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JUBA Cheap Air Max 2018 Clearance , Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan on Monday said the recentelection outcome in Kenya that renewed President Uhuru Kenyatta'sterm in office remains strategic to the political and economicsurvival of the world's youngest nation.

 

President Salva Kiir's spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny told Xinhua inJuba that Kiir has already conveyed his congratulatory message toKenyatta and looks forward to strengthening already existingbilateral relations with the region's economic powerhouse.

 

"Kenya is a strategic neighbor to South Sudan and therefore itselection is strategic. We congratulate whoever has won and thisshould not be taken as political," Ateny disclosed.

 

Meanwhile, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Mawien Makollauded Kenya as partner in the regional group IntergovernmentalAuthority on Development (IGAD) that helped broker the shaky 2015peace agreement to end more than four years of fighting.

 

"Kenya is a strong partner in the IGAD and East AfricanCommunity (EAC). Our relationship will stay the same and we willstill pursue our relation like we used to Cheap Air Max 2017 Clearance ," he said.

 

Oil rich and yet impoverished South Sudan became last year thesixth member of the regional trade bloc EAC that includes Kenya,Tanzania, Uganda Cheap Air Max 90 Clearance , Rwanda and Burundi which it hopes to benefit fromin terms of trade, education, health and infrastructureservices.

 

Kenya's port of Mombasa remains the largest transport corridorfor most of the countries in the region Cheap Air Max Clearance , including land lockedSouth Sudan that relies heavily on fuel and food imports from theregion.

 

The war-torn country is also part of the Northern Corridorproject on infrastructure in the region that is pursuing ambitiousjoint infrastructure projects like oil pipeline, roads and railprojects.

 

South Sudan descended into violence in December 2013 afterpolitical dispute between President Kiir and his former deputyMachar led to fighting that pitied mostly Dinka ethnic soldiersloyal to Kiir against Machar's Nuer ethnic group.

 

The 2015 peace agreement to end the violence was again violatedin July 2016 when the rival factions resumed fighting in thecapital forcing Machar to flee into exile.

 

The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people anddisplaced millions that have sought refuge in neighboringcountries. Enditem

 

Russia is ready to act as a mediator between North Korea and the US if both parties are willing for it to play such a role, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

 

Moscow has long called for the two sides to hold negotiations aimed at reducing tensions over the nuclear and missile program North Korea is pursuing in defiance of years of UN Security Council resolutions.

 

"Russia's readiness to clear the way for de-escalation is obvious Cheap Nike Air Max 2018 Online ," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said in a phone call with reporters.

 

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Monday for Washington and Pyongyang to start negotiations, saying Russia was ready to facilitate such talks.

 

Though US diplomats have said they are pursuing a diplomatic solution, President Donald Trump has said Pyongyang must commit to giving up its nuclear weapons before any talks can begin.

 

The UN Security Council unanimously voted to impose new sanctions on North Korea on Friday in response to its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test Cheap Nike Air Max 2017 Online , a move North Korea called an act of war, tantamount to a complete economic blockade.

 

South Korea predicted on Tuesday that North Korea would look to open negotiations with the US next year in an optimistic outlook for 2018, even as Seoul set up a specialized military team to confront nuclear threats from the North.

 

"North Korea will seek negotiation with the US Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Online , while continuing to pursue its effort to be recognized as a de facto nuclear-possessing country," South Korea's Unification Ministry said in a report, without offering any reasons for its conclusion.

 

The Ministry of Defence said it would assign four units to operate under a new official overseeing North Korea policy Cheap Nike Air Max Online , aimed to "deter and respond to North Korea's nuclear and missile threat."

 

Tensions have risen over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

 

In its 2018 forecast, South Korea's Unification Ministry said it believed the North would eventually find ways to blunt the effects of the sanctions.

 

"Countermeasures will be orchestrated to deal with the effects, including cuts in trade volume and foreign currency inflow Cheap Air Max 2018 Online , lack of supplies, and reduced production in each part of the economy," the report said.

 

The latest round of sanctions was prompted by the November 29 test of what North Korea said was an intercontinental ballistic missile that put the US mainland within range of its nuclear weapons.

 

(Agencies)

 

 

 

by Robert Stanton

 

HOUSTON, March 18 (Xinhua)-- Houston police are on pace for another busy year of homicides, which have already reached 53 killings as of March 3.

 

Houston ended 2016 with a preliminary count of 302 homicides, just under the 303 murders recorded in 2015, but far lower than what had been predicted for Houston based on trends recorded earlier in 2016, according to the Houston Police Department (HPD).

 

"We responded with an aggressive plan that involved an extra 2 million U.S. dollars for overtime, the deployment of 175 officers from desk jobs to beat patrols, more park rangers and a new patrol division dedicated to the Central Business District," said Mayor Sylvester Turner.

 

In the most recent homicide, Earl Donnell Riley, 25, was fatally shot by Houston police after he shot two police officers on Feb. 28. Riley, who had gang ties and a laundry list of prior convictions, had been released from prison just ten months earlier.

