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HK bookseller held in China raises $100,000 to open Taiwan store

HK bookseller held in China raises $  100,000 to open Taiwan storeA Hong Kong bookseller who disappeared into Chinese custody for half a year raised nearly $ 100,000 in less than a day on Friday as he tries to open a new store in Taiwan. Lam Wing-kee fled to Taiwan in April after Hong Kong announced plans to allow extraditions to China, a move which sparked months of massive street protests in the financial hub. The 64-year-old was one of five publishers selling gossip-filled tomes on China’s leaders who vanished at the end of 2015, resurfacing in mainland custody and making televised confessions.



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New video raises questions about Kavanaugh accuser's testimony

New video raises questions about Kavanaugh accuser's testimonyNewly uncovered video shows Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer saying Roe v. Wade was a motivation for her coming forward.



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Afghan government raises new concerns about US-Taliban deal

Afghan government raises new concerns about US-Taliban dealThe statement by presidential spokesman Sediq Seddiqi said the Afghan government shares the concerns raised by several former U.S. ambassadors to Afghanistan. U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad showed the draft of the U.S.-Taliban deal to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani earlier this week, saying it only needs President Donald Trump’s approval.



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Putin says US missile test raises new threats to Russia

Putin says US missile test raises new threats to RussiaRussian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty has raised new threats to Russia and will warrant a response. The U.S. tested a modified ground-launched version of a Navy Tomahawk cruise missile that accurately struck its target more than 500 kilometers (310 miles) away. Sunday’s test came after the U.S. and Russia withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty that banned such weapons.



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Grace 1 tanker raises Iranian flag, changes name to 'Adrian Darya-1'

Grace 1 tanker raises Iranian flag, changes name to 'Adrian Darya-1'An Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West has raised an Iranian flag and has had a new name painted on its side, Reuters images of the stationary vessel filmed off Gibraltar showed on Sunday. British Royal Marines seized the vessel in Gibraltar in July on suspicion that it was carrying oil to Syria, a close ally of Iran, in violation of European Union sanctions. Video footage and photographs showed the tanker flying the red, green and white flag of Iran and bearing the new name of ‘Adrian Darya-1′ painted in white on its hull.



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Canada raises detained citizens with China

Canada raises detained citizens with ChinaCanada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday she had spoken to her Chinese counterpart in their first public meeting since the countries became embroiled in a diplomatic spat over two Canadians detained in China. Freeland told reporters she brought up the arrests of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with Wang Yi during a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Thailand.



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UK raises alarm after mother held by Iran is taken to mental ward

UK raises alarm after mother held by Iran is taken to mental wardLondon demanded the immediate release Wednesday of a jailed British-Iranian aid worker whose husband said she has been transferred to the mental ward of a public hospital in Tehran. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's case has roiled Britain's relations with the Islamic republic since her 2016 arrest and conviction on sedition charges over which she has held a series of hunger strikes. "We are extremely concrned about Nazanin's welfare and call for her immediate release," Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said.



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Warren raises $19.1M, topping Sanders in new fundraising

Warren raises $  19.1M, topping Sanders in new fundraisingElizabeth Warren raised $ 19.1 million in the second quarter, her campaign said Monday, cementing her status in the top tier of Democratic presidential contenders and surpassing Bernie Sanders, her main liberal rival. The strong showing leaves the Massachusetts senator behind only Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor who reported nearly $ 25 million, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who has tallied $ 21.5 million since his candidacy began in late April. Perhaps most notably, Warren raised more money than Sanders, who is also vying for liberal voters and is the only other candidate who has joined her in swearing off high-dollar fundraisers.



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Warren raises $19.1 million for presidential bid in second quarter, third among crowd of rivals

Warren raises $  19.1 million for presidential bid in second quarter, third among crowd of rivalsDemocratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren raised $ 19.1 million in the second quarter of the year, placing her in the top three for the period among top-tier rivals, her campaign announced in an email to supporters on Monday. The top second-quarter fundraising hauls among Democratic candidates reported so far have been by South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who raised $ 24.8 million, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who raised $ 21.5 million. More than two dozen Democrats are competing for the party’s nomination to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.



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Kamala Harris raises nearly $12 million in second quarter

Kamala Harris raises nearly $  12 million in second quarterHarris raised $ 2 million alone in the 24 hours after the first presidential debate last week.



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