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A surge in Chinese property stocks lifted Hong Kong markets higher on Wednesday morning after data showed average new home prices in Chinas 70 major cities rose for a 16th straight month, albeit at a slower pace. Meanwhile investors were looking ahead to Hong Kongs land sale plans for this year from the citys financial secretary. The Hang Seng Index extended opening gains and advanced 0.8 per cent or 197.58 points to 24,161.21 by the mid-session close. The Hang Seng China...
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BBC News 24
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It was an accident in March 20 16th that saw the soldier come across what had been a hostile action, two Palestinians approached a checkpoint in Hebron, attacked his colleagues.
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It has been successful. This is the 16th year of consecutive growth in exports sales. That is a really amazing record. Who was buying this and where is this going? All around the world. The EU remains our biggest market and within that Ireland is absolutely critical. Within the Brexit debate we have to figure out what we are doing with the Irish border otherwise we will be in trouble.
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He is no fan of the organized labor and has a ‘business first’ mentality while still declaring himself a protector of the American working class. Question holds whether deregulation and market capitalism offers a solution to what ails America? The question to ask is: ‘making American great for whom?’ Economic nationalism or mercantilism has its roots in the 16th 19th centuries and was based on a doctrine of extensive state regulation of economic activity in the interest of the national economy. Accordingly, public authority, the state, must constrain individual's pursuit of self-interest to prevent the rise of a brutal state of nature. It is also necessary for the public authority to translate individual interests into universal good, and maximizing state power and wealth to ensure public welfare. In international sphere, state's balance of trade is a central element of international balance of power, and the country must run a balance of trade surplus since the international system of self-interested states is economically a zero-sum struggle.
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Security lapses The case revealed extraordinary security lapses at the museum in the ritzy 16th district, on the banks of the Seine. The motion-detection alarms had been out of order for two months when Tomic, who staked out the building for six nights, slipped inside after using acid to dislodge a window pane. After grabbing the Leger without creating a disturbance he went on a stealing spree, taking Picasso's cubist "Dove with Green Peas" from 1912 – alone worth an estimated25 millionMatisse's "Pastoral" from 1905, Braque's "Olive Tree near Estaque" from 1906, and Modigliani's "Woman with a Fan" from 1919. Three guards on duty failed to spot him. His silhouette popped up only briefly on a security camera. The paintings were only found to be missing from their frames when the museum reopened the next day. Jean-Michel Corvez, a 61-year-old antique dealer who admitted to ordering the theft of the Leger on behalf of an unnamed client, and Yonathan Birn, a 40-year-old watchmaker who admitted to hiding the paintings for a time, were given sentences of seven and six years respectively.
The Event Chronicle
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Mixed Messages on Russia #1: Trump Claims RussiaStoleCrimea In his press interview with Theresa May, Trump ludicrously claimed he was in general consistent with his positions and didnt flip flop or change his stance. Given how inconsistent he has been, that is quite false, and now we have another giant flip flop. The Deep State, the Military Intelligence Complex (MIC), the Zionists, the neocons or whoever else have evidently got to Trump who has now tweeted (above) that “Crimea was TAKEN by Russia” (Trump’s emphasis in capital letters). What!? Why is Trump revisiting this point when independent observers established that the Crimean people voted 96% to return to Russia in a legal referendum? Mixed Messages on Russia #2: Trump Insists US Needs a Good Relationship with Russia At the above-linked press conference (Feb. 16th 2017), Trump said: “If Russia and the United States actually got together and got along – and dont forget: we’re a very powerful nuclear country and so are they … I’ve been briefed.
Ruptly TV
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Wealthy bookworms have a treat in store if they were willing to make the journey to St. Petersburg where one could be one of the world’s most expensive libraries opened. The exclusive interior of Book Capella was captured on Monday, with footage showing the painstakingly decorated furnishings, tapestries and stained glass. In such surroundings for a fee of 7,000 roubles (€113) for a single session you can read some of the more than 5,000 carefully selected volumes of Russian authors of 16th to the early 20th centuries. The high admission fee is justified according to the administration since all the items in the library are precious in their own right though not originals. Each volume is hand made using expensive paper and leather bindings with gold lettering and many are available for sale and in great demand from collectors. SOT Yuri Shestakov, CEO, Alfaret Publishing House (Russian): "We thought that a format of chapel would better suit these unique books, so we wanted a visitor to have a chance to work with the books in the atmosphere of seclusion, in the atmosphere of some sacramental communication with these great books.
BBC News 24
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There is a statue of Abraham Lincoln, immortalised here, the 16th American president, but the current American president is why people like here tonight. They are unhappy with the way he has treated migrants in his country. We heard from some of the politicians in Parliament today, there was some balance there, people talking about the benefits of President Trump being able to enjoy a state visit, others vehemently against it.
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It has been dubbed one of the ten most important Tudor buildings in England and Otford's residents are now being given a chance to have their say on its future.Once a rival to Hampton Court, the Archbishop's Palace covered an entire hectare in its 16th-century heyday and was owned by Henry VIII.But 500 years on all that is left of the historical gem are the tower, gatehouse and walling in the surrounding streets of the village.After falling into ruin, a campaign was launched in 2014...
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A fire that broke out on the base of the 16th Separate Motorized Infantry Battalion in Sumy region on Feb. 18 has left two soldiers dead and one injured, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said on its website. Two servicemen have died and another one have been traumatized as a result of a fire that broke out at the premises of the 16th separate motorized infantry battalion in the Sumy region at 12:44 p.m. on February 18, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said. Currently, the fire has been localized, the ministry said. The injured serviceman has been admitted to a medical clinic where he received qualified treatment, it said. The post Two Ukrainian soldiers die in fire at military base in Sumy region appeared first on KyivPost .
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Lexie Brown scored 10 of her 28 points in the decisive third quarter, Rebecca Greenwell finished with 22 points, a season-high 13 rebounds and four assists, and No. 13 Duke beat 16th-ranked Miami 83-70 on Sunday for its seventh consecutive win. Brown made 8 of 10 ...
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In celebration of Cena 's "historic" 16th world championship, let's look at where his latest remarkable match with Styles ranks among the rest of his major title wins from WrestleMania 21 to present day. Begin Slideshow
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At over 200 meters above sea level, the Jurassic Era cliffs at Further south and roughly equidistant between London and Edinburgh, well-heeled Harrogate has been popular as a spa town since the 16th century. The first mineral waters were discovered here in 1571 by William Slingsby at Tewit Well. In 1842, the Pump Room was opened to shelter the town's wealthy visitors as they took the waters. At the height of their popularity, they were attracting over 15,000 people a year.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rallied with thousands of supporters in Kahramanmaras, Friday, officially starting his 'Yes' campaign for the upcoming referendum on installing a presidential system of government, on April 16. SOT, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey (Turkish): "But who am I? I am just an earth-born. Is there any document that guarantees I will survive until April 16th? No? We are all mortal. But the system is immortal at this point. Therefore, we are talking about the immortal, not the mortal. I am not without a character, to ask for this system for my own benefit, nor the lowest of the low to fight for this system just for my own soul." SOT, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey (Turkish): "My brothers, are we saying 'Yes' to a strong Turkey? [Crowd shouts back 'Yes'] Are we saying 'Yes' to a greater Turkey? [Crowd shouts back 'Yes'] I believe that you will go from door to door until April 16th.
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