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China’s first high-speed train in the US will connect Los Angeles to Las Vegas

China has signed its first high-speed railway contract in the US, days ahead of President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Washington D.C. A consortium led by state-owned China Railway Group and US company XpressWest will set up a joint venture to build a 370-kilometer (230-mile) high-speed line linking …

High-speed Rail

Russia trying to set up base in Syria, U.S. says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Russian military appears to be attempting to set up a forward operating base in western Syria, the U.S. government says, deepening concerns about Moscow's intentions in the war-torn nation.<p>"We have seen indication in recent days that Russia has moved people and things into the area …

Hong Kong's Iconic Pink Dolphins in Danger of Extinction

Famous for its pink coloring, the Chinese white dolphin is under threat of extinction in Hong Kong.<p>Among other things, their shrinking habitat has …

Mexico slams Egypt after it 'accidentally' killed several Mexican tourists

President Enrique Pena Nieto said 14 Mexicans were among those involved in Sunday's "grave incident" in the Western Desert.<p>Egyptian authorities said security forces mistakenly killed 12 people and wounded 10 others when they struck their convoy while chasing jihadists, but they have not given …

Mexico

German investor sentiment drops sharply in September: ZEW

The widely watched investor confidence index calculated by the ZEW economic institute sank 12.9 points from August to stand at just 12.1 points -- a level not seen for almost a year and far short of analysts' expectations.<p>"The weakening economic development in emerging markets dampens the economic …

Financial Services

Russia fines French supermarket, Burger King

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian state news agencies say government officials have issued a total of $600,000 in fines for alleged food safety violations at …

Burger King

See What Happened to the Venues of the 1980 Moscow Olympics

All told, Brazil will spend some $10 billion hosting the Olympics next summer. A lot of that money was spent building grand arenas, stadiums, and …

Beijing banned cars for 2 weeks and the sky turned perfectly blue. Guess what happened the next day?

China marked the 70th anniversary of their victory during World War II in the only way possible: a ginormous parade.<p>On Sept. 3, 2015, Victory Day …

China

MH370 search: Pilot of Air France flight saw floating object off Reunion Island – report

An Air France pilot has reported a floating object about 44 miles off Reunion Island, prompting speculation that it could be part of the missing …

Students forced to recite ‘Allah is the only god’

Amid a new report of Islamic indoctrination in public schools, the American Center for Law and Justice is fighting back with a petition drive that …

'You're Not Latina!'

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been captivated by the stories my Aunt Glenda would tell me about my family history. From my grandfather, Anastacio "Pete" Orrantia, being born and raised on the orange groves in Somis, California to my great-grandparents losing their land to Pancho Villa in …

Barcelona 4-1 Real Madrid: How the Catalans have dominated Europe in the Messi era

Barca have claimed Europe's most prestigious prize on four occasions in the last decade, putting los Blancos' Decima triumph in the shade in a one-sided rivalry recently<p><b>COMMENT</b> <b>By</b> <b>Ben Hayward</b><p>It is a trophy that used to be synonymous with Real Madrid more than any other team. <i>Los Blancos</i> have claimed …

Suspect linked to kidnapping of Bossini heiress back in Hong Kong court

HONG KONG: Tuesday (Sep 15) marked the fourth courtroom appearance of 29-year old Zheng Xingwang from Guizhou in southwestern China. He was arrested …

Crime

Egypt attack: Mexico confirms eight nationals died

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1193000/1193835_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534006773_5b4eb0eaf04af50c27bdfe9cbe7f41cc<p><b>A Mexican official confirmed on Tuesday that eight Mexican tourists were among the 12 people who died in an attack by the Egyptian army.</b><p>The 12 were …