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Should South Korea Participate in China's Belt and Road?

Should South Korea Participate in China's Belt and Road?The costs involve more than money.



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US farm belt tries to head off another surge in suicides

US farm belt tries to head off another surge in suicidesResponding to signs of rising despair in rural America over a farming downturn exacerbated by the current trade war fears, agricultural leaders are mobilizing to try to prevent another suicide crisis. Two high profile deaths in the past week, of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade, have shined a spotlight on the issue of depression and suicide in the United States, where the latest data show rates are rising, especially in rural states. Farm industry officials are bolstering outreach and counseling programs throughout the American farm belt and calling for more action from Washington.



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Jewish men beaten with belt in Berlin anti-Semitic attack

Jewish men beaten with belt in Berlin anti-Semitic attackThere has been public outrage in Germany after video footage emerged of two Jewish men being violently assaulted in an apparent anti-Semitic attack in central Berlin. The two men, who were both wearing kippah, traditional Jewish skullcaps, were insulted before being set upon and whipped with a belt in one of the city’s most fashionable neighbourhoods. A group of three unidentified men can be heard on the video clearly shouting “Yahudi”, the Arabic word for Jew. The two victims stood their ground and threatened to call the police before their main assailant was dragged away by his companions. The incident was videoed by one of the victims, who was named by Israeli television as Adam Armoush, a 21-year-old Israeli citizen living in Berlin.  Antisemitischer Angriff in #Berlin – ein Mann schlägt mit einem Gürtel auf einen Mann ein und bezeichnet ihn wiederholt als "Yahudi" (arabisch für "Jude"). #Antisemitismuspic.twitter.com/YCHVgCF1ox— Jüdisches Forum (@JFDA_eV) April 17, 2018 “They kept cursing at us and my friend asked them to stop,” Mr Armoush, who suffered minor injuries, told Kan TV. “They started to get angry and one of them ran at me and I knew it was important to film it because there would be no way to catch him by the time the police arrived.” The video shows the attacker whipping Mr Arnoush with a belt. The 21-year-old said he had suffered bruises and minor injuries. The other victim, a 24-year-old Israeli citizen, has not been named. The incident is the latest in a disturbing series of attacks on Jewish people in the German capital, which have seen men in skullcaps assaulted on the streets and Jewish children threatened in schools. Most of the incidents have involved Muslim assailants. “It is intolerable for young men to be attacked here just because they are wearing a kippah,” Heiko Maas, the German foreign minister, said in a statement. “Jews must never again feel threatened here. It is our responsibility to protect Jewish life.” “Anti-Semitism doesn’t belong to the Berlin we want to live in,” Michael Müller, the city’s mayor said. “It is unbearable to see a young Jewish man being attacked on the street in the well-heeled Berlin neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg because he recognizes himself as a Jew,” Levi Salomon of the Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against Anti-Semitism.  “This shows that Jewish people are not safe here. Politicians and civil society have to act. We do not need Sunday speeches anymore, we need action.” “It makes me angry when I see such hateful violence,” Aiman Mazyek of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany said. “Anti-Semitism must not be given an inch of space.”



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SpaceX rocket now on a trajectory toward asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter

SpaceX rocket now on a trajectory toward asteroid belt between Mars and JupiterAt mission control, 6,000 workers cheered the launch Tuesday.



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Elon Musk's outer space Tesla will overshoot Mars and end up somewhere in the asteroid belt

