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France unlikely to have an official first lady

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France unlikely to have an official first lady

- FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to backpedal on the issue of creating an official “first lady” position for his wife amid attacks from left-wing opponents and a petition against the move, officials said. The newly elected 39-year-old president promised in March while on the campaign trail to create a “real status” for his wife Brigitte, who is his former school teacher
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Tags: Women |  First Lady | 
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Kenyans hoard food and water on fears election may become violent

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Kenyans hoard food and water on fears election may become violent

- NERVOUS Kenyans stockpiled food and water yesterday and police prepared emergency first aid kits as families headed to their ethnic heartlands on the eve of an election many fear could descend into violence. Opposition leader Raila Odinga, 72, who lost elections in 2007 and 2013, has already said President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, can only win if his ruling Jubilee party rigs the vote, a stance that increases the chances of a disputed result and unrest
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  • Turkey, Iran agree to share intelligence on fight against terror

    , chinadaily.com.cn

    ANKARA - Turkey and Iran have agreed on sharing intelligence and cooperating operationally in the fight against terror, Iran's Chief of Staff Gen. Mohamed Baqeri said on Thursday. "We agreed on joint training and student exchange. The navies of the two countries will visit each other. The countries will provide observers in military drills," local Hurriyet Daily News reported, citing Iranian media sources
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Politics & Government

  • Kenyans hoard food and water on fears election may become violent
    Kenyans hoard food and water on fears election may become violent

    , shanghaidaily.com

    NERVOUS Kenyans stockpiled food and water yesterday and police prepared emergency first aid kits as families headed to their ethnic heartlands on the eve of an election many fear could descend into violence. Opposition leader Raila Odinga, 72, who lost elections in 2007 and 2013, has already said President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, can only win if his ruling Jubilee party rigs the vote, a stance that increases the chances of a disputed result and unrest
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Sports

  • Li Lu wins women's Kayak single at Chinese National Games

    , ecns.cn

    Li Lu from Sichuan province wins women's Kayak single in whitewater slalom with 116.58 seconds at the 13th Chinese National Games on Thursday in central China's Yiyang county. Li Lu, 25, won the champion of women's Kayak single in 2014 Canoe/Kayak Slalom World Cup in London, but she never won the title at past two National Games. "The results of preliminary rounds and semifinal were not good, I tried my best to change and make the best performance in the final," Li Lu said
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    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Water Sports |  Canoe racing |  Canoe Slalom | 
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Business

  • China Unicom withdraws filings of mixed-ownership reform

    , ecns.cn

    State-owned mobile service provider China Unicom has so far withdrawn three filings involving the participation of strategic investors for its mixed-ownership reform which the company sent to the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The two filings published on the website of the Shanghai Stock Exchange were no longer available at 8:30 pm on Wednesday. The filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange was also unavailable on Thursday morning
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Technology

  • Refusing cash not an option for mobile payment firms

    , ecns.cn

    China is becoming increasingly digitalized, with people, especially the youth, preferring to use mobile apps to pay for almost anything, from food to air tickets. No doubt, mobile payment platforms, notably WeChat Pay and Alipay, are responsible for making possible this trend. But despite that, recent efforts by Alipay to promote cash-free living in some cities have created controversy after some participating merchants refused to accept cash, or payments made in renminbi in China's case
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Health

  • Anti-AIDS official punished over selling fake drugs to HIV sufferers

    , ecns.cn

    An official of a disease control center in central China's Henan Province has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for selling fake drugs to patients. According to the center in Luoyang City, Xie Yafeng, former chief of the infectious diseases department, sold unauthorized traditional Chinese medicine products that he said "could cure AIDS" to AIDS patients and HIV positive people
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Family & Parenting

  • Company provides child care for employees' kids

    , chinadaily.com.cn

    A nursery for children of Genpact Dalian employees has been set up in the Dalian High-tech Zone. Since Genpact Dalian opened the nursery on Aug 10, it has been filled to capacity every day with 45 children ranging from 3 to 12 years old. This way, their parents could take them to work instead of leaving themselves at home during the summer vacation
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Society & Culture

  • An assembly for peace in Nanjing
    An assembly for peace in Nanjing

    , shanghaidaily.com

    A PEACE assembly was held in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province, yesterday to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of Japan’s unconditional surrender in World War II. Representatives from countries including China, Japan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Jordan attended the assembly at the Nanjing Massacre Victims’ Memorial Hall, mourning the 300,000 people who died in the massacre in the name of world peace
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    Tags: Wars |  Massacre |  Social Issues |  Peace | 
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Chinese blockbuster joins world top 100

