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Little risk of protectionist views in Canada, says Trudeau Little risk of protectionist views in Canada, says Trudeau
- September 07, 2016

Trudeau was also encouraged that China and the US - the planet's biggest polluters - both announced in Hangzhou they would formally join the ambitious Paris agreement on climate change. He did not explain why he wasn't there. His only bilateral meeting was with Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno, who also serves as chair of the African Union. (more...)
China's Xi meets Obama ahead of G20 summit China's Xi meets Obama ahead of G20 summit
- September 05, 2016

They hailed their new era of climate cooperation as the best chance for saving the planet. Obama emphasised to Xi that China should abide by a recent arbitration ruling against its claims in the South China Sea, live up to a bilateral deal on hacking and cybersecurity issues, and uphold human rights including religious freedom. (more...)
Xi urges U.S. to be "constructive" in South China Sea
- September 04, 2016

President Xi said it "speaks to the shared ambition and resolve of China and the United States in addressing global issues". "Today's announcement is the strongest signal yet that what we agreed in Paris will soon be the law of the land", said Mattlan Zackhras, minister-in-assistance to the president of the Marshall Islands. (more...)
2 men charged in shooting death of Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge
- September 03, 2016

Aldridge's mother, Diann, said her daughter's life "is gone too soon", adding that she was a "little quiet storm of a daughter". About 3:30 p.m., Aldridge, 32, was walking with a baby in a stroller and a man in the 6300 block of South Calumet when two male suspects walked up and fired shots at a third man, according to Chicago Police. (more...)
Clinton raises a combined $143 million in August
- September 03, 2016

The poll found also that jobs and the economy were a high priority for Virginia voters. Neither of those is getting much attention in a campaign that has been dominated by questions of character and temperament. Ryan favors a major overhaul of Medicare for future retirees, gradually replacing open-ended government coverage with a limited payment that beneficiaries could use for a range of insurance options. (more...)
Why Brock Turner spent three months in jail
- September 03, 2016

Turner was silent as he left the Santa Clara county jail early Friday morning, hopping in a white SUV and speeding away from the crush of reporters waiting for his release. Two students found Turner on top of the victim, who had passed out, and sexually assaulting her. While it's unclear what Brock Turner will do next , one thing is for sure; his life on the outside won't be easy. (more...)