Trump issues first veto of his presidency, says resolution ‘pu

  Deeming congressional rejection of his border national emerg

ency “reckless” and “dangerous”, President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presi

dency Friday, insisting the situation on the southern frontier amounted to a threat to Americans’ safety.

  ”Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it,” Trump said fr

om the Oval Office before officially sending the measure back to Congress without his approval.

  It is the first time in his two years in office that Trump has used his presidential v

eto power to block legislation and comes after a dozen Senate Republicans joined Democrats to rebu

ke Trump’s use of his national emergency power to bypass Congress and fund construction of a border wall.

  Trump said the resolution, which would have reversed the national emergency, “put countless Americans in danger.”

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First, he claimed that the former President had predicted

  2016 that British voters would reject leaving the European Union in a

referendum while he had predicted they would vote to exit the bloc.

  Obama did not bet on the outcome. But he did however warn Britons

they would go “to the back of the queue” for a trade deal with the US if they left the EU.

  Then Trump claimed — wrongly — that the EU was unwilling to “negotiate with the Obam

a administration” about trade. In fact, the previous administration sought to conclude a Tran

satlantic Trade and Investment Partnership — or TTIP — with Europe, though was unable to get the deal across the

line. Trump’s own talks on trade with Europe have been inconclusive, after he threatened to spark a trade war.

  Trump’s comments on Brexit also illustrated the tendency of a President who admires dictators to throw allied leaders under the bus.

  He criticized Prime Minister Theresa May, whose credibility has been shredded by parliamentary defeats.

  ”She didn’t listen to that and that’s fine, I mean, she’s got to do what she’s got to do,” said Tr

ump, who was forced into a rare apology last year after hammering May’s Brexit strategy on the eve of meeting her in the UK.

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The KC-46 plays a critical role in the refueling of military aircra

  William and Kate, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Harry and Meghan, The Duk

e and Duchess of Sussex, have said they have all spent time in Christchurch and

its “open-hearted and generous” people.

  They condemned the violence on the Muslim community, calling it

“horrifying assault on a way of life that embodies decency, community, and friendship.”

  ”No person should ever have to fear attending a sacred place of worship,” the royal couples said in a statement.

  Here’s the full statement:

  Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives in the devastating attack in Christchurch.

  We have all been fortunate to spend time in Christchurch and have felt the

warm, open-hearted and generous spirit that is core to its remarkable people.

  No person should ever have to fear attending a sacred place of worship.

  This senseless attack is an affront to the people of Christchurch and New Zealand, and the bro

ader Muslim community. It is a horrifying assault on a way of life that embodies decency, community, and friendship.

  We know that from this devastation and deep mourning, the people of New

Zealand will unite to show that such evil can never defeat compassion and tolerance.

  We send our thoughts and prayers to everyone in New Zealand today. 

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According to the latest national students’ fitness surve

urvey, released in 2017, 75 percent of primary and secondary schools had built c

ampus sports venues that met national standards, up from 62.4 percent in 2012. The

survey was conducted by the ministry and the General Administration of Sport of China.

In 2015, the same survey showed that the overall fitness level of prima

ry and secondary students-including stamina, str

ength and aerobic capacity-had begun to improve following a perennial decline.

“Our measures have worked but it doesn’t mean we can stop pushing. The fact that three-quarters of schools have ade

quate sports fields and facilities shows that we still have room to improve,” Zhong said.

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Xi urges military to meet goalsing, also general secretary of

This year crucial for realizing five-year plan on development of the armed forces

President Xi Jinping urged the military on Tuesday to make all-out efforts to ensure its goals for 2020 are fully realized in a timely manner.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Milit

ary Commission, told national legislators from the People’s Liberation Army and the People’s Armed Police Forc

e that this year is crucial to fulfilling the armed forces’ 13th five-year development plan, from 2016 to 2020.

He asked all military personnel to understand the significance and urgency of the plan’s realization and spare no effort to turn its goals into reality.

Xi ordered the military to focus on improving its com

bat readiness and capability. It should also deepen its reform, foster innovation and present new ach

ievements for the coming 70th birthday of the People’s Republic of China in October, he added.

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New soldiers show enhanced qualities, leading officer says

China’s new generation of soldiers have developed better comprehensive qualities, are

physically stronger, better educated and more enthusiastic in serving the country, said Senior Colonel Wei

Changjin, political commissar of the Zaozhuang Regional Military Command, on Wednesday.

“With a stronger economy and enhanced education, the comprehensive qualities of newly-

recruited soldiers have been greatly improved,” Wei said before the closing of the Second Session of the 13th Nat

ional Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Newly recruited soldiers are physically stronger thanks to various fitness options and intensifi2019/03/13/wwwsh419llcom-7/ining prov

ided by schools, according to Wei, a member of the CPPCC national committee.

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rayfish students snapped up by employers before graduation

A “crayfish school” in Central China’s Hubei province has recently trended on micro-blogging platform Sina Weibo, Chi

na’s Twitter equivalent, because its students have reportedly all landed jobs before graduation.

The school, officially a food and culture school, is affiliated with Jiangh

an Art Vocational College in Qianjiang city, and offers two-year vocational training in three

majors: crayfish cooking and nutrition, catering management, and marketing.

All 130 students at the school, some of whom sti

ll have one year to go, have secured employment, Gong Dingrong, Qianjiang mayor, told Beijing Youth Daily.

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However, there is no way of knowing if anything other tha

  n coincidence is to blame. Boeing’s 737 historically have an outstanding safety record, and no potential causes — includ

ing human error, random malfunction or terrorism — have yet been ruled out.

  Furthermore, eyewitnesses told CNN that they saw the plane swerving, dipping and emitti

ng smoke as it came down. Those details don’t immediately match with the Lion Air crash.

  We don’t know what technical problems the pilot reported

  Little is known about the Ethiopian Airlines pilots flying the jet on Sunday morning. One of the pilots had flown mo

re than 8,000 hours, according to company CEO GebreMariam. He had an “excellent flying record,” GebreMariam added.

  GebreMariam also told reporters at a press conference that the pilo

t in contact with air traffic control had reported technical difficulties, and later elabo

rated to CNN that he reported “flight control problems.” He asked for clearance to return to Addis Ababa, which

he was granted. What particular problems he cited in those communications are unclear.

  The Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane had flown into Addis Ababa Sunday morning from Johannesburg on Flight ET858.

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hina to punish makers, sellers of fake products ‘until bankru

hina will substantially increase the cost for breaking the law in the crackdown on intellectual property right i

nfringements and counterfeits, Zhang Mao, head of the State Administration for Market Regulation, said on Monday.

“We will make the manufacturers and sellers of fake products pay the price until bankruptcy,” he said.

They will also be exposed to the public and “have no place to hide under the sunshine,” Zhang said.

At the same time, the country will push for the self-discipline of companies and nurture a social credit system, he said.

Through the efforts, the administration aims to gradually

reduce the number of fake products and ease the concerns of the people, Zhang added.

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Research ethics and academic conduct have been a hot topi

after controversies that still loom over Chinese academia.

Scientist He Jiankui’s announcement to have created the world’s first gene-edited babies

to HIV sparked international condemnation, and act

or Zhai Tianlin was found to have committed plagiarism in his doctoral pap

ers, which aroused public anger online.Ethiopian Airlines plane crash: 8 Chinese among 157 victimsAn Ethiopian Ai

lines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard

There were no survivors onboard the flight

 Eight Chinese were aboard the flight, seven were from the mainland and one from Hong Kong

The plane was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, the same plane that crashed in Indonesia in October, killing 189

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