    , shanghaidaily.com

    FRESH from shattering China’s box-office record, patriotic blockbuster “Wolf Warriors 2” has become the first non-Hollywood film to break into the top 100 all-time grossing movies worldwide. The movie’s plotline of Chinese soldiers saving war-ravaged Africans from Western baddies has resonated in China, and the film last week became the country’s top earner less than two weeks after its release. The strength of those domestic receipts has now propelled the film onto industry monitor Box Office Mojo’s all-time 100 list, where it has knocked 1994’s “Forrest Gump” from the No
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    Tags: Movies |  Blockbuster | 
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Education

  • New business mode: 'Students' from China's prestigious universities charge for guiding visitors around their campuses

    , ecns.cn

    The tourist demand to enter the campuses of Tsinghua University and Peking University in Beijing has become so high in recent years that it has even prompted a controversial new business mode recently, raising the question whether a place for study should become a vociferous scenic spot. Chongtian Education Company launched a chargeable service on Taobao, one of China's leading e-commerce platforms, featuring "students" from Tsinghua and Peking universities conducting tours for tourists in these top universities' campuses, Beijing Youth Daily reported on Thursday
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Farming

  • Farm produce quality improves in China

    , chinadaily.com.cn

    BEIJING - Farm produce quality has improved consistently in China thanks to stringent oversight, official data showed Thursday. Farm produce quality has improved steadily over the past five years as more than 96 percent of the output passed a quality check. In the first half of this year, the number reached 97.6 percent, said Guang Defu, director of the Bureau of Quality and Safety Supervision for Agro-products of the Ministry of Agriculture
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Travel & Recreation

  • Chinese travel overseas to escape summer heat

    , ecns.cn

    Africa weather beckons, along with visa-free visit policies. The continuous summer heat in many parts of China has induced large numbers of people to travel to cooler climes overseas, according to the travel industry. Online travel agency Ctrip estimates that about 30 million Chinese people will travel overseas during the summer, with about 1 million making the trip to avoid the heat
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Science & Nature

  • New energy to play a dominant role in China by 2030

    , ecns.cn

    Clean energy including non-fossil energy and natural gas will replace coal as the primary energy source by 2030 and account for more than half of China's energy mix by around 2045, a leading economics think tank in China said on Wednesday. By 2050, coal, non-fossil energy, and oil and gas will each take up one-third of China's energy mix, according to the CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technology in its annual long-term energy outlook released on Wednesday
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    Tags: Dinosaurs / Fossils |  Energy |  Coal | 
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Media & Information

  • Lack of any comeback encourages abusive comments on social media

    , ecns.cn

    On Saturday, after she posted on her micro blog that a young man put his hands under the clothes of a girl aged about 10 at the high-speed railway station in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu province, the writer Chen Lan received thousands of abusive comments, including death threats, on her micro blog. Even her ID number and home address were revealed
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Life & Style

  • France unlikely to have an official first lady
    France unlikely to have an official first lady

    , shanghaidaily.com

    FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to backpedal on the issue of creating an official “first lady” position for his wife amid attacks from left-wing opponents and a petition against the move, officials said. The newly elected 39-year-old president promised in March while on the campaign trail to create a “real status” for his wife Brigitte, who is his former school teacher
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    Categories: Life & Style | 
    Tags: Women |  First Lady | 
    Places: China |  Europe |  S. Europe |  Iberia |  France | 

Real Estate

  • Curbing financial risk helps tame property market

    , ecns.cn

    Tight policies will continue in the real estate sector until next year as the government guards against financial risk. Investment growth in residential property development looks certain to slow again in the second half of this year. With tight liquidity and sluggish sales, developers could face financing difficulties, high costs and insufficient payment collection. As a result, there might be another round of mergers and acquisitions in the coming year, forcing some small and medium-sized developers to withdraw from fierce competition
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Motoring

  • Behind the wheel with China's electric car drivers

    , ecns.cn

    The future of driving, it seems, is electric. Volvo has announced plans to make all its cars partially or fully battery-powered from 2019, while sales of petrol and diesel cars will be banned in Britain and France from 2040. In China, the world's largest auto market, 507,000 all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) were sold in 2015, a 53 percent increase on 2015
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Books & Literature

  • UK schools to use Shanghai math textbooks

    , ecns.cn

    Students in some parts of the United Kingdom will use the same math textbooks pupils in Shanghai use from September. In March, Collins Learning and Shanghai Century Publishing Group signed an agreement at the London Book Fair to publish English translations of math textbooks used by Shanghai's primary schools. Collins named the series "Real Shanghai Maths" and plans to promote it in UK
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