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26 июня, 11:22

Lawyer says jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole after diagnosis of terminal liver cancer

Lawyer says jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole after diagnosis of terminal liver cancer.

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26 июня, 11:09

Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo released from Chinese prison after cancer diagnosis

Liu was awarded Nobel peace prize in 2010 while serving 11-year sentence for inciting subversion of state powerThe Chinese civil rights campaigner and Nobel peace prize winner Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on medical parole, after he was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.Liu, 61, is in the late stages of the disease, said Mo Shaoping, his lawyer, who has been in contact with Liu’s family. Liu is being treated at a hospital in the north-eastern city of Shenyang, near where he was being held. Continue reading...

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26 июня, 11:04

Symposium on '16+1 cooperation' held in Beijing

A symposium on “16+1 cooperation” and its coordination with the Belt and Road Initiative opened in Beijing on June 26.

26 июня, 11:01

What happens to football managers who fall off the merry-go-round?

A few lucky managers always seem to have work but 70% of bosses aren’t given another opportunity after they lose their first job. What do they do next?By Sean Cole for The Set Pieces, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkIt can appear as though some managers, no matter how mediocre their records, are never out of work. For all the endless churn in the volatile and highly pressurised industry of professional football, a few seem to skip from one employer to another without any discernible success. But the reality for most managers is rather different. According to figures from the League Managers Association, 70% of first-time managers are not given another opportunity after they lose their jobs. It can be sink or swim, with no second chances.Kevin Dillon is someone who has struggled to return to a first-team role. The 57-year-old was a spiky and confrontational player for Birmingham City, Portsmouth and Newcastle United, among others, before he went back to Reading, his final Football League club, to take up a coaching position in their academy. He progressed through the ranks to become assistant to Alan Pardew and, via a handful of games as caretaker manager, Steve Coppell. Continue reading...

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26 июня, 11:00

First Confession: A Sort of Memoir by Chris Patten – review

The former Tory ‘wet’, Hong Kong governor and BBC chairman has worn a variety of hats while retaining a guiding belief in one-nation ConservatismAlthough of modest origins, Chris Patten has led a golden life. Born to a lower-middle-class family in Ealing, he passed every exam he ever sat with flying colours, won every scholarship and was in due course elected Tory MP for the beautiful city of Bath. Before long he was writing speeches for the prime minister, then gradually rose through the ranks to the point where, by the election of 1992, he was chairman of the Conservative party, appearing on television every night. What could possibly go wrong?It was at this point that he hit a bump in the road that irrevocably changed the course of his stellar political career. The Conservatives, led by his friend John Major, won the election, but Patten lost his seat. Even now, he was not short of options. He could easily have been wafted back into the cabinet via either a byelection in a safe seat (Kensington and Chelsea was mentioned) or elevation to the Lords. But there was another intriguing possibility – the governorship of Hong Kong. That is what he chose. Continue reading...

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26 июня, 11:00

Alison Brie: ‘If you’re imagining me from Mad Men, you’re in for shock therapy’

The Mad Men star returns to TV as an 80s wrestler in GLOW. It’s a long way from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Related: Why we're watching… Alison Brie, actor In the dimly lit art-deco splendour of a Knightsbridge hotel bar, actor Alison Brie is immaculately coiffed (artfully tousled bob) and costumed (persimmon formal day dress) for our interview. The 34-year-old veteran of Mad Men and Community, now positioned to break out in her Netflix vehicle GLOW, radiates the steely poise and self-possessed charm of a career diplomat’s wife. Continue reading...

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26 июня, 10:58

Philippines VP visits refugees fleeing fighting, Duterte unseen in days

BALO-I, Philippines (Reuters) - The vice president of the Philippines expressed hope on Monday for a swift end to an urban siege by Islamist rebels, and offered support to displaced civilians during a visit normally conducted by a president not seen in public for six days.

26 июня, 10:53

Holland & Barrett sold to Russian billionaire for £1.8bn

Europe’s largest health food chain has been bought by L1 Retail, an investment fund run by Mikhail FridmanHolland & Barrett has been acquired for £1.8bn by a retail investment fund controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.L1 Retail, a division of the tycoon’s LetterOne holding company, purchased the retailer from its parent firm, Nature’s Bounty, which is owned by the private equity firm Carlyle. Continue reading...

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26 июня, 10:52

Liu Xiaobo: China frees jailed dissident after cancer diagnosis

China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo is released after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.

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26 июня, 10:50

Mongolians vote for president amid graft, financial concerns

Mongolians have begun casting their votes in a presidential election dominated by allegations of graft and concerns about financial upheaval in the landlocked country.

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26 июня, 10:50

Albania’s governing Socialists far ahead in early vote count

Preliminary results show that Albania’s left-wing Socialist Party appeared headed for a new governing mandate in crucial elections in the country’s bid to launch membership negotiations with the European Union.