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Ex-Air China worker charged by U.S. for smuggling for Chinese military

Former Air China employee Ying Lin exits the building after a pretrial hearing in federal court in BrooklynAn ex-Air China Ltd employee was indicted on Wednesday for smuggling packages onto flights from New York to China on behalf of Chinese military personnel stationed at the country’s U.N. mission, U.S. prosecutors said. Ying Lin, 46, was also accused in an indictment filed in federal court in Brooklyn of obstructing justice by helping a Chinese national the Federal Bureau of Investigation was investigating to flee the country last year. Prosecutors did not name the Chinese national, but his description matches that of Qin Fei of Beijing, who other court records show the FBI has suspected may be involved with Chinese intelligence.

The little dog that suffered is now showered with love

This is the story of Tatum – the wobbly but healing Great Dane-mix puppy that has become an ambassador in a cause against pet abuse. The true story, told by … Click to Continue »

Gabon opposition leader says two killed as police attack his party HQ

ACCRA (Reuters) – Gabon’s opposition leader Jean Ping said on Thursday two people were killed and many injured when the presidential guard and police attacked his party’s headquarters overnight in the wake of an election held at the weekend. Ping calle…

Stephenson rounding into form as Bats win

Robert Stephenson allowed just three hits and one run in the Bats 2-1 win over Charlotte on Wednesday.




German lawmaker wants to make it easier to deport ‘preachers of hate’

Germany should change its law to make it easier to deport “preachers of hate” and other potentially dangerous individuals, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party said on Thursday. Stephan Mayer, security spokesman for the Chri…

Afghan official: 2 killed in Taliban bomb attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two people were killed in a bomb attack in front of the district governor’s office in Logar province east of the capital, Kabul, on Thursday, Afghan officials said.

Trump says ‘no amnesty’ for those in U.S. illegally

Donald Trump tried to move past a week of vacillating on immigration, his signature issue, by asserting in a speech Wednesday that the question of what to do with 11 … Click to Continue »

German official calls for U.N. sanctions against Syria

Gernot Erler, the German government’s point man on Russia, urged the United Nations on Thursday to seek sanctions against Syria for two chlorine gas attacks on civilians, despite Moscow’s threat to veto such a measure. “The United Nations should prepare clear sanctions, despite the Russian veto threat,” Erler told Germany’s Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung in an interview. “Moscow is obviously more concerned about being seen as a friend of the criminal Assad regime than in taking joint action and sanctions against this provocative treaty violation,” Erler, a member of the Social Democrats, the junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition, told the newspaper.

Hit by cramps, Raonic loses to qualifier Harrison at US Open

The cramping became so debilitating, Milos Raonic said, he couldn’t grip his racket properly.

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Brown shines, Redskins beat Buccaneers in preseason finale

Mack Brown ran for 149 yards and a touchdown in the rain to lead the Washington Redskins to a 20-13 preseason-closing victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday night.

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French Open champ Muguruza again loses in a major 2nd round

Garbine Muguruza can’t imagine taking off much more than two weeks, let alone nearly two years.

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