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A man passes the ticket gate through facial recognition payment system at Zijingshan subway station in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province, Sept. 27, 2019. Photo: Li Jianan / Xinhua

Chinese City Fully Launches Face-Scanning at Metro

ZHENGZHOU, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) — Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, has become the nation's first to apply facial recognition technology at all its metro stations, according to Zhengzhou Metro.
Chinese and Israeli business elites hold discussion on cooperation at the 23rd GoforIsrael investment conference in Tel Aviv, Israel on Dec. 2, 2019. Photo: Chen Wenxian / Xinhua

Chinese, Israeli Business Elites See More Cooperation Opportunities in High-Tech Sector

JERUSALEM, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) — At the 23rd GoforIsrael investment conference held in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, both Chinese and Israeli business elites believed that more cooperation opportunities between the two sides in various sectors, particularly in the hi-tech sector, would be created.
President Donald Trump listens as French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a meeting at Winfield House during the NATO summit, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in London. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP

Trump Takes Bold Stance at NATO as Impeachment Boils at Home

LONDON (AP) — Thumping his chest on the world stage as he faces an impeachment inquiry at home, President Donald Trump claimed credit Tuesday for transforming NATO as the military alliance marks its 70th anniversary. But he also clashed with America's NATO allies, especially French President Emmanuel Macron, about defense spending and the alliance's very mission.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony of Nigeria's University of Transportation at Daura, Katsina state, Nigeria, on Dec. 2, 2019. Photo: Yang Hongjie / Xinhua

Nigeria Builds Nation’s First Transportation University with Chinese Support

DAURA, Nigeria, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) — Nigeria has started the construction of the country's first transportation university assisted by a Chinese firm.
In this March 12, 2016, file photo Google co-founder Sergey Brin speaks during a press conference after finishing the third match of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match in Seoul, South Korea. Google co-founders Larry Page and Brin are stepping down from their roles within the parent company, Alphabet. Page, who had been serving as CEO of Alphabet, and Brin, who had been president of Alphabet, will remain on the board of the company. Photo: Lee Jin-man, File / AP

Google Co-Founders Step Down as Execs of Parent Alphabet

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The co-founders of Google are stepping down as executives of its parent company, Alphabet, ending a remarkable two decades during which Larry Page and Sergey Brin shaped a startup born in a Silicon Valley garage into one of the largest, most powerful — and, increasingly, most feared — companies in the world.
In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is going on trial for his troublesome tweets in a case pitting the billionaire against a British diver he allegedly dubbed a pedophile. Photo: Jae C. Hong, File / AP

Tesla CEO Musk Facing Defamation Trial for ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk is going on trial Tuesday for his troublesome tweets in a defamation case pitting the billionaire against a British diver he allegedly branded a pedophile.
This is a handout photo taken on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, showing a 18,000 years old Puppy found in permafrost in the Russia's Far East, on display at the Yakutsk's Mammoth Museum, Russia. Russian scientists have presented a unique prehistoric canine, believed to be 18,000 years old and found in permafrost in the Russia's Far East, to the public on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Photo: Sergei Fyodorov, Yakutsk Mammoth Museum via AP

Russian Scientists Present Ancient Puppy Found in Permafrost

YAKUTSK, Russia (AP) — Russian scientists on Monday showed off a prehistoric puppy, believed to be 18,000 years old, found in permafrost in the country’s Far East.

Patriotism Is the Theme of Christmas at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is celebrating American patriotism at the White House this Christmas, incorporating red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American design, innovation and architecture and studding a Christmas tree with her family’s annual ornament, the American flag.
In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, people walk past buildings that were burned during recent protests, in Shahriar, Iran, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of the capital, Tehran. Amnesty International says at least 208 people in Iran have been killed amid protests over sharply rising gasoline prices and a subsequent crackdown by security forces. The country has yet to release any nationwide statistics about the unrest last month. Photo: Vahid Salemi, File / AP

Amnesty Says at Least 208 Killed in Iran Protests, Crackdown

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At least 208 people in Iran have been killed amid protests over sharply rising gasoline prices and a subsequent crackdown by security forces, Amnesty International said Monday, as one government official acknowledged telling police to shoot demonstrators.
Workers check equipment at a wind power plant in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 18, 2018. Photo: Zhao Ge / Xinhua

UNEP Chief Lauds China for Global Leadership in Tackling Climate Crisis

NAIROBI (Xinhua) — China has become an important global partner in addressing the current climate crisis as the country demonstrates concrete ways to achieve a low-carbon future, chief of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has said.

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