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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Four days after a Minneapolis police officer fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape, the officer has yet to talk with investigators, and his attorney has given no indication he ever will.
Millions heed anti-Maduro shutdown in Venezuela
By Andrew Cawthorne and Girish Gupta CARACAS (Reuters) - Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and the scrapping of plans for a new congress they fear will consolidate dictatorship in the OPEC country. From the Andes to the Amazon, millions joined the 24-hour shutdown, staying at home, closing businesses or manning roadblocks in a civil disobedience campaign the opposition hopes will end nearly two decades of socialist rule. "We must all do our best to get rid of this tyrant," said Miguel Lopez, 17, holding a homemade shield emblazoned with "No To Dictatorship!" at a barrier on a Caracas street devoid of traffic.
William, Kate take Brexit 'charm offensive' to Germany
Prince William and his wife Kate began Wednesday a three-day visit to Germany billed as a "charm offensive" by local media as Britain begins thorny Brexit talks in earnest. Under brilliant summer sunshine, William, who is second in line to the British throne, and Kate touched down in Berlin from Poland accompanied by their young children George and Charlotte.
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Yes, you read that correctly: it?s 20 times hotter than Tabasco. If you?re the type to vehemently shake the Tabasco bottle in hopes of upping its mild spiciness to something a bit more eye-watering, this brand new pepper sauce is probably up your alley. Tabasco recently released its hottest hot sauce yet?intimidatingly dubbed Tabasco Scorpion Hot Sauce?and it?s nearly 20 times hotter than the Original Red Sauce!
Royal Navy scrambles to shadow Chinese warships in English Channel as they head to Baltics for first war games with Russia
The Royal Navy scrambled a warship to shadow a Chinese flotilla as it steamed through the English Channel en route to meet Russian vessels for manoeuvres in the Baltic Sea. The trio of Chinese warships passed through the Strait of Dover under the watch of the HMS Richmond, a Type 23 frigate, at the weekend. They then headed across the North Sea, where they were spotted being escorted by Dutch vessels earlier this week ahead of manoeuvres with Vladimir Putin?s navy which begin on Friday. China?s state-run Global Times newspaper said on Tuesday that the 052D, the country?s ?most advanced guided-missile destroyer?, was taking part in the week-long joint drills. The Chinese warships later headed through Dutch waters on their way to the Baltic Credit: Rob Verkerk The ship ?is equipped with phased array radar and a vertical launching system?, the newspaper said. Russian media say ten ships will take part in the first phase of the exercise, joined by more than 10 aircraft and helicopters. Route of Chinese warships The drills mark the first occasion that Chinese warships have ever carried out manoeuvres in the strategically important Baltic Sea. The People?s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy had just completed exercises in the Mediterranean, another show of strength from Beijing as it rapidly expands its military reach across the globe. The drills with Russia mark the first occasion that Chinese warships have ever carried out manoeuvres in the strategically important Baltic Sea Credit: Rob Verkerk Professor Ni Lexiong, a Shanghai-based military expert, told The Telegraph the Baltic Sea drills were aimed at Nato, but were being carried out in response to drills that were recently staged by the US, India and Japan in the Indian Ocean, which were directed towards China. ?China and Russia have pledged to enhance their strategic relationship by regularly staging military drills,? said Prof Ni, director of the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law?s Sea Power and Defence Policy Research Institute. ?China also has its own plans,? he added. ?Which is to show the world that it is a major naval power.? A Chinese naval fleet held a military exercise with the Russian navy in St Petersburg and Kaliningrad last month. The two countries have held joint drills every year since 2012, and military officials in China said this year?s manoeuvres will focus on ?joint rescue efforts and protecting cargo vessels?. China and Russia both have veto powers on the UN Security Council, and regularly vote together on major issues such as the crisis in Syria. This position often puts them at odds with the United States and Western Europe.
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