 

HPD homicide investigators said that Riley opened fire on Officers Ronny Cortez and Jose Munoz with a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun. Munoz, a 10-year HPD vet.

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TOKYO, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Truly following the world-recognized "Murayama Statement" has become a tough test for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Administration as the prime minister had increasingly resorted to play of words on the key issue of Japan's attitude toward its wartime wrongdoings.

 

Abe gave yet another show of his conservative right-leaning political stands during an upper house debate on Monday when Masayoshi Nataniya, a lawmaker from the main opposition the Democratic Party of Japan, asked Abe to read word by word some underlined parts of the 1995 statement by then Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama.

 

The few lines, which epitomizes the essence of the statement, read "during a certain period in the not too distant past Cheap Air Max 95 Online , Japan, following a mistaken national policy, advanced along the road to war, only to ensnare the Japanese people in a fateful crisis, and, through its colonial rule and aggression Cheap Air Max 90 Online , caused tremendous damage and suffering to the people of many countries, particularly to those of Asian nations."

 

However, despite Nataniya's repeated demand, Abe chose to read only "Japan caused tremendous damage and suffering to the people of many countries, particularly to those of Asian nations," while deliberately left out other parts Cheap Air Max Online , which indicate previous administration's confession of and reflection on Japan's wartime crimes.

 

Abe's insincere show exposed his true attitude toward the " Murayama Statement." While he reluctantly admits the aftermath brought by Japan's wartime aggression and colonial rule, he tried by every means to shirk Japan's responsibility in launching the wars of aggression, and avoided even the mere mentioning of words such as "colonial rule" and "aggression."

 

A correct perception on history requires not only readiness to bear responsibility for what one has done in the past, but also the courage to look for the root causes of one's wrongdoings. Unfortunately, Abe does not have the courage and sincerity to face up to history and apologize for Japan's wartime atrocities.

 

"Nobody can deny the Murayama Statement. It has become an international pledge and Japan's national policy," Murayama himself said earlier at Japan National Press Club.

 

Analysts here noted that the landmark statement has been adopted by all prime ministers since the official apology was issued. But much to the consternation of the international community Cheap Nike Air Max 1 Black , Abe has pretended to follow the statement, while in fact tried to deprive its essence through play of words.

 

Meanwhile, some right-leaning Japanese politicians set to undermine the very foundation of "Kono Statement," which admits the Japan's Imperial Army involved in forcing between 200,000 and 400,000 girls and women into sexual slavery in the countries it occupied during the war.

 

Senior Vice Minister of Education Cheap Nike Air Max 95 Black , Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Yoshitaka Sakurada on Monday denied the existence of the sexual slavery, or "comfort women."

 

His remark came after the Japanese government decision to set up a team to re-examine the testimonies by some former South Korean "comfort women," which formed the basis of the 1993 statement.

 

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said during a lower house session on Feb. 28 that "we'd like to launch a team to re- examine and understand the background," adding "It will be extremely difficult Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Black , but it's important to review and see what the situation was."

 

The recent moves by some Japanese right-leaning politicians remind the international community that people of the world must sharpen vigilance and try to see through all the tricks Abe and his like would play in their attempts to whitewash its wartime history and push Japan onto a dangerous road of challenging post- war international order and endangering peace and stability in the region.

 

Ride-hailing service Uber aims to launch its UberX service, which uses licensed professional drivers, in the German capital Berlin after failing to find enough drivers in some of the country's other cities, Uber's Germany chief Christian Freese told a newspaper.

 

"We are planning to start UberX in Berlin in June," weekly Welt am Sonntag quoted Freese as saying in an interview published on Sunday.

 

A German court last year banned San Francisco-based Uber from running services using unlicensed cab drivers and set stiff fines for any violations of local transport laws by the pioneering online taxi firm.

 

The venture capital-backed company in Germany has since limited itself to drivers that hold a passenger transport license, among other legal requirements Cheap Nike Air Max Black , through its UberX and UberBlack smartphone apps.

 

But it has run into a shortage of drivers and currently operates UberX only in Munich, having shut it down in other German cities including Frankfurt and Hamburg.

 

In the long run, Freese said he also wanted to bring UberPool to Germany, a service in which several customers share one Uber vehicle to cut down on their share of the fare. But for the moment, such a service would be in breach of German passenger transport rules.

 

BENGHAZI, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group continued their assaults on Libya's southern oil field al-Ghani on Saturday Cheap Air Max 1 Black , killing at least 11 guards, according to a security official.

 

The militants beheaded some of the captured guards, the security official said, adding that the Libyan army has regained control of the field but found many equipment looted and facilities damaged.

 

Later on Saturday, the state-run National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirmed that while most foreign staff had been evacuated to the nearby town of Zalla, seven foreign workers were still missing after the attack Cheap Air Max 95 Black , including an Australian and a Filipino.

 

Last week, some militants loyal to the IS also mounted attacks on Libya's eastern oil plants, f.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Wuhan michael kors selma tote medium , central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 31, 2018. Theresa May is scheduled to visit China from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. (XinhuaXiao Yijiu) British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 31, 2018. Theresa May is scheduled to visit China from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. (XinhuaXiao Yijiu)

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This is May's second visit to China as prime minister after she attended the G20 Summit in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou in September 2016.

