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Chinese President was served ‘disgusting’ food, French minister says

External Trade Minister Nicole Bricq gives chef at Élysée Palace a rather poor review

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Engine snag delays spacecraft carrying Russian-American crew

The crew is in no danger, but will have to wait until Thursday for the Soyuz TMA-12M to arrive and dock at the space station, NASA said

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Secret Bids Guide Hopi Indians’ Spirits Home

The Annenberg Foundation bought more than $500,000 in stolen artifacts at a Paris auction to restore them to the Hopi Indians in Arizona.

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Spirits of The Times: Blanco Tequila: The Great Divide

By their nature, blanco tequilas, also called silver or plata, ought to offer the purest, most forceful expressions.

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‘Evil spirit’ scam plagues Asian immigrants in NYC

<!– google_ad_section_start –> One woman was told by a fortune teller that her son was possessed by demons. Another was approached on a Chinatown street by a stranger who eerily claimed her daughter would die in two days. A third was informed that her dead husband was communicating from the grave, telling her to hand over thousands in cash. “Your son will die in a car accident — he is cursed,” a 65-year-old was told. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Cheung Man-sun: the man who gave voice to Canto-pop

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Cheung Man-sun was 12 when his mother died, and it wasn’t long before he was hit with another crushing emotional blow – his family was so poor they had to give away his younger sister. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Ecuador says it is reviewing Snowden’s asylum plea

<!– google_ad_section_start –> QUITO, Ecuador — As the exact whereabouts of NSA-leaker Edward Snowden remained a mystery Monday, this small Andean nation said it is reviewing his asylum plea and suggested it wouldn’t easily cave to U.S. demands that he face espionage charges. But Ecuador could risk its multi-billion dollar trade relationship with the U.S if he lands here, analysts say. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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White House lashes out at China over Snowden, presses Russia to expel him

<!– google_ad_section_start –> WASHINGTON — A frustrated White House blasted China on Monday for allowing leaker Edward Snowden to depart Hong Kong for Russia, warning that the decision would have a detrimental effect on the already-tense relationship between Washington and Beijing. “We find their decision to be particularly troubling,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said. “This was a deliberate choice by the government to release a fugitive, despite a valid arrest warrant. And that decision unquestionably has a negative impact on the U.S.-China relationship.” <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Thousands of Brazil protesters vent rage at corruption

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A quarter-million Brazilians took to the streets in the latest wave of sometimes-violent protests that are increasingly focusing on corruption and reforming a government system in which people have lost faith. A new poll shows that 75 per cent of citizens support the demonstrations. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Justice Dept. complaint charges Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property

<!– google_ad_section_start –> WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Dept. complaint charges Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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US Justice official: Criminal complaint filed against Edward Snowden in surveillance case

<!– google_ad_section_start –> WASHINGTON (AP) — US Justice official: Criminal complaint filed against Edward Snowden in surveillance case. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Stocks edge up Friday, but post weekly losses

<!– google_ad_section_start –> NEW YORK — U.S. stocks eked out modest gains on Friday, but posted losses for the week, which was dominated by fears that the Federal Reserve may begin pulling back stimulus later this year. After a very choppy trading session, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 4.24 points, or 0.3 percent, to end at 1,592.43. It fell 2.1 percent for the week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 41.08 points, or 0.3 percent, to 14,799.40, leaving it down 1.8 percent for the week. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Lawyer resigns following accusations of misconduct in multibillion-dollar BP settlement case

<!– google_ad_section_start –> NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lawyer resigns following accusations of misconduct in multibillion-dollar BP settlement case. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Ex-Enron CEO Skilling resentenced to 14 years as part of court-ordered reduction, deal

<!– google_ad_section_start –> HOUSTON (AP) — Ex-Enron CEO Skilling resentenced to 14 years as part of court-ordered reduction, deal. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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NJ police: Mechanical problem to blame in dirt-track crash that killed NASCAR driver Leffler

<!– google_ad_section_start –> TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — NJ police: Mechanical problem to blame in dirt-track crash that killed NASCAR driver Leffler. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Britain rejects role for Argentinian pope in Falklands sovereignty dispute

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Religion and politics should not be mixed in the case of the Falkland Islands dispute between Britain and Argentina, according to top officials from the British side. Argentina President Cristina Kirchner this year asked Argentinian-born Pope Francis to mediate in the dispute which led to war between the two in 1982. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Cap’n Crunch cereal hero exposed as mere ‘commander’

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A veteran naval officer who has saluted from cereal boxes for 50 years – Cap’n Crunch – may not be a real captain after all. The US Navy faced a flurry of questions after the culinary website Foodbeast pointed out the cereal seaman’s blue uniform carried only three stripes – giving him the rank of an American naval commander. The news came as a crushing disappointment to many fans of the avuncular seafarer, including the blogger who uncovered his lower rank, Charisma Madarang of Foodbeast. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Booz Allen hired Snowden despite discrepancies in his résumé

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Hiring screeners at Booz Allen Hamilton, a contractor for the National Security Agency, found possible discrepancies in a résumé submitted by Edward Snowden, but the company still employed him, a source with detailed knowledge of the matter said. It is unclear precisely which element of Snowden’s résumé caused personnel officials at Booz Allen Hamilton to raise questions about his background. Also unclear is how he satisfied their concerns. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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