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Bilderberg 2017: secret meeting of global leaders could prove a problem for Trump

The annual gathering of government and industry elites will include a ‘progress report’ on the Trump administration. Will it get a passing grade?

The storm around Donald Trump is about to shift a few miles west of the White House, to a conference centre in Chantilly, Virginia, where the embattled president will be getting his end-of-term grades from the people whose opinion really matters: Bilderberg.

The secretive three-day summit of the political and economic elite kicks off on Thursday in heavily guarded seclusion at the Westfields Marriott, a luxury hotel a short distance from the Oval Office.

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Jared Kushner’s family is trying to raise $150 million from Chinese investors in exchange for US visas

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Organizers barred journalists on Sunday from a publicly advertised event in Shanghai to attract Chinese investment in a US real estate project linked to the family of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law in exchange for immigrant visas.

The two-tower luxury apartment complex in New Jersey, One Journal Square, is being developed by KABR Group and the Kushner Companies, which until recently was headed by senior White House advisor Jared Kushner, the husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka.

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Four of the World’s Most Dangerous Trails for the Adrenaline Junkie

Hiking by most accounts involves nothing more than putting one foot in front of the other over and over until you reach your final destination. However, some of the most dangerous adventures in the world involve simply navigating a trail with nothing more than a healthy dose of fear and a desire to push your self to the edge–just not over it.

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As U.S. and China find common ground on North Korea, is Russia the wild card?

When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent Lunar New Year greetings this year, the first card went to Russian President Vladimir Putin, ahead of leaders from China and other allies of the isolated country, according to its official news agency.

Some academics who study North Korea argue Kim could be looking for Russia to ease any pain if China, which accounts for about 90 percent of North Korea’s trade, steps up sanctions against the isolated country as part of moves to deter its nuclear and missile programs.

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China and Europe discuss plans for first human outpost on the moon

The ESA says the proposed “Moon Village” could be a potential launch site for future missions and help develop space tourism.

The European Space Agency and China are discussing a potential collaboration for a human base on the moon.

The talks about a possible lunar outpost were first disclosed by the secretary general for China’s space agency, Tian Yulong, and have now been confirmed by the ESA.

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Saving China’s Pandas: Is keeping pandas in captivity harmful?

They’re cute, cuddly and one of China’s most instantly recognisable symbols. The humble panda is loved the world over.

They’ve become a tourist attraction, generating huge revenues each year. And a diplomatic tool, doled out by China to countries in exchange for favourable trade deals.

But with efforts to boost the wild population facing numerous challenges, are pandas destined to survive only in captivity as cute national symbols?

101 East ventures deep into the mountains of northwest China and joins the search for the elusive wild panda.

China has sent 150,000 troops to its North Korea border

China and South Korea have signaled they would take a stand against North Korea if it conducted another nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile test, according to reports.

China’s state-owned newspaper, Global Times, has unconfirmed reports that China’s army had sent 150,000 troops to the border with North Korea and that South Korea was conducting military drills in the border area.

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