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TIANJIN, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- A documentary chronicling the culture of public square dancing, a favorite pastime of middle-aged and elderly Chinese women, has started filming in north China's Tianjin Municipality.

 

The documentary will be split into 100 episodes and will be filmed over three years, according to director Cui Yongshi.

 

"The documentary will be about square dancing michael kors hamilton tote medium , and the film crew will go to 31 provincial regions in China to tell the stories of people who enjoy dancing," Cui said.

 

The documentary will use buildings in public squares as a backdrop to show the rapid development in Chinese cities, Cui said.

 

Square dancing has become a favorite activity among aging Chinese people, mostly women. But when these "dama" -- as the older women are called in China -- bust their moves in public, conflicts sometimes arise.

 

In 2014, residents in a district in eastern China's Zhejiang Province went toe-to-toe with a noisy group of square dancers by using loudspeakers to blast music and drown out the dancing women.

 

 

 

 

 

BEIJING michael kors cynthia medium tote black , Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank skipped open market operations Monday to maintain stable liquidity in the banking system.

 

Liquidity was at a "relatively high level," which can offset the influence from factors such as maturing reverse repos, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) said on its website.

 

On Monday, reverse repos worth 40 billion yuan (about 63.5 billion U.S. dollars) matured.

 

A reverse repo is a process by which the central bank purchases securities from commercial banks through bidding, with an agreement to sell them back in the future.

 

The central bank has increasingly relied on open market operations for liquidity management, rather than cuts to interest rates or reserve requirement ratios.

 

China will maintain a prudent and neutral monetary policy in 2018 as the world's second-largest economy strives to balance growth with risk prevention.

 

KUALA LUMPUR michael kors chelsea medium tote black , Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Jakarta will host the Badminton World Championships in 2015, the sport's governing body said on Friday.

 

The Indonesian capital beat Kunshan, an eastern city in China, which hosted this year's edition, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said in a statement. Indonesia last staged the sport's premier event in 1989.

 

"There is clearly significant experience among you in hosting events and in certain instances, specifically badminton events michael kors chelsea medium tote ," said BWF President Poul-Erik Hxyer.

 

The BWF also announced that the southern Chinese city of Dongguan will host the 2015 Sudirman Cup, the mixed team world championships.

 

Fenerbahce players celebrate victory after the Turkish Super League match between Fenerbahce and Besiktas in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sept. 23, 2017. Fenerbahce won 2-1. (XinhuaHe Canling)

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn scenery of Kanas scenic area in NW China's Xinjiang

 

Chinese, Pakistani air forces conduct joint drill

 

Paddy cultivation area in China's Yanbian surpasses 46 michael kors bedford medium tote black ,000 hectares

 

China Focus: Beijing-Shanghai railway speed rises to 350 kph

 

Highlights of 10th China Acrobatics Golden Chrysanthemum Awards

 

Wildlife paradise: Changtang National Nature Reserve in China's Tibet

 

PLA Navy frigates introduced to visitors at Port of Antwerp, Belgium

 

China to build cross-provincial national park for giant panda

 

WUHAN, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- One of the most spectacular matches of this year' s WTA Dongfeng Motors Wuhan Open ended with Australian Ashleigh Barty edging Czech 3rd seed Karolina Pliscova in a match that needed two tiebreaks to decide, 4-6, 7-6 (3) michael kors marina large tote , 7-6 (2).

 

Both Barty and her Czech opponent played fantastic tennis, with Pliscova shooting 11 aces to 8 for the Australian.

 

Barty came within striking distance of sealing the deal in the third set, with a game score of 40-0 at 5-4, but Pliscova clawed her way back up to deuce with some truly spectacular shooting and grabbed another set point to level at 5-all.

 

The Czech moved it to 6-all in short order and forced a nail-biting tiebreaker during which it looked like it could go either way, until some stunning shots by Barty sea.

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JIUQUAN Cheap Nike Air Max 1 Outlet , Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- China's first shared education satellite, Young Pioneer 1, carried by the Long March-2D rocket, was launched into space from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center Friday afternoon.

 

The 3-kg CubeSat (100 * 100 * 340mm), Young Pioneer 1, enters an orbit of 502 km above the Earth. The rocket also carried Zhangheng 1 Cheap Nike Air Max Thea Outlet , an electromagnetic satellite to study earthquake data, and five other miniaturized satellites.

 

Young Pioneer 1 was manufactured and tested by Commsat, a Beijing-based private satellite company funded by the Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

 

It will perform wireless storage and transmission of radio waves at UV frequency, space imaging and the verification of user links to the Internet of Things, said Xie Tao, founder and CEO of Commsat.

 

After in-orbit tests Cheap Nike Air Max 2017 Outlet , Young Pioneer 1 will share its data resources with primary and secondary schools and other education institutions equipped with sub-stations in China. It will provide students with experiences like wireless communication and space photography, Xie said.

