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She did not appear to have met with any representatives of the Trump team during her short U.S. stays. But in Houston last Sunday, she met with Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Texas Governor Greg Abbott and sparked more ire in Beijing. China had asked the United States not to allow Tsai to enter or have formal government meetings under the one China policy. Cruz was pointed in his criticism of the Chinese, saying they needed to "understand that in America we make decisions about meeting with visitors for ourselves." Beijing considers self-governing Taiwan a renegade province ineligible for state-to-state relations. The subject is a sensitive one for China. More than a hundred people were gathered outside the Hyatt Regency near San Francisco International Airport, some to protest and some to support the president. Tsai wound up her trip with a lunch for 800 people from the Taiwanese community before her scheduled departure for Taiwan in the afternoon.
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Slick, durable, transformable, and a bit small but surprisingly comfortableall words you might use to describe playing with the new Nintendo Switch . The Japanese firm's upcoming console is a hybrid device , usable with a big screen television at home or playable on the go as a tablet. As a platform, Switch feels next-generation, at least in Nintendos renegade sense of the phrase. Its a home console. Its a handheld. Its a tabletop party game. Its something you can play without looking at the screen, or in some cases with your eyes closed. It goes wherever you do, delivering the same controls and game experiences youd expect from a dedicated set-top, thanks to a compact 6.2-inch screen . Its not interested in the diminishing returns of gamings pixel wars, yet manages to serve up spectacular visuals far more in tune with modern expectations than the Wiis were when that system arrived over a decade ago.
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(The Sauds, for example, dont want any jihadists fighting against themselves.) Blowback occurs when the “pests” that have been so nurtured, turn around and attack their sponsoring nation. In such instances, the leadership in the attacking nation — that sponsoring nation — needs to make at least a show of attacking and killing some leaders of the renegade group of jihadists who have turned against their own sponsors. Thus, the tactic of sponsoring jihadist armies can get out of control and produce hard-to-predict consequences. Here is how Jason Manning explained, in his 2015Suicide Attacks and the Social Structure of Sacrifice” , the blowback mechanism: Foreign invasion and occupation involves one nation subjugating and dominating another, and so is a massive increase in inequality that often causes suicide attacks. Political scientist Robert Pape (2006) may overstate the case when he says every campaign of suicide bombing is the result of foreign occupation, but subsequent research confirms that it drastically increases the odds of such attacks (see, e.
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Trump's transition team did not immediately respond to a request for specifics on how China might be blocked from the artificial islands. Tillerson also said Washington needed to reaffirm its commitment to Taiwan, which Beijing regards as a renegade province, but stopped short of Trump's questioning of Washington's long-standing policy on the issue. I don't know of any plans to alter the one China' position, he said. Tillerson said he considered China's South China Sea activity extremely worrisome and that it would be a threat to the entire global economy if Beijing were able to dictate access to the waterway, which is of strategic military importance and a major trade route. He blamed the current situation on what he termed an inadequate U.S. response. The failure of a response has allowed them just to keep pushing the envelop on this, Tillerson said.
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It is very possible to have too much of a good thing especially when that good thing is squirrel paraphernalia. Reddit user Yegend misguidedly told his friend that squirrels were his favorite animal, and it appears he has regretted that admission every December 25th since. He posted a hilarious picture of himself Wednesday, modeling some extremely unfortunate Christmas gifts he's received from one friend over the years. SEE ALSO: Renegade squirrel steals 150 Christmas lights Cheer up Squirrel-man, we have a feeling you may be the internet's next favorite meme. Read more... BONUS: Student befriends squirrel, both become campus celebs More about Gifts , Friends , Christmas , Squirrels , and Watercooler
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The amount of interest and positive feedback we were getting from other artists and people in the neighborhood really helped to propel us forward. Rolling the garage door up for the first time last December, Little Garage Shop was born. Little Garage Shop is only open a few times a year for special sales, but those who are able to make it to those few occasions will find it's a real treat. Perhaps one of the cleanest garages ever, getting to see all of Little Garage Shop's wares expertly displayed while chatting with Noel and Thomas about how each item is made makes for a truly special experience. If you can't make it to one of Little Garage Shop's rare openings, never fear, as they're known to pop up at local sales including Portland's Renegade Craft Fair and the Portland Flea, which is held the last Sunday of each month. Or you can always peruse their online shop. Allison
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China distrusts Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and has stepped up pressure on her after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump broke years of diplomatic protocol and took a congratulatory call last month from her. Trump then riled China by casting doubt on the one China policy that Beijing regards as the basis of U.S.-Chinese relations. Tsai drew anger from China again when she met senior U.S. Republican lawmakers in Houston on Sunday en route to Central America, in a transit stop that Beijing had asked the United States to not allow. Beijing suspects Tsai wants to push for the islands formal independence, a red line for the mainland, which has never renounced the use of force to bring what it deems a renegade province under its control. Tsai says she wants to maintain peace with China. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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The game plays out by way of a messaging app, your replies selected from canned responses to progress you through the narrative. This simple structure is similar to the Lifeline games, and there's a distinct feeling of being shoved along a particular story regardless of what you choose to say. However, it's exciting bouncing between different message threads, and smart writing throughout infuses the game with palpable tension. The core of Riptide GP: Renegade feels like it's been wrenched wholesale from the unhinged water-based faction of 1990s arcade racers. Renegade, for the most part, matches their energy and spirit, as you barrel along splashy tracks atop a souped-up futuristic jet ski, performing death-defying stunts to accrue boost that catapults you along at even more breakneck speeds. The game's packed full of content, from single races to a challenging career mode, and the premium price means you need skill rather than cash to succeed.
