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Famed Chinese scroll sets New York art world buzzing – Nikkei Asian Review

Famed Chinese scroll sets New York art world buzzing Book on rarely seen Wu Bin painting gives glimpse into scholarly culture FRAN KUZUI, Contributing writer The Lingbi rock (Courtesy of Sylph Editions) NEW YORK — When collectors, dealers and aficionados from around the world gathered in March for the Asia …

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Melania Trump visits Japanese garden with Akie Abe

Story highlights Melania Trump will tour the Morikami Museum and Gardens with Akie Abe It’s her first solo public event as first lady “The First Lady has a deep personal commitment to her role as caretaker and nurturer, beginning with her family. She believes there is a connection between a …

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650 whales stranded on New Zealand coast

Nick Perry, Associated Press 9:37 a.m. ET Feb. 11, 2017 CLOSE The pilot whales were among hundreds that swum aground at Farewell Spit in Golden Bay, New Zealand. Video provided by AFP Newslook Volunteers pour water on pilot whales during a mass stranding at Farewell Spit in New Zealand on …

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6 killed as strong quake strikes southern Philippines, 120 injured

SURIGAO, Philippines –  A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120, with officials combing through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties. The magnitude 6.7 quake roused residents from their sleep late …

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US Objects to Palestinian Ex-PM for UN Post

The United States objected to the appointment of a former Palestinian prime minister to lead the United Nations’ political mission in Libya. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres notified the U.N. Security Council in a letter Thursday that he planned to name the Western-educated economist Salam Fayyad to the position. The internationally …

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Trump to ‘look into’ reports Flynn discussed U.S. sanctions with Russia

CLOSE President Trump’s national security adviser reportedly spoke about sanctions with the Russian ambassador the day new sanctions were issued. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Vice President Pence shakes hands with National Security Adviser Michael Flynn before President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hold a joint press conference …

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National Security Adviser Flynn Reportedly Talked With Russian Ambassador : NPR

Questions have loomed over National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s contact with a Russian diplomat in late December — and the explanation provided by the White House has changed over time. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Win McNamee/Getty Images Questions have loomed over National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s contact …

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Turkey-backed opposition forces advance inside Daesh-held al-Bab

Turkey-backed Syrian opposition forces say they have advanced inside the Daesh-held town of al-Bab, in northern Syria, the Associated Press reported on Saturday The opposition forces announced Saturday on Twitter that they had taken the city’s silos and sports complex in its southwestern districts. The coalition’s operations room released a …

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An end to bromance: Russia’s in love with Trump, right? Not as much as you think

Donald Trump loves Russia and Russia loves Donald Trump. Right? Not so fast. The reporting on Russia’s reaction to (and alleged role in) Trump’s victory has been simplified and one-dimensional. It has sent otherwise intelligent people into a tailspin of conspiracy theories and, worse, a kind of new McCarthyism. Things …

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More whales swim aground in New Zealand, bringing total to 650

WELLINGTON, New Zealand –  A new pod of 240 whales swam aground at a remote New Zealand beach on Saturday just hours after weary volunteers managed to refloat a different group of whales following an earlier mass stranding. In total, more than 650 pilot whales have beached themselves along a …

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