 

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, meets all delegates to the third Party congress of the armed police force in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 2 Cheap Nike Air Max 2018 Outlet , 2018. (XinhuaLi Gang)

 

 

BEIJING, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday met all delegates to the third Party congress of the armed police force in Beijing.

 

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), expressed congratulations on the convening of the congress and extended greetings to the delegates and all officers and servicemen of the armed police force.

 

The congress was convened with approval from the CMC after the transfer of command of the armed police force from the State Council to the CPC Central Committee and the CMC starting from Jan. 1, 2018.

 

The main task of the congress is to implement Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress as well as Xi's thought on making the armed forces stronger.

 

BEIJING, June 1 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday said that India and Pakistan would complete the process of joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) during the upcoming Astana summit.

 

This would be the first time for the SCO to expand membership since its founding Cheap Nike Air Max Outlet , said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying at a daily press briefing.

 

After that, the SCO will become the world's most populous regional cooperative organization and the largest by area, which will bring unprecedented development capacity and cooperation potential, said Hua.

 

Noting that the work was progressing well, Hua said China sincerely hopes India and Pakistan could conduct friendly cooperation and improve ties after their joining the SCO, and inject new vitality into the development of the SCO.

 

India and Pakistan's SCO accession procedures started in 2015.

 

The SCO now covers China Cheap Air Max 1 Outlet , Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

 

Chinese Premier Li holds talks with German Chancellor Merkel in Berlin

 

Youngsters celebrate Int'l Children's Day in various ways across China

 

Kenya officially launches standard gauge railway

 

80 killed, 463 injured in car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan

 

Cheongsam show held at Sanshuiwan scenic spot in Taizhou City

 

In pics: Amboseli National Park in Kenya

 

In pics: outdoor cultural performance given by Ulanmuqi in N China

 

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SANTIAGO Cheap Air Max Thea Outlet , Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chile on Wednesday refused to endorse aggressive foreign policy initiatives against Venezuela and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) pursued by the United States, during a visit by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

 

"Chile will do everything it can to support Venezuelans in finding a peaceful path towards reestablishing democracy, but Chile will not support coups d'etat nor military interventions in Venezuela," Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said at a joint press conference after meeting with Pence.

 

Bachelet was the third Latin America leader Pence has met with on his regional tour. She opposes U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion last week that a "military option" was on the table to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power.

 

Her words were echoed earlier during Pence's trip by the presidents of Colombia and Argentina. Pence will travel to Panama on Thursday, the final stop of his Latin American tour.

 

The reactions of his hosts have forced Pence to soften his stance. While he again cited Trump's threat of military intervention, he also spoke of "peaceful" alternatives.

 

"As President Trump has said just a few days ago Cheap Air Max 2017 Outlet , the United States has 'many options for Venezuela.' But the president also remains confident that working with all our allies across Latin America, we can reach a peaceful solution to the crisis facing the Venezuelan people," Pence said.

 

Meanwhile, Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Munoz rejected Pence's request to severe diplomatic relations with the DPRK, in retaliation for Pyongyang's nuclear program.

 

"We are not considering breaking off diplomatic ties with North Korea. We respect the request by the United States, but Chile is maintaining its ties Cheap Air Max 2018 Outlet ," Munoz said.

 

Chile has "strictly applied all of the sanctions decreed by the (United Nations) Security Council against" the DPRK and the two countries have not exchanged ambassadors, he said.

 

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during the final match of men's singles against Alexander Zverev of Germany at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome Cheap Air Max 90 , Italy, May 21, 2017. Novak Djokovic lost 0-2. (XinhuaJin Yu)

 

 

 

 

 

Tourists visit lily garden in SW China's Guizhou

 

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Cheongsam lovers give performance in east China

 

Pic story: Technique of making Jianzhan porcelain

 

Weekly choices of Xinhua photos (May 15 - May 21)

 

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TEHRAN, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Iran started the 2014 FIVB World Championship with a 3-1 win over Italy on Sunday Cheap Air Max , Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.

 

The Iranian outfit beat Italy 3-1 (25-16, 23-25, 25-21, 25-22) at the Krakow Arena in Krakow, Poland.

 

Amir Ghafour was the best scorer for Iran with 18 points while Ivan Zaytsev scored the game-high 19 points for Italy.

 

Iran will face FIVB World League champions Cheap Nike Air Max Plus Outlet , the United States, on Tuesday at the Krakow Arena.

 

The 24 teams have been divided into four pools with six teams in each.The four best placed teams in each pool after the round-robin elimination process advance to the next phase of four pools with four teams in each pool.

 

The best two of these four pools will play in the semifinals and medal matches with the other four sides playing for the 5-8 positions.

 

Iran have been drawn in the pool D with Belgium, France, Italy, Puerto Rico and the United States.

British Prime Minister Theresa May (C) poses for a picture outside 10 Downing street with Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis (5th L) and Conservative Party Deputy Chairman James Cleverly (5th R) Cheap Nike Air Max TN Outlet , with Conservative vice chair members as she announces new ministerial appointments to her front bench in a Cabinet reshuffle beginning today, in London, Britain on Jan. 8, 2018. (XinhuaTim Ireland)

LONDON, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May continued into Monday night reshaping her government team Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Outlet , keeping virtually all of her big-name ministers in place.

