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US says Saudis promise accountability but deny knowledge over missing writer

ANKARA: Saudi Arabia promised to ensure a thorough probe and accountability over a missing Saudi journalist but stood by denials the kingdom killed him, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, as he paid a supportive visit to the under-fire ally.President Donald Trump dispatched Pompeo on an urgent mission to Riyadh to defuse a crisis […]

Seoul hails Pyongyang’s promise to restore inter-Korea hotline as ‘significant’

Seoul hails Pyongyang’s promise to restore inter-Korea hotline as ‘significant’

Pyongyang said on Wednesday it will restore a hotline with the South at 6.30 GMT, after Seoul proposed high-level talks in response to Kim Jong-Un’s calls for better relations and suggestion his country might attend the Winter Olympics. Kim also welcomed Seoul’s support for his overtures, a North Korean official told state television. Seoul hailed […]

Chinese Sports School: Training or Torture?

Chinese Sports School: Training or Torture?

“Sport is a serious business at the Shichahai School, which is one of more than 300 elite, and controversial, government-funded academies devoted to training the next generation of Chinese athletes”, writes Telegraph in a report published in 2008, just before the Beijing Olympics. Training for sports starts at a young age in China. Most were […]