US senators want Poland to pay victims of Nazi property thefts

U.S. senators urged President Donald Trump’s administration to pressure Poland, a NATO ally, to resolve demands to compensate Holocaust victims for property confiscated by the Nazis during World

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This Day in History | 1972 – Asians given 90 days to leave Uganda

The Ugandan leader, Idi Amin, has set a deadline for the expulsion of most of the country’s Asians. General Amin said all Asians who are not Ugandan

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Nathan Adrian: life before gold medal as he fights cancer

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South China Sea A U.S. aircraft carrier has sailed through the disputed South China Sea in the latest show of America’s military might

The Buzz | Police charge 72 over Australian climate rally

Police arrested dozens of climate protesters who disrupted traffic yesterday in the biggest city in Australia’s main coal mining state. The demonstration was the latest in a

Thai dissident musicians celebrate getting French haven

Members of a Thai folk music group who feared for their lives because of their fiercely anti-establishment songs are celebrating this week after being admitted to

Macau Matters | Shenzhen’s new EV Horizon

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – edition no. 3348

• Sonia Chan faces tough questions on democratic reform at the AL * Macao Foundation chief praises country at website launch * Guangzhou finding a sense of humor at ‘Watermelon’ club * The

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