Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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Grieving father: ‘I don’t play Trump songs anymore’

March 23, 2017

(CNN)Last year, Kraig Moss sold the equipment for his construction business in upstate New York and stopped making mortgage payments so he could follow Donald Trump on the campaign trail. The amateur country crooner sang pro-Trump ditties while strumming a guitar emblazoned with Trump campaign stickers, earning him the moniker “Trump Troubadour.” International media dubbed him “the voice of unheard America.” See the latest news and share your comments with …

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Trump’s wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing

March 20, 2017

… said on NBC. “Now maybe this is the way he conducted his real estate business, with half-truths and sometimes no-truths and a lot of bluster. That, in my opinion, is no way to run a business. But it’s an even worse way to run a country.” Rep.: Trump comments should appall Americans Republican Rep. Tom Cole told reporters Friday that Trump should say sorry to Obama if he couldn’t support his claims. “Frankly, unless you can produce some pretty …

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Florida Prosecutor’s Refusal To Seek Death Penalties Draws Political Backlash

March 17, 2017

… chip for prosecutors. My duty is to seek justice, which is fairness, objectivity and decency. I am prohibited from making the severity of sentences the index of my effectiveness. This has been an inconsistent system since I took office, she said. The state should not be in the business of killing people. The other issue is the enormous cost and the years even decades of litigation involved in a death penalty case. The money the state spends on death penalty cases can be saved to prosecute …

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Dina Powell to be named deputy national security adviser for strategy

March 16, 2017

… seeing the big picture and putting in place the details. She has a real gift for partnerships, it’s one of the things that makes her so effective,” Hughes told CNN when Powell first joined the Trump administration. During her time at State, Powell connected business leaders with the government to provide disaster relief and worked with college presidents to recruit international students. Powell, the official said, will focus on long-term planning for the National Security Council …

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Trade Minister: How Nigeria can kick oil habit and become a global player

March 16, 2017

(CNN)“Never waste a good crisis” is a motto for Dr. Okechukwu “Okey” Enelamah, the Nigerian minister of industry, trade and investment. Right now, he has plenty to work with. One of the largest economies in Africa is shrinking. Collapsing oil revenue has plunged Nigeria into a full-year recession for the first time since 1991, and caused a damaging foreign currency shortage. …

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Tillerson to warn China of sanctions over North Korea

March 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will tell his counterparts in China that the US is prepared to increase financial penalties against Chinese companies and banks that do business with North Korea, according to senior US officials. Tillerson will deliver this message on his first official trip to Asia, a three-country tour that promises to be a tightrope walk of diplomatic tensions — and nowhere more so than in Beijing, North Korea’s closest ally and protector. While …

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Singapore hawkers innovate to keep street food tradition alive

March 16, 2017

… the addition of flour, the way most fishballs are made nowadays. After one-and-a-half years working this space with many 12-hour days, Ng takes home just about S$1,000 ($712) each month. When he recently increased fishball prices from S$3 to S$3.50, he was met with a 40% plunge in business. Editor’s note: Since being interviewed for this story, Ng has temporarily closed his stall. He tells CNN he plans to reopen his business soon in a new location. Singapore’s hawker foods: …

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