM, Liam ...

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‘Big Brother Canada’ 4, Week 10 Spoilers: Tensions Rise Among House Guests as New HOH Contemplates Nominations

Thursday night’s double eviction featured on the last episode of Big Brother Canada 4 made a major impact in the house, which has driven the new Head of Household (HOH) to target clear rivals. As such, heated confrontations have taken place between cast mates, increasing the tension in the house tenfold. Jared was the first to be booted from the ...

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Democrats to debate as tensions rise

Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face off in their final debate before the crucial New York primary. Mrs Clinton and Mr Sanders have ratcheted up their attacks in recent days, trading barbs about their qualifications for the presidency. The Democrats have largely avoided the personal attacks that have dominated the Republicans’ debates. But with so much ...

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Duterte Peace Offering Remains True Above Rising Tensions In South China Sea

Philippine presidential hopeful Mayor Rodrigo Duterte favors peace above all else in seeking a resolution to the South China Sea dispute. He has expressed his willingness to partner up with China in mutually beneficial joint ventures that do not compromise Philippine sovereignty or freedom of navigation in the global commons. As neighboring countries reinforce their maritime vigilance with a buildup ...

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Clinton and Sanders tensions escalate

Hillary Clinton has dismissed as “ridiculous” a charge by Bernie Sanders that she is “unqualified” to be president, as tensions rise in the Democratic race. The Vermont senator stood by his comments, pointing to her Wall Street links and her vote for the war in Iraq. He said she started the latest war of words by attacking him first. The ...

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Trump in Republican talks amid tensions

Republican pace-setter Donald Trump has held talks with party leaders as tensions grow over his loyalty and policies in his presidential bid. His meeting at the Republican National Committee (RNC) in Washington lasted 30 minutes but details were scant. Earlier in the week, Mr Trump said he would not back the eventual Republican candidate, breaking an RNC pledge he signed ...

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