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BEIJING, Aug 19 (Reuters) - China on Thursday marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region on the roof of the world, with a call to accept the rule of the Communist Party. Beijing has ruled the remote western region since 1951, after its People's Liberation Army marched in and took control in what it calls a "peaceful liberation". Most leaders after Mao forbade the practice, although under Xi's rule, his solo portraits as well as those with him and four previous leaders have been placed extensively in Tibet. Beijing brands the current Dalai Lama, exiled in neighbouring India, as a dangerous separatist and instead recognises the current Panchen Lama, put in place by the party, as the highest religious figure in Tibet. As a mark of the party's rule over Tibetan Buddhism, Wang presented the Panchen Lama with a commemorative plaque at the ceremony.
Persons: Wang Yang, Dalai Lamas, Xi Jinping, Mao, Han, Lamas, Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama, Wang, Yew Lun, Anil D'Silva Organizations: Tibet Autonomous, Communist Party, People's Liberation Army, Thomson Locations: BEIJING, China, Tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region, Beijing, Lhasa, India
Dr. Marc Lieberman, an ophthalmologist and self-proclaimed “Jewish Buddhist” who, when he wasn’t treating glaucoma, organized a dialogue between Jewish scholars and the Dalai Lama, and who later brought sight back to thousands of Tibetans stricken by cataracts, died on Aug. 2 at his home in San Francisco. Dr. Lieberman, who called himself a “JuBu,” retained his Jewish faith but incorporated aspects of Buddhist teachings and practices. He kept kosher and observed the sabbath, but he also meditated several times a day. He studied the Torah, but he also led efforts to build a Buddhist monastery in Northern California. “I’m a healthy mosaic of Judaism and Buddhism,” Dr. Lieberman said in an interview with The Los Angeles Times in 2006.
Persons: Marc Lieberman, Dalai Lama, Michael, . Lieberman, , , Dr, Lieberman Organizations: Los Angeles Times Locations: San Francisco, Northern California
China's Xi visits Tibet for first time as president
  + stars: | 2021-07-23 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a welcoming ceremony for Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos outside the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jason LeeBEIJING, July 23 (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping visited the Tibet Autonomous Region on July 21-22, according to the official Xinhua news agency, in his first recorded visit as leader of the nation. In Lhasa, Xi visited a monastery and the Potala Palace Square, and "inspected ethnic religion" and Tibetan cultural heritage protection, according to Xinhua. Tibet, on China's border with India, is seen as having critical strategic importance to Beijing. Xi was last in Tibet in 2011, when he was vice president.
Persons: Xi Jinping, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Jason Lee BEIJING, Xi, Dalai Lama, Zhang Youxia, Gabriel Crossley, Sam Holmes Organizations: of, REUTERS, Tibet Autonomous, Xinhua, China's, Military Commission, People's Liberation Army, Thomson Locations: Beijing, China, Tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region, Nyingchi, Lhasa, Sichuan, Potala, Xinhua, Dalai, India
But the proposed Fudan University campus has become a potent issue. The Fudan campus is planned for construction at this site in Budapest, Hungary, seen on April 23, 2021. According to the Direkt36 report, the so-called Fudan Hungary University would be established and maintained by a Chinese-Hungarian asset management foundation -- suggesting joint revenue from the project. CNN contacted Fudan University for a comment on the loan, but had not received a reply at time of publishing. Nonetheless, two-thirds of Hungarians who have heard about the project oppose the Fudan University plan, according to a poll by liberal think tank Republikon Institute.
Persons: Viktor Orbán's, Orbán's, Orbán, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony, Péter Krekó, Krekó, Viktor Orbán, Karácsony, Xi Jinping, Gergely Karacsony, it's, Dermot Hodson, Mark Rutte, Hodson, Jobbik, Tamás Matura, Matura, Critics, George Soros, Dalai Lama Organizations: CNN, Fidesz, Fudan University, Fudan, China's Communist Party, Budapest Mayor, European Union, EU, Budapest, Birkbeck College , University of London, Dutch, Fudan Hungary University, Yale University, Republikon Institute, Budapest's Corvinus University, Central, Eastern European Center, Asian Studies, Chinese Communist Party, Central European University Locations: Budapest, Hungary, Shanghai, Europe, United States, Brussels, Berlin, Beijing, Belgrade, China, Orbán's, Hong Kong, Hungary's, Vienna, Hungarian, Dalai
It's undeniable that "Hollywood" — defined here as the movie and television entertainment industry — has been brought to heel by the CCP. It was 1998, when Disney boss Michael Eisner apologized to his "friends" in the Chinese Communist Party. Disney's release of the 1997 film "Kundun," a meditative biopic of the 14th Dalai Lama, directed by one of the most revered filmmakers of all time, Martin Scorsese. By the mid-'90s, the CCP cautiously allowed some Hollywood films to screen within its borders, and the response was immediate: The people loved it. The move "earned Eisner plaudits in Hollywood for standing up for freedom of expression," James B. Stewart writes in "Disney War."
