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Trump backers' disparate hopes coalesce around promise of change

WASHINGTON: The pomp and circumstance were like any big Washington celebration: a regal backdrop, the patriotic music, the military precision of the ceremony. But the throngs who attended Friday’s inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump came for change. Dramatic change. Some came to hear about changes in America’s world view or a desire for stronger… Read More »

'Underground' Catholics pose challenge for Pope's hopes of better relations with China

BEIJING/HONG KONG: Every winter Sunday in the Chinese village of Youtong, hundreds of Catholic faithful brave subzero temperatures to meet in a makeshift, tin-roofed church. Tucked away in a back alley in a rural area of Hebei, the province with China’s biggest Catholic community, the gatherings are tolerated – but are illegal in the eyes… Read More »

French Far-right leader hopes for Trump-like win in 2016 election

LONDON: Donald Trump’s election win was a victory of the people against the elite, France’s far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen said on Sunday, adding she hoped the French people would follow suit next year. Opinion polls show Le Pen likely to win the first round of French presidential elections next April but… Read More »

Tennis: Kuznetsova into last eight, keeps Singapore hopes alive

MOSCOW: Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova cruised into the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup on Wednesday (Oct 19) with a straight-sets win over Alize Cornet to keep her hopes alive of making the WTA Finals. The two-time Grand Slam title winner, ranked ninth in the world, won 6-4, 7-5 in one hour 45 minutes. Russian veteran Kuznetsova… Read More »