Barbara Bush welcomes 'bundle of joy'

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Barbara Bush welcomes ‘bundle of joy’

View of Bush family gathering for Barbara’s 70th birthday with her husband Jeb, the former governor of Florida, and their children in December 2012, with daughters Jenna, left, and Barbara in the foreground Image…

Ecuador declares prison emergency after 116 inmates killed

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Ecuador declares prison emergency after 116 inmates killed

Health team has offered to transport prisoners to hospital or nearby hospitals, as President Lenin Moreno, the prison’s director and the former president Rafael Correa meet Ecuador’s government on Wednesday declared a prison emergency…

Now Angela Merkel’s odds are looking better. But why?

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Now Angela Merkel’s odds are looking better. But why?

In the German election, the socialist party won around 20%, an excellent result given their party banner. Here are the main scenarios. The SPD must accept Angela Merkel, despite growing pressure in Germany. The…

China's military is the most ambitious in the world

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China’s military is the most ambitious in the world

“Our military is the most ambitious in the world,” says Xu Caihou, a former general who retired in 2012. “Our military has evolved into a combat efficiency reserve force and became a great national…