Persons: Martin, Brad Pitt, , It's, supplicance, Michael Eisner, Dalai Lama, Martin Scorsese, China's, Mao Scorsese's, Dalai, Mao Zedong, Mao, Eisner —, Eisner, James B, Stewart, MATT CAMPBELL, Eisner wasn't, Henry Kissinger —, Henry Kissinger, Kissinger, Scorsese, Disney, Zhu Rongji, PEN America —, John Cena's, isn't, Lebron James —, Daryl Morey's retweet Organizations: Chinese Communist Party, Hollywood, Communist Party, CCP, Disney, wouldn't, Getty, UK's Radio, East, PEN America, Publicity Department, Central Propaganda Department, Hong, North, NBA, Houston Rockets, PEN Locations: China, Tibet, India, Hollywood, AFP, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan, America, Beijing, North Korean, North American
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama addresses a gathering at the Thupsung Dhargyeling Monastery in Dirang, in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, India April 6, 2017. Beijing regards the Dalai Lama, who has lived in exile in northern India for more than six decades, as a dangerous "splittist", or separatist, and frowns on any engagement with him. Several Indian state leaders subsequently greeted the Dalai Lama saying his values, teachings and way of life is an inspiration to humanity. Chinese troops seized Tibet in 1950 in what Beijing calls a "peaceful liberation", and the Dalai Lama fled into exile in 1959, following a failed uprising against Chinese rule. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen also wished the Dalai Lama a happy birthday, tweeting: “Thank you for teaching us the importance of coming together to help one another through this pandemic."
Persons: Dalai, Narendra Modi, Dalai Lama, Modi, Lama, Xi Jinping, Tsai Ing, Sanjeev Miglani, Ben Blanchard, Simon Cameron, Moore Organizations: Dalai Lama, REUTERS, Indian, Relations, Thomson Locations: Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh, India, DELHI, China, Beijing, Tibet, Delhi, India's Ladakh, Taiwan, Taipei
China is broadening a political education campaign as it celebrates the 70th anniversary of its control over Tibet. Asked who his spiritual leader was, a monk at Lhasa's historic Jokhang temple named Xi. "The posters coincide with a massive political education programme which is called 'feeling gratitude to the party' education," said Robert Barnett, a Tibetan studies veteran scholar at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. Photos of the spiritual leader are now strictly banned, according to rights groups and Tibetans who have since left the region. The foreign ministry repeated China's position that the Dalai Lama was "attempting to separate Tibet from China."
Persons: Xi Jinping, Communist Party and Xi, Xi, Robert Barnett, Martin Pollard Read, Dalai Lama, Dalai, Chunwen, Kelsang Wandui, Wandui, Wang Zhen Organizations: Communist Party and, Reuters, University of London's School of Oriental, Studies, Tibet Autonomous, REUTERS, Tibet’s Department of Education, Tibet's College of Buddhism, Communist Party, Tibetan Administration, Department of Education, Thomson Locations: Lhasa, China, Tibet, Beijing, Potala, Tibet Autonomous Region, Dalai, Dharamsala, India
Activists hold a Tibetan flag next to a sign in a street renamed 'Dalai Lama', near the planned site of Chinese Fudan University campus, in Budapest, Hungary, June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Bernadett SzaboThe liberal opposition mayor of Budapest announced on Wednesday he would rename streets in the Hungarian capital near a planned campus of a Chinese university to commemorate alleged human rights abuses by Beijing. A fourth street will be renamed after a Chinese Catholic bishop who was jailed. Central European University, Hungary's leading private university, relocated most operations to neighbouring Austria in 2019 after Orban's government enacted legal changes that jeopardised its status and launched a public hate campaign against its founder, businessman George Soros. His government says the Chinese doses have helped accelerate the vaccine programme, and the road funding will improve Hungary's transport links.
Persons: Lama, Bernadett Szabo, Dalai Lama, Gergely Karacsony, Viktor Orban, Hungary's, George Soros, Karacsony, Tamas Schanda, Tamas Matura, Orban Organizations: Fudan University, REUTERS, Hong, Fudan, Central European University, Republikon, Corvinus University, EU, Thomson