 

Throughout the day, a continuous procession of politicians strode along Downing Street to enter through the black-glossy door of Number 10 to hear their fates.

 

Former government minister Rob Wilson described the day's events as the "most low-key, boring reshuffles for some years."

 

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Wilson added: "That's not necessarily a bad thing if you are a prime minister with little room for manoeuvre and a clear need not to put more malcontent ex-Ministers on the backbenches."

 

The main opposition Labour Party described the re-shuffle as "re-arranging the deckchairs".

 

The biggest change of the day came eight hours after May started her re-shuffle when it was announced that Education Secretary Justine Greening was resigning. It was reported that Greening decided to go after refusing May's offer as Works and Pensions Secretary.

 

Political commentators at the weekend speculated she would be one of the biggest casualties of May's shake-up.

 

Tom Newton Dunn, respected political editor at the Sun newspaper said Greening's departure could be bad news for the government's Brexit majority.

 

Dunn described her as an impassioned Remainer in a marginal seat that voted heavily to remain. A new mutineer Cheap Nike Air Max Outlet , the seasoned political commentator speculated.

 

There were no changes in the so-called big Offices of State which meant Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Amber Rudd, all kept their jobs.

 

David Davis is staying on as Brexit Secretary, while Liam Fox remains as International Trade Secretary.

 

Also remaining at the top table is Michael Gove (Environment Secretary), Penny Mordaunt (International Development Secretary) Cheap Air Max Plus Outlet , Chris Grayling (Transport Secretary), Jeremy Hunt (Health Secretary) who has been given added responsibility for social care.

 

Gavin Williamson, who recently replaced Michael Fallon as Defense Secretary has kept his job. Greg Clark, meanwhile, remains as Business Secretary. The communities secretary Sajid Javid also keeps his job in a re-named Ministry of Housing Cheap Air Max TN Outlet , Communities and Local Government.

 

In what was the first big change MP Matt Hancock was promoted to become the new culture secretary, replacing Karen Bradley. Bradley has been made Northern Ireland Secretary succeeding James Brokenshire who announced earlier Monday he was resigning on health grounds.

 

David Lidington has switched from his role as Justice Secretary to become Damian Green's replacement as Minister for the Cabinet Office, replacing close May ally Green who resigned last month.

 

David Gauke, the former secretary of state for work and pensions, takes over as justice secretary. Brandon Lewis was promoted Cheap Air Max 90 Outlet , becoming the chairman of the Conservative Party, replacing veteran politician Patrick McLoughlin who resigned from the government.

 

 

 

ANKARA, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Turkey will not take a step back from its operation against the People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria's Afrin, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday.

 

"There is no stepping back from Afrin," Erdogan said on an award ceremony in Ankara on Monday Cheap Air Max Outlet , as Operation Olive Branch entered its third day.

 

Turkey had spoken with Russia and the U.S. before the operation, but couldn't convince the U.S. of something, Erdogan said without further detail.

 

He reiterated that the operation in Afrin will not be over before objectives are accomplished in the field, "just like the Euphrates Shield Operation" in mid-2016.

 

The Turkish military and the allied Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel fighters launched "Operation Olive Branch".

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  BEIJING, April 11 (Xinhua) -- China's consumer prices grew 2.3 percent in March from one year earlier, the same as February's 2.3 percent, official data showed Monday.

 

  The consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, shrank 0.4 percent in March from February, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement.

 

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RIO DE JANEIRO puma clyde uomo italia , Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Kevin Love scored a game-high 25 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Miami Heat 122-119 in overtime here on Saturday.

 

The Heat recovered from a 20-point deficit to tie the NBA pre-season game 105 apiece at the end of regulation play at Rio's HSBC Arena.

 

In a dramatic finale, Miami's Shabazz Napier missed consecutive three-point attempts after Joe Harris netted twice from the free-throw line with seconds remaining.

 

Chris Bosh top-scored for the Heat with 19 points while LeBron James finished with seven in a 20-minute cameo against his former team.

 

The result extends the Cavaliers' pre-season record to 2-0 while Miami have lost each of their opening three warmup matches.

 

Despite the presence of superstars James and Love, the crowd favorite was Cleveland's Brazilian center Anderson Varejao.

 

The 32-year-old puma suede creepers nere , who left Brazil in his teens to pursue an NBA career, admitted he fought back tears on the court.

 

"It was an incredible experience, an unbelievable atmosphere puma velvet creepers bordeaux ," Varejao said in a television interview after the match.

 

"I had to hold back tears twice. When they [the crowd] started to scream my name it was very difficult not to become overcome with emotion.

 

"I'm so happy to see my family here in Brazil and to be with my family from Cleveland. It's something I will never forget."

 

The Cavaliers were without Kyrie Irving for Saturday's clash after the point-guard sprained his right ankle while training during the week.