Elon Musk's outer space Tesla will overshoot Mars and end up somewhere in the asteroid beltAfter spending six hours orbiting Earth, Elon Musk's outer space Tesla rocketed deeper into space. SpaceX originally planned for the vehicle to end up in a solar system orbit that would at times bring the Roadster near Mars, but it appears the Tesla will overshoot these expectations and travel well beyond the red planet, and possibly into the asteroid belt.  Elon Musk announced last night on Twitter that the cherry red payload and its Starman passenger "exceeded Mars orbit." This doesn't mean that vehicle is already there, as it will take months for the Roadster to travel some 600,000 miles into space. Rather, this is the vehicle's estimated trajectory. It's not exactly clear where the Tesla will end up, and according to some calculations, it may not make it as far as the asteroid belt, as Musk claims.  Third burn successful. Exceeded Mars orbit and kept going to the Asteroid Belt. pic.twitter.com/bKhRN73WHF — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2018 As the SpaceX trajectory map illustrates, the Roadster is expected to swing past Mars and approach the orbit of the largest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres, which at 567 miles in diameter, is considered a "dwarf planet.  Using the JPL ephemeris, the closest predicted approach to Mars between now and 2030 is 7 million km on 2020 Oct 8. This is still well outside Mars' gravitational sphere of influence — Jonathan McDowell (@planet4589) February 8, 2018 It's somewhat remarkable that the last stage of the Falcon Heavy rocket demo mission — which was largely considered a success — worked at all. During a press conference last night at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, Musk expressed concern whether the final stage of the rocket would ignite. But after being pelted with energized particles in a highly-radiated zone around Earth called the Van Allen belts, the rocket ignited — and performed better than SpaceX engineers envisioned. SEE ALSO: SpaceX just landed two Falcon Heavy rocket boosters back on Earth, but the third didn't make it This last stage of the mission was the least important, as SpaceX had already shown that their Falcon Heavy worked and could successfully bring a payload into space. Additionally, two of the three rocket boosters had returned to Earth in a spectacular dual landing: Two Falcon Heavy SpaceX rocket boosters landing in Florida.Image: SpaceXStill, the final stage certainly wasn't insignificant, as SpaceX illustrated to potential customers that it could send payloads to orbits beyond the red planet.  It's uncertain where exactly the Tesla Roadster, and its Starman mannequin, will more precisely end up. But astronomers are interested, and trying to figure it out. Still working to make sense of the Roadster numbers. Although C3=34 would be enough in ideal case to reach 2.61 AU, starting from actual TLEs I need C3=40.25 (and end up with 3 deg inclination) — Jonathan McDowell (@planet4589) February 7, 2018 Asteroid and orbital dynamics people! To arms! (To models!) What is the expected lifetime of an object of this size in this orbit before it hits something? I'll accept an answer to within an order of magnitude. t.co/o4eLQJZ3MX — Emily Lakdawalla (@elakdawalla) February 7, 2018 Space, as we're all keenly aware, is quite large and aptly named, so even in the asteroid belt it's no certainty that the Roadster will smash into a massive space rock (these objects are spaced pretty far apart). On the other hand, there's a good chance the sports car will be floating through our solar system for millions, if not billions, of years. So there's ample time for a collision — perhaps even with Mars. WATCH: Here’s how NASA is preparing the largest telescope ever built for space



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Trump Is Scrambling To Avoid A Special Election Defeat In This Rust Belt District

Trump Is Scrambling To Avoid A Special Election Defeat In This Rust Belt District― Conor Lamb, the Democrat running to represent this district in Congress, was wrapping up an interview with a reporter last week when Ted Skowvron, a 93-year-old veteran in a World War II cap, walked over to shake his hand.



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Van Driver in Barcelona Terror Attack Shot Dead, May Have Been Wearing Suicide Belt: Police

Van Driver in Barcelona Terror Attack Shot Dead, May Have Been Wearing Suicide Belt: PoliceTerror suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub was considered armed and dangerous, Spanish police said.



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Spain: Police shoot man wearing possible bomb belt

Spain: Police shoot man wearing possible bomb beltBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A police operation was underway Monday in an area west of Barcelona, and a Spanish newspaper reports that the fugitive in the city's van attack has been captured.



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U.S. to send delegation to China's Belt and Road summit

U.S. to send delegation to China's Belt and Road summitThe United States will send a delegation led by White House adviser Matt Pottinger to a summit for China’s new Silk Road plan this weekend, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The announcement that a U.S. delegation would be coming to what is China’s biggest diplomatic event of the year coincides with the unveiling of an important trade deal between China and the United States.



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The Bible and the belt: Inside a camp for gay youth

The Bible and the belt: Inside a camp for gay youthIn part two of our five-part series, ABC News' Brian Ross talks to Lucas Greenfield, a gay teen, who details a harrowing experience inside a camp for trouble youth.



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