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Month: June 2016

Hopes for democracy crushed in the Chinese rebel village of Wukan

By James Pomfret WUKAN, China (Reuters) – Hopes for democracy in the Chinese village of Wukan, where an uprising against corruption five years ago gained global notice and led to direct village-wide elections, have all but evaporated, with protest leaders either in detention, in exile, facing arrest or quitting their posts. Villagers have been marching […]

Classical Music Listings for July 1-7

Photo The composer and performer Tyshawn Sorey begins a six-night residency at the Stone on Tuesday. See listing below. Credit Loren Wohl for The New York Times A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area. Full reviews of recent classical performances: nytimes.com/classical. A searchable guide to these and other […]

Marlene Jesso, veteran N.L. police officer, named to marijuana task force

A police officer from Newfoundland and Labrador who has spent much of her career fighting drug use will now advise the federal government on how to legalize marijuana. Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Supt. Marlene Jesso was among the nine members of a task force named Thursday. “My career has been devoted to law enforcement but the federal government has […]

Rowing-Russia rowing crew banned from Rio, N.Zealand get their place

* Russian rower tests positive for metabolic modulator * Crew banned from Rio Games * New Zealand quadruple sculls elevated to take their place WELLINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) – Russia’s men’s quadruple sculls crew have been banned from the Rio Olympics after one of their members failed a doping test in May, the world governing […]

Ski tour operators are freezing holiday prices post-Brexit

Ski tour operators are freezing their holiday prices after the UK voted to leave the EU on June 23, in a bid to encourage positivity in the snowsports holiday industry. The Brexit vote has left many would-be holidaymakers feeling nervous, so forward-looking companies are keen to remove any barriers to booking a holiday. Inghams, Ski […]

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