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‘We Want A Lionel Messi’: Xi Jinping’s Bizarre Request For Argentine President Mauricio Macri

As Lionel Messi is Argentina’s hottest cultural export — second only, perhaps, to the Pope — it comes as no surprise that politicians from Xi Jinping to Barack Obama have dropped references to the international soccer star when meeting with Argentine president Mauricio Macri during his first year in office. On Saturday during the G20 summit in Hangzhou, Xi had ...

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Kratom Ban Takes Effect October 1, Petition To Stop The DEA Submitted To President Obama

The herbal supplement kratom, often promoted as an effective treatment for a multitude of illness symptoms, including pain relief, is under fire from the U.S. government, specifically the Drug Enforcement Agency. The DEA wants the active ingredients in kratom classified as Schedule I substances under the Controlled Substances Act. This assignment would put kratom on the same list as other ...

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President Obama marks 15th 9/11 anniversary with call for unity

President Obama marked the 15th anniversary of the horrific 9/11 attacks with a call for unity, a celebration of diversity and a reminder that Americans will never give into fear. “It is so important today that we reaffirm our character as a nation, of people drawn from every corner of the world, every color, every religion, every background,” Obama told ...

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Venezuela's President Gets a Facebook, Venezuela Petitions the Shit Out of It

Amid Venezuela’s acute economic crisis, President Nicolás Maduro decided there was one Very Important Thing he needed to do before dealing with diving oil prices, the subsequent possible 6000 percent rise in gas prices, or the $ 2.3 billion the country is expected to pay to investors by a February 26 deadline. And what was that Very Important Thing? Beating ...

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Trump will not be president, says Obama

Image copyright AP Republican Donald Trump will not be president because it’s a “serious job”, President Barack Obama has said. “I continue to believe that Mr Trump will not be president. And the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people,” said Mr Obama. Mr Trump, a billionaire businessman, is the frontrunner in the race ...

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South Sudan president reappoints rival

South Sudan president reappoints rival as part of peace deal 12 February 2016 From the section Africa Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rivalry between Mr Kiir (L) and Mr Machar transformed into open conflict in late 2013 South Sudan President Salva Kiir has reappointed bitter rival Riek Machar as vice-president as part of a peace deal aimed at ending more ...

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Joe Biden Regrets Not Running For President “Every Day”

In an interview with NBC Connecticut, Joe Biden, who announced in October that he would not be running for president in 2016, admitted to having second thoughts. “I regret it every day,” he said Wednesday. “But it was the right decision for my family and me.” http://gawker.com/joe-biden-says… One can imagine Biden salivating at the opportunity to run against whoever emerges ...

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President Obama visits refugee children in Malaysia

President Obama embraced a classroom of migrant children in Malaysia Saturday in a bid to send a powerful message to the world — they are not to be feared. “They’re just like our kids,” the President declared. Obama’s appearance at a learning center in the capital of Kuala Lumpur came as Europe grapples with the worst migrant crisis since World ...

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Former South Korean president dies

Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam dies 21 November 2015 From the section Asia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Young-sam was president of South Korea during the first nuclear crisis with North Korea Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam, an iconic figure of South Korea’s pro-democracy movement, has died aged 87 Mr Kim was taken to hospital with ...

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Argentines vote for next president

Argentina elections: Voters pick new president 25 October 2015 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Media captionWyre Davies: “Daniel Scioli is a strong favourite but faces tough choices if he is elected” Argentines are going to the polls to choose their next president in a general election that ends 12 years of rule under the Kirchners. President Cristina Fernandez ...

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