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Koch Industries interrogated in China

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A Koch Industries executive was prevented from leaving the immediate vicinity of his hotel in southern China in early June, The New York Times reported Thursday, citing three sources.

In the days that followed, the unnamed Chinese-American executive was interrogated about topics including U.S.-China trade tensions, and was not allowed to leave the country until the State Department intervened, the Times report said.

The detention plays into growing fears among American businesspeople about harassment from Chinese authorities. In October, a banker with Switzerland-based UBS was prevented from leaving China in order to meet with Chinese officials.

After Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer at Chinese tech giant Huawei, was arrested in Canada in December at the request of the U.S. government, China arrested former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor.

In January, the State Department issued a travel advisory warning Americans to “exercise increased caution” when traveling to China, due to Beijing’s occasional attempts to prevent U.S. citizens from leaving the country. China subsequently made a similar announcement to its citizens about travel to the United States.
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YouTube employee takes break from censorsing to run over people instead

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Liberal whores break man's phone because he's Kaitlyn Bennett's fiance

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Journalist Andy Ngo beaten by antifa activists at Portland protest

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An Oregon photojournalist who covers Portland’s frequently violent protest scene was taken to the hospital Saturday after being attacked by black-masked antifa activists.

Andy Ngo, an editor at the online platform Quillette, said he was struck on the head and face “multiple times” by antifa protesters, who also threw objects and a milkshake at him as he tried to walk away.

The attack, recorded in part by the Oregonian and posted on Twitter, came during Saturday’s Rose City Antifa counter-protest against a rally held by the far-right group Proud Boys in downtown Portland.
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‘I barely know the guy’: To minimize critics, Trump employs selective amnesia

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President Trump sat across from British Ambassador Kim Darroch during the annual St. Patrick’s Day lunch on Capitol Hill in March, inquiring about Brexit and bragging of his strong political standing, according to people familiar with their exchange.

It wasn’t the first time they met. Trump interacted with Darroch on a number of occasions in London and Washington, and most of the president’s senior aides have attended parties at the luxurious, chandelier-draped embassy in Northwest Washington and met with the ambassador at the White House.

But after leaked cables showed Darroch criticizing Trump’s administration as “inept” and the president as “insecure,” the president seemed to have a memory lapse.

“I don’t know the Ambassador but have been told he is a pompous fool,” Trump wrote Tuesday on Twitter.

The rejoinder fit a familiar pattern for Trump, who is quick to minimize ties with people who criticize him or who find themselves facing an onslaught of negative attention that reflects poorly on the president.

Among those who have gotten the “I barely know the guy” treatment: Former acting attorney general Matthew G. Whitaker, conservative commentator Ann Coulter, former lawyer Michael Cohen, fired FBI director James B. Comey, former senior White House aide Stephen K. Bannon, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former State Department official Brett McGurk, longtime adviser Roger Stone, former White House aide Cliff Sims, former campaign aide George Papadopoulos and even the rapper Lil Jon, who starred on Trump’s reality TV show “Celebrity Apprentice.”

The people change, but the comments are eerily similar — and are something of a joke among some Trump advisers.
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BREAKING NEWS R. Kelly Arrested on Federal Charges

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meanwhile in americunt ukraine

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The leader of the Right Sector, Dmitry Yarosh, on his Facebook page, appealed to seize the Italians who come to Ukraine.

“In connection with the decision of the Italian“ independent ”court in the so-called“ Vitaliy Markiv case ”I propose to conduct a special operation. Let's "pack" a dozen Italians, who from time to time come to us in Ukraine. We bring them accusations of participation in illegal armed groups of the DPR / LPR and the killing of civilian Ukrainian citizens during 2014-2019 and will be judged for a long time. And then our “most objective” court will impose a life sentence on them, ”wrote Yarosh.

mysterious temple found on billionaire pedophile's rape island

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The federal charges against Jeffrey Epstein, unsealed on Monday morning in New York City, open the latest chapter in the very public campaign to bring the financier to justice. They also underscore how little is known about his life, including the source of his wealth, and how what is known doesn't quite add up. For instance: Is that really a temple on his private island? And to what?

Epstein's island, officially known as Little Saint James, is situated between St. Thomas and St. John, two of the largest islands of the US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. Its 78 acres resemble a bird in flight, with its head, tail, and two wings corresponding to the intercardinal directions.

The main residence and compound occupies the northeast point, and a pair of guest houses occupy the northwest and southeast points. The southwest point, however, features a very different kind of building.

The front is flanked by statues painted in gold; one of them appears to be the trident-wielding Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, while two others look like birds perched on the corners of the roof. It is surrounded by a line of palm trees and a terrace with a labyrinth motif. Finally, the exterior seems to incorporate an optical illusion, to create the impression that the exterior windows and door are set within carved flanges.

Certain features of the "temple" raise even more questions. When INSIDER consulted James Both, a contractor and engineer based in Chicago, he first pointed to the wooden door. "It's styled like what you might see on a castle, with what appears to be a reinforcing lock bar across the face," he said. "What makes it peculiar is that if you wanted to keep people out, the bar would be placed inside the building, [but the] locking bar appears to be placed on the outside ... as if it were intended to lock people in."
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Nice: Chicago-area kindergarten teacher charged in sexual assault

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BURBANK, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago-area private school kindergarten teacher has been charged with sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography stemming from alleged encounters with two underage students.

Shannon Griffin of Oak Lawn is a teacher at Jordan Baptist School in Burbank. The Cook County sheriff’s office alleges the 49-year-old “engaged in sexual conduct” with a boy enrolled at the school.

Griffin is also charged with sending nude pictures and videos of herself to that boy and another boy at the school. She allegedly asked them to send her images.

Griffin’s alleged conduct began in 2013 and continued until March.

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