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he said. China has said the Liaoning aircraft carrier was on drills to test weapons and equipment in the disputed South China Sea and its movements comply with international law. The latest Chinese naval exercises have unnerved Beijing's neighbors, especially Taiwan which Beijing claims as its own, given long-running territorial disputes in the South China Sea. China claims most of the energy-rich waters of the South China Sea, through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. Neighbors Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims. China distrusts Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and has stepped up pressure on her following a protocol-breaking, congratulatory telephone call between her and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump last month. Beijing suspects Tsai wants to push for the island's formal independence, a red line for the mainland, which has never renounced the use of force to bring what it deems a renegade province under its control.
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The strange writings of the author known only by the surnameBranton ” also resurfaced, especially one set of documents alleging that the Nazis had managed to build flying saucers and transfer them to Antarctica in 1944, and that the Nazi bases in the South Pole also included groups of renegade Pleiadans and Men in Black. A digression becomes necessary at this point: While the odds that Pleiadans and MIB are cooling their heels at an underground Antarctic base are slim to none, there is a factual basis to claims involving Nazi Germany’s interest in the South Pole. In 1938, the hydroplane carrier Schwabenland left the German port of Hamburg for Antarctica, commanded by Albert Richter, a veteran of cold-weather operations. The Richter Expedition’s scientists used their large Dornier airboats to explore the polar wastes, emulating Adm. Richard Byrd’s own efforts a decade earlier.
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Tsai said Taiwan and Honduras could serve as entry portals for the markets of Asia and Latina America. She did not mention China or the United States, and did not take questions. Tsai later flew to Nicaragua, and is also due to visit El Salvador and Guatemala this week. Her stopover in Texas at the weekend caused an angry response from Chinese state media. China had asked the United States not to allow Tsai to enter or have formal government meetings under the one-China policy. Beijing considers self-governing Taiwan a renegade province ineligible for state-to-state relations. Since the mid-1990s, almost a third of Taiwan's allies have broken ties. It now has formal relations with just 21, mostly smaller and poorer nations in Latin America and the Pacific.
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It has been decided that later on after they had developed a good relationship with the Nazis under Operation Paperclip, they would ten press to be a part of that and share in those secrets. But this did not happen and the Nazis were resistant to provide any meaningful information about this even suggesting that the Nazis at this underground/underwater base in Antarctica had formed an alliance with Alien ETs already living there and had gone renegade even from the Nazi high command in South America. In 1947 Admiral Byrd ran a secret naval armed expeditionary force calledOperation Highjump”. Aircraft were deployed and shot down and at least one ship allegedly sunk. Byrd returned to America closed lipped, but while in Argentina had told a reporter that the force they battled with could fly from pole to pole rapidly. This is where good accounts crease and only speculation remains.
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"I would like to say that this manner of making demands is not appropriate. It tarnishes the image of our country after all our efforts to revive the economy," he said in a declaration that was broadcast on state-owned television. A mutineer close to the negotiations said the soldiers were satisfied with the deal, which would address demands for bonus payments and improve living conditions, and said they were preparing to return to barracks. But some of the renegade troops later opened fire outside the house in Bouake where the talks had taken place, trapping Donwahi, local officials, journalists and the mutineers' own negotiators inside. They were only allowed to leave several hours later. "We are all out. The soldiers stepped aside and allowed us out. The minister took off from the airport," said a Reuters reporter who had also been trapped inside the house.
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Shops are closed,” he said. Former rebel fighters Ivory CoastFrench-speaking West Africa’s largest economy — has emerged from a 2002-11 political crisis as one of the continent’s rising economic stars. However, the years of conflict and a failure to reform its army, which was thrown together from a mixture of former rebel fighters and government soldiers, have left the country with an unruly force hobbled by internal divisions. Renegade soldiers seized Bouake early Friday after taking up positions at key entry points, beginning a standoff with troop reinforcements sent there after word of the revolt reached the army headquarters in the commercial capital Abidjan. It was not immediately clear what provoked the gunfire in the two cities, but a member of the uprising said soldiers in Bouake had seen what they considered suspicious movements outside the camp.
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Heavy gunfire erupted early Saturday near the main military camp in Ivory Coast’s second largest city, Bouake, where disgruntled soldiers launched an uprising a day earlier over salaries and bonuses, a resident and a soldier said. “The shooting is very heavy right now at the 3rd Battalion. I’m nearby and I hear it like it was right next to us,” resident Konan Benoit told Reuters by telephone as gunfire could be heard on the line. The renegade soldiers have controlled the city of around a half million residents since taking up positions at key entry points early Friday. The army has sent reinforcements to Bouake but the defense minister said in a statement late Friday that the government was prepared to listen to the soldiersgrievances. It was not immediately clear what provoked the gunfire, but a member of the uprising said soldiers had seen what they considered suspicious movements outside the camp in Bouake.
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