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Today, we remember the victims of the Jan. 7, 2015 terrorist attacks in the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo and the following siege at a kosher supermarket and a printing facility that left 17 people dead.
Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma is such a smart guy that he must have been aware of the political pressure awaiting him from Beijing when his e-commerce firm struck a deal to acquire the prestigious Hong Kong-based English-language South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper.
History will remember last Saturday's climate agreement in Paris adopted by countries from around the globe on the last day of session 21 of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that for the first time asks all countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Donald Trump is still the leading candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll put his rating among Republican supporters at 27 percent, a 5-percent lead over second-place runner Ted Cruz. A new CBS News/New York Times poll puts Trump's number at 35 percent, with a clear 12-percent lead over Cruz.
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Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Minister Wei Kuo-yen (魏國彥) recently lamented Taiwan's exclusion from the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
A local electronic newsletter on Dec. 7 cited Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga, who asked an important question at a press conference he held on the sidelines of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.
After the meeting of world leaders earlier this week, the 195 countries attending the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) kick-started the negotiations to try to reach an agreement limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane on Tuesday for allegedly violating its airspace. Although everyone is still wondering what threat this plane represented when it flew over Turkey for about 15 seconds, or a distance of less than 3 kilometers.....
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Within a week of the terrorist attacks on Paris and bombings in Beirut, a hotel siege was carried out in Mali on Friday, leading to at least 21 killed as of press time. What is also alarming is how media reports show that similar threats were made to Malaysia during its hosting of the ASEAN summit, implying that the threat from terrorism will likely enter another stage in Southeast Asia.
Tens of thousands of defiant soccer fans joined Prince William, Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson and David Cameron on Tuesday evening for a rousing rendition of "La Marseillaise" at Wembley Stadium under the French motto, "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité," meaning "freedom, equality, fraternity" in English.
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