Sunday, 23 September 2018

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Former Federal Prosecutor Joins Kavanaugh Accuser's Legal Team

Sunday, 23 September 2018 5:20 am

Former Federal Prosecutor Joins Kavanaugh Accuser's Legal TeamFormer Justice Department inspector general and federal prosecutor Michael


US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

Sunday, 23 September 2018 5:10 am

US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefitsSAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.


China comes out ahead in Vatican deal: analysts

Sunday, 23 September 2018 3:49 am

China comes out ahead in Vatican deal: analystsThe landmark deal between China and the Vatican is a win for Beijing, giving official recognition to bishops appointed by the government despite a crackdown on religion, and potentially softening the ground for full diplomatic relations after 67 years of estrangement, analysts said. The two sides signed a provisional agreement on Saturday on who gets to name senior churchmen, an issue that has bedevilled ties for decades, and China quickly said it hoped for an improvement in relations. With its outsized international influence, the Vatican is the most important of Taiwan’s 17 remaining friends, and its only European partner.


All aboard: Hong Kong bullet train signals high-speed integration with China

Sunday, 23 September 2018 3:09 am

All aboard: Hong Kong bullet train signals high-speed integration with ChinaWhile the $11 billion rail project has raised fears for some over Beijing’s encroachment on the Chinese-ruled city’s cherished freedoms, passengers at the sleek harbourfront station were full of praise for a service that reaches mainland China in less than 20 minutes. “Out of 10 points, I give it nine,” said 10-year-old Ng Kwan-lap, who was traveling with his parents on the first train leaving for Shenzhen at 7 a.m. “The train is great. It’s very smooth when it hits speeds of 200 kilometers per hour.” Mainland Chinese immigration officers are stationed in one part of the modernist station that is subject to Chinese law, an unprecedented move that some critics say further erodes the city’s autonomy.


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