 

English singersongwriter Cheryl Cole took the top spot in Britain's singles chart on Sunday with "Crazy Stupid Love," notching up her fourth solo No.1 track, the Official Charts Company said.

 

The single puma velvet creepers grigie , which features rapper Tinie Tempah and is taken from Cole's forthcoming album Only Human, toppled Rixton's "Me And My Broken Heart" from the top spot.

 

Canadian newcomers Magic! took the No.2 slot with their reggae-infused debut "Rude," which has already sold well in Canada puma rihanna creepers italia , Australia, Scandinavia and the US.

 

In the albums chart, English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's second full-length album X stayed at No.1 for a fifth week puma basket heart patent blu , becoming the longest consecutively running No.1 album since Adele's 21 topped the chart in January 2011.

 

Dolly Parton's album Blue Smoke - The Best Of took the second spot.

 

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BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC)will amend its constitution at the upcoming national congress.

 

The Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Mondaydeliberated a draft amendment to the constitution at a meetingpresided over by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC CentralCommittee.

 

"Amending the constitution at the 19th CPC National Congress onthe basis of the new situation and tasks would promote thedevelopment of socialism with Chinese characteristics and Partybuilding puma basket heart patent nere ," said a statement issued after the meeting.

 

It said the amendments must include the key theories andstrategic thoughts presented by a work report to be delivered atthe 19th CPC National Congress.

 

"The amended constitution must fully represent the latestsinicization of Marxism, new governance concepts, thought andstrategies of the CPC Central Committee since the 18th CPC NationalCongress puma basket heart patent bianche , as well as new experiences in adhering to andstrengthening Party leadership and in strict Party governance,"according to the statement.

 

It also noted that the amendment should make the CPC morevigorous, stronger and enable it to keep a close connection withthe people.

 

The draft amendment will be submitted to the seventh .

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NAIROBI, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- East African shippers on Thursday decried the high cost of transport in the region while expecting a new railway to improve the situation

 

Shippers Council of Eastern Africa CEO Gilbert Langat told a media briefing in Nairobi that transport cost accounts for about 40 percent of the cost of goods imported and exported in the region.

 

"The East African region has a high cost of transport compared to the international average of 25 percent," Langat said.

 

According to the shipping industry, one reason for high cost of transport is the lack of proper transport infrastructure as well as levies charged along the road.

 

"Most of the goods are moved by road which is either inadequate or in poor condition," Langat said.

 

This makes trucks cover less distance in a month and hence their transportation costs per unit of merchandise tends to be high, he noted.

 

Langat said that once the Standard Gauge Railway, which runs from the port of Mombasa to Nairobi, is completed, it will be a game changer for the logistics sector.

 

"We estimate that transports costs will reduce and account for less than 30 percent of the cost of both imports and exports," he added.

 

UNITED NATIONS Cheap Air Max 2018 , Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday called for global and regional efforts to bring peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

 

To ensure stability is an essential step in furthering the political process in the country, said Wu Haitao, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.

 

"It's important for the international community to urge all the parties, particularly certain parties of the opposition Cheap Air Max 2017 , to put an end to violence and to continue to be committed to the political process and to support the political agreements that have already been reached," Wu told a Security Council meeting.

 

China welcomes the efforts of the DRC government to further the peace process and strengthen capacity in governance and security. At the same time, the DRC is confronted with various challenges in political, security and humanitarian fields Cheap Air Max 90 , said Wu.

 

China appreciates the active role of regional and sub-regional players, such as the African Union, in promoting peace in the DRC and encourages them to seek a peaceful solution using their respective advantages, he said.

 

The UN Security Council must intensify coordination efforts to send a clear message and to promote synergies of international efforts Cheap Air Max , he said.

 

"The international community, in order to contribute to resolving the problems in the DRC, should fully respect the leading role of the government of the DRC. Solutions designed by the international community will be effective only when they respect the leadership of the government and the choice of the people."

 

The UN Security Council has taken various steps targeting illicit activities of armed groups and produced certain results, said Wu. But sanctions are not an end in themselves Cheap Nike Air Max 2018 Clearance , they are a means and should serve the purpose of peace and stability in the DRC, he said.

 

China will assess the UN sanctions measures in a timely way and play an active role in helping the government and people of the DRC to achieve peace and stability in the country by themselves, said the Chinese envoy.

 

China has always supported the peace process in the DRC and has worked with the international community and played a constructive role in bringing peace, stability and development in the DRC Cheap Nike Air Max 2017 Clearance , he said.

 

Weak governance and many active armed groups have led to widespread rape and sexual violence, massive human rights violations and extreme poverty. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization said about 7.7 million people were on the verge of starvation in the DRC, a 30 percent surge over a year ago.

 

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TIANJIN, China Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Clearance , Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The 6th East Asain Games (EAG), the last edition of the regional sports meet, concluded in the Tianjin Grand Theatre here on Tuesday evening with hosts China topping the overall medal table.

 

The ten-day competition has attracted 2,422 athletes from nine countries and regions to compete in 24 sports and 254 events. The Chinese delegation Cheap Nike Air Max Clearance , who fielded 516 athletes to compete in all the 24 sports, collected a total of 134 gold, 79 silver and 51 bronze medals to defend its top position at the medal tally.

