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The US strengthens trade with Taiwan and flies and navigates through the strait

AFP | EFE Washington | Beijing Updated Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 09:56The island signs a contract for 83.3 million dollars with the Biden administration for the maintenance of its PAC-3 missiles until 2026Q&A What are the keys to Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan and why does it irritate China so much? Asia Is Taiwan prepared to resist an attack by the powerful Chinese army? The United States is stepping up trade with Taiwan and making new air and sea crossings across the strait separating the island from mainland China in response to Beijing's "provocative" actions, a senior US official said on Friday.An "ambitious roadmap" for the trade relationship will be released "in a few days," while US forces will transit the Taiwan Strait "in the next few weeks," Kurt Campbell, White House...
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Biden sees his ambitious fiscal and climate plan supported in Congress

Updated Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 09:31The so-called Inflation Reduction Law obtained 220 votes in favor and 207 against in the House of RepresentativesPresident Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden begin their vacation.MANUEL BALCE CENETA | APThousands of millions The US Senate gives the green light to the great climate and fiscal plan of the Democrats USA Inflation soars, growth sinks, and Biden's economic agenda on the verge of collapse Three months before the US legislative elections, considered a mid-term referendum, the country's president, Joe Biden, received final approval from Congress on Friday for his ambitious tax, climate and environmental law.The so-called Inflation Reduction Law obtained 220 votes in favor and 207 against in the House of Representatives, controlled by t...
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Russia-Ukraine war: three wounded in fresh shelling near nuclear reactor as UN urges demilitarized zone – live | Ukraine

Key eventsShow key events onlyPlease turn on JavaScript to use this featureRussia have warned the US that potentially placing Russia on the US State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism could be a diplomatic “point of no return”, and trigger a total breakdown of relations between the two countries.Alexander Darchievdirector of the Russian foreign ministry's North American Department, was asked in an interview with Russian news agency TASS whether the possibility of lowering diplomatic relations between Moscow and Washington was being considered. The diplomat said:I would not like to go into hypothetical speculation about what is possible and what is not possible in the current turbulent situation, when Westerners led by the United States have trampled on international law an...
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Trump search warrant reveals he took classified material home

Updated Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 09:05Trump could have violated the Espionage Law, in addition to having obstructed the work of JusticeFile image of former President Donald Trump.AFPUSA Donald Trump, investigated by Justice for stealing state secrets The search warrant for the home of the former US president donald trump (2017 - 2021), published this Friday, reveals that the former president took classified material homeso it could have violated the Espionage Lawin addition to having obstructed the work of Justice.The US Attorney General, the Democrat Merrick Garlandasked the judge that the search warrant and the inventory of what was seized in the raid that the FBI did last Monday at the residence of Trump in Mar-a-Lago (Florida) they would no longer be under summary secrecy, someth...
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‘The world is my oyster’: Nicola Sturgeon on feminism, her last push for independence and life after politics | Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon won’t take “no” for an answer. Standing at one end of the long table in the cabinet room at her official Edinburgh residence, Bute House, her white suit jacket is reflected in the glossy mahogany. Sturgeon is convinced that the final scene of Dirty Dancing includes a moment when Patrick Swayze leaps on to a table just like this. Two young women on her political staff disagree: Swayze was dancing down the aisle, they insist – correctly. How can she not remember this; how many times has she watched it? It’s the first rule of Scottish interaction that the more you like a person, the more you take the piss out of them. Perhaps it is the sunny afternoon or the slightly less punishing schedule of Holyrood in recess but, for now at least, Scotland’s longest-serving first minist...
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‘Books bring us into being’: how writing about reading became an inspiring literary genre of its own | Books

Books throw us into the world as much as they provide respite from it. Now that summer is here, I am reminded of the particular pleasure of lying reading on the grass. It’s a memory of adolescence, filled with sensuality: toes curled on to green softness; the sun, pulsing hot on bare legs; the book – Jane Eyre, or The God of Small Things perhaps – held aloft to keep glare off the face. But it also has an ethical charge. I was reading, as so many young women have read, to find out how to be a strong woman in an oppressive world, how to channel anger and let it take me outwards, away from the pettiness of family squabbles; how to allow the body’s needs and wants to play out without shame.Think of Jane Eyre herself. The novel begins with Jane poring over Thomas Bewick’s The History of Brit...
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‘She asked me, will they kill you if they discover you?’: Afghan girls defy education ban at secret schools | Afghanistan

When inspectors arrive at the school gate, which is most weeks now, the older girls know the drill. They slip away from their classes, race to a musty room and huddle together for long minutes that sometimes stretch into hours, hoping they won't be discovered by the men who want them shut up at home.The Taliban have banned secondary education for girls, the only gender-based bar on studying in the world. One year on from the withdrawal of US troops and the militant group's takeover from the country, learning algebra is now an illegal act of resistance. Teenagers who should be worrying about complex equations, English grammar or Persian poetry, also have to weigh up what happens if they are found in a classroom.Students leave a secret girls' school in Afghanistan in July. Photograph: N...
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TCL C635 de 55″, análisis y opinión

Muchos usuarios ya conocen a TCL por sus smartphones –ya hemos analizado varios—, pero tal vez piensen que TCL acaba de llegar al segmento de los televisores. Nada más lejos de la realidad. De hecho, TCL lleva más de 30 años siendo uno de los principales fabricantes de pantallas del mundo. La marca tiene un sólido catálogo de televisores y en este análisis vamos a profundizar en el TCL C635 de 55", uno de sus modelos más interesantes por la excelente relación calidad precio que ofrece.Hablamos de un televisor de gama media que llega con un precio de 817 euros respaldado por una pantalla con tecnología QLED y la promesa de un buen comportamiento en contenidos HDR y en juegos. Analizamos el TCL C635 de 55" y te damos nuestra opinión.TCL C635 de 55"Dimensiones122,7 x 71,1 x 5,1cm (...
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Hotels this summer, how they are transforming

The hotel sector is recovering in 2022, and forecasts indicate that this year in Spain there will be a growth of 70% compared to last year. In relation to these data, CM.com has identified 8 trends that will mark this summer of 2022. “Digitization is reaching all sectors by leaps and bounds, and the hotel industry was not going to be less. One of the most important keys that will differentiate the best is the customer experience that they are able to offer”says Pablo de Mier, Country Manager for Spain at CM.com. 8 hotel industry trends This 2022 the Spanish hotel sector will register a growth of 70% compared to last year. These are the 8 trends: Local tourism: After the pandemic, many countries gradually reopened their borders. However, the constant c...
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‘Syl’s House’: Lynx honor Fowles in home farewell

MINNEAPOLIS -- As the Target Center crowd chanted "Syl's House!" and teammates and opponents alike looked on with pride, Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles soaked up the affection Friday night.Fowles, a former MVP and the WNBA's all-time-leading rebounder, will retire at season's end, and the Lynx and their fans wanted to make sure she felt appreciated. Fowles has spent the past eight seasons of her 15-year WNBA career with Minnesota, a place that turned out to be a perfect fit for the Florida native."What hit me the hardest in the ceremony was the fans," Fowles said of the postgame celebration that was held on the court after the Lynx fell 96-69 to Seattle in Minnesota's last regular-season home game." Just listening to them scream and give me my flowers, shall we say. It was nice."Fo...