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France election: Juppe will not replace scandal-hit Fillon

Monitoring Desk Alain Juppe, the leading candidate to replace under-fire French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon, says he will not run, despite pressure to do so. Mr...

Mosul IS offensive: Iraqi forces capture second bridge over Tigris

Baghdad: Iraqi government forces have captured Mosul’s al-Hurriya (Freedom) Bridge over the River Tigris, Iraqi military and Kurdish sources say. It is the second...

Afghan family of five detained in US despite valid entry visas

Washington: Lawyers in the US have filed a petition seeking the release of an Afghan family detained in the US, despite having valid entry visas. A couple and their...

Anti-corruption tops hottest topics at China’s 2017 ‘two sessions’

Huan Xiang from People’s Daily Corruption crackdown, social insurance, medical care reforms, employment and resident income, and equal access to education are among...

Trump urged to back up claims his phones were tapped by Obama

Washington: Donald Trump should reveal what he knows about an alleged wire tap of his phones ordered by Barack Obama before November’s election, says a Republican...

China’s poverty eradication among the greatest human rights achievements: expert

By Zhang Mengxu from People’s Daily China’s poverty eradication is among the greatest human rights achievements, experts pointed out, dismissing voices smearing...

China ramps up overseas hunt of fugitive officials

By Lin Xuedan Special Report, Beijing: Another Chinese corruption suspect who had fled overseas returned to China to turn herself in recently, another victory after...

Trump expected to sign new travel ban

Washington: US President Donald Trump is expected to sign a revised travel ban, just over a month after his original decree sowed controversy across the United States...

Robot industry key in China’s manufacturing sector

By Qiang Wei from People’s Daily Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ recent calls for income tax on robots triggered a public debate on whether the workers will be...

Mexico opens legal aid centres to fight US deportations

Monitoring Desk Mexico has opened legal aid centres at consulates in 50 US cities, in a move designed to protect its citizens from tougher immigration enforcement....