 

Japan finished second with 47 gold, 57 silver and 75 bronze while South Korea ranked third with 36 gold Cheap Air Max 2018 Clearance , 51 silver and 74 bronze medals.

 

China has enjoyed an overwhelming dominance in each edition of the quadrennial sports event, taking almost half of the gold medals granted at the previous five editions.

 

After Tianjin Games the EAG will officially bid farewell as the governing body of the Games had decided to transform the event to East Asian Youth Games featuring athletes aged between 14 and 18. The inaugural East Asian Youth Games will be held in 2019 with the date and venue yet to be decided.

 

"This change will lead to further development of all the young athletes in east Asia, giving them a platform to compete and communicate with each other and also getting better prepared for the YOG and Asian Youth Games," said Fok Tsun-ting Cheap Air Max 2017 Clearance , honorary president of East Asian Games Association (EAGA).

 

Launched in 1993 in Shanghai, the EAG is a multi-sport event organized by the EAGA. The participating delegations are the eight East Asian countries and regions of the Olympic Coun.

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Maglev trains at a garage in Beijing on Monday. Beijing's first medium-low speed maglev line is expected to start trial operation by the end of this year. [PhotoXInhua]

Beijing's first medium-low speed maglev line is expected to start trial operation by the end of this year.

 

The 10.2-km S1 line will connect the western suburban districts of Mentougou and Shijingshan.

 

Eight stations Nike Air Max 90 Sale , all elevated, have been built, with a maximum designed train speed of 100 km per hour, said Wang Ping, general manager of Beijing Maglev Corporation.

 

The line is expected to transport 160,000 people every day Nike Air Max Sale , with a capacity of around 1,000 passengers per six-car train, said Wang.

 

Using magnetic levitation to move vehicles without touching the ground, a maglev line removes vibration and friction between train wheels and the rail track.

 

The track and electromagnet form a closed magnetic circuit with no magnetic field leaked to the outside.

 

Multiple tests have proved that the electromagnetic fields of the maglev line operation meet the ICNIRP guidelines for electromagnetic field exposure, a widely-accepted standard recommended by World Health Organization, according to the operator.

 

The maglev line will be the first rail transit line in Mentougou District Air Max TN Sale , which will greatly ease traffic congestion on roads connecting the district and the city proper.

 

Shanghai has the world's first commercial maglev system, running between the downtown business district and Pudong airport. The German-made maglev went into operation on Dec. 31, 2002.

 

China's first medium-low speed maglev line started operation in May 2016 in Changsha, Hunan Province, making China one of the first countries to master the technology.

 

GUANGZHOU, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Yang Shangru picked up a brand new shared car at south China's Guangzhou South Station just seconds after submitting ID card information Air Max 95 Sale , paying a deposit, and getting his face scanned.

 

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The 2018 Spring Festival travel rush, known as Chunyun, started Thursday. The Chinese Lunar New Year falls on Feb. 16 this year.

 

Millions of Chinese people return to their hometowns to celebrate the week-long holiday. Guangzhou is expected to see more than 5.4 million trips made by train this year, accounting for about 14 percent of total rail transport in China.

 

In the past, passengers who lived far away or arrived too late to take public transportation had difficulty heading home Air Max Sale , which led to the rise of illegal cars and taxis around the station.

 

"With car sharing, passengers can go home no matter how late they arrive or how far they live," Chen said.

 

"It can all be done with a mobile app or through the official WeChat account of Guangzhou rail group. Passengers can book a car while on the train before they arrive and can return cars to more than 700 special parking lots in the city," he added.

 

The station cooperates with four auto companies, including Beijing Automotive Group and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation. More than 90 percent of the shared cars are new energy vehicles. The station has three parking lots, with over 1 Nike Air Max TN Sale Outlet ,100 parking spaces, and more than 100 charging facilities.

 

Another 200 charging facilities are being installed and will be put into use by the end of this year, Chen said.

 

Since the program was launched last Thursday, an average of 500 car sharing orders are received every day, according to the station.

 

There are three types of shared cars at the station, which cost from 0.5 yuan to 1.2 yuan per minute or from 183 yuan to 435 yuan per day. A deposit of 1 Nike Air Max 95 Sale Outlet ,000 yuan (about 158.7 U.S.dollars) to 4,000 yuan is required.

 

"It usually costs me around 90 yuan to take a cab from the station to my home, about 30 kilometers, but the shared car only costs me 21.5 yuan," said user Zhang Huijuan. "With a coupon, I was surprised to see the final cost of 1.5 yuan."

 

China gave the nod to car sharing services last August Nike Air Max 90 Sale Outlet , releasing a guideline to support the country's booming car sharing industry and standardize its development.

 

Unlike traditional car rental services, car sharing services take advantage of new technology such as global-positioning and mobile Internet.

 

"High-speed trains plus car sharing can help quickly spread out huge passenger flows during Chunyun, providing convenience to passengers and easing pressure on the rail system," said Shu Jianqiu, professor with the Party School of China Railway Guangzhou Group.

 

 

 

BEIJING, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- China's major stock indices closed lower in the morning session Monday Nike Air Max Sale Outlet , with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.18 percent to end at 3,455.9 points.

 

The Shenzhen Component Index edged down 0.92 percent to end at 10,824.35 points.

 

 

 

 

 

NAIROBI, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Kenyan government has extended a 12-hour curfew in the border region of Mandera by three months following recent terror attacks by Somalia-based Islamist group Al-Shabaab in the region.

 

Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery said the curfew, which remains effective until March 28, 2017, aims to help tame terrorists in the region.

 

The curfew was first imposed on Oct. 27 after Al-Shabaab militants killed at least 12 people and injured six others at a guest house in an area bordering Somalia.

 

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ISLAMABAD Puma Shoes Sale , June 7 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's top civil and military leaders on Wednesday "expressed concern on the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan" following a series of recent attacks that killed nearly 200 people.

 

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told diplomats in Kabul on Tuesday that death toll from a deadly truck bombing in Kabul on May 31 reached 150.

 

Pakistan's National Security Committee of the Cabinet, which met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair, strongly condemned the recent terrorism attack in Kabul and resolved to remain steadfast and resolute in support of Afghan people, the prime minister office said in a statement.

 

"The participants strongly rejected the baseless allegations on Pakistan" in the context of the huge bombing in the well-guarded diplomatic area in Kabul Puma Classic Shoes , the statement said in a reference to Afghan intelligence agency's allegations that Pakistan's security authorities had helped the Haqqani network in the attack.

 

"It was highlighted that Pakistan was the only country in the Afghan equation which has achieved clear and measurable success against terrorism despite limited capacity and huge human and economic costs," the statement said.

 

Pakistan has not only remained committed to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan but also worked with all regional and global initiatives to that end, it further said.

 

The statement noted that Pakistan has shown exceptional restraint even when Afghan "territory was used for terrorist acts in Pakistan which resulted in massive human losses."

 

"Pakistan was fully cognizant of institutional collaboration by elements hostile to Pakistan and will defend itself resolutely against manifest and future threats. At the same time Pakistan remains committed to continue its ongoing efforts for local, regional and global peace Puma Suede Shoes ," the statement further said.

 

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BEIJING, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's whirlwind.

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) --- U.S. President-elect Donal Trump said on Monday that he will nominate retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

"I am thrilled to nominate Dr.Ben Carson as our next Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development," Trump said in a statement.

 

Carson, born in September, 1951 and growing out of poverty in Detroit to become a famed pediatric neurosurgeon, is the first African-American selected to serve in the president-elect's Cabinet.

 

"Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities. We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities." said Trump.

 

Carson's new position, which needs to be confirmed by the Senate, oversees federal public housing programs and helps formulate policy on homelessness and housing discrimination.

 

"After serious discussions with the Trump transition team, I feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly to making our inner cities great for everyone," Carson wrote online earlier. "We have much work to do in strengthening every aspect of our nation and ensuring that both our physical infrastructure and our spiritual infrastructure is solid."

 

On the campaign trail, Trump promised to rebuild America's inner cities and restore "law and order" there.

 

"The violence. The death. The lack of education. No jobs. We're going to work with the African-American community and we're going to solve the problem of the inner city," Trump said at a rally in Toledo, Ohio, in October. "We're going to bring safety back. You can't walk out the street, you buy a loaf of bread and you end up getting shot. So we're going to work very strongly with the African American community."

 

Carson is one of the 17 Repubican presidential candidates during the primaries. At the time, Trump derided Carson as "super low energy" and questioned Carson's temperament and qualifications for office. However, Carson endorsed Trump shortly after he dropped out of the race.

 

Carson never held a public service before.

 

WASHINGTON vans old skool white australia , March 4 (Xinhua) -- In a study that strengthens a link between Zika and rare birth defects known as microcephaly, U.S. researchers said the mosquito-borne virus can infect neural stem cells crucial for brain development in the lab.

 

The researchers, led by Chinese-born Guoli Ming and Hongjun Song of the Johns Hopkins University and Hengli Tang of Florida State University, with Peng Jin at the Emory University, worked around the clock for a month to conduct the study vans old skool black australia , after the World Health Organization declared microcephaly a public health emergency of international concern in early February.

 

"What I want to emphasize is this is a very first step. We did not directly conclude that Zika infection causes microcephaly," said Professor Tang, a virologist, whose study was published Friday in the U.S. journal Cell Stem Cell.

 

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These findings may correlate with disrupted brain development, but direct evidence for a link between Zika and microcephaly is more likely to come from clinical studies, the researchers noted.

 

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Next, the researchers planned to grow mini-brains from the stem cells to observe the long-term effects of Zika infection on neural tissue and to screen for potential therapeutics.

 

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Mark Schleiss, professor at the University of Minnesota, who was not involved in the study, hailed the results as "a big step in the right direction" in terms of understanding the pathogenesis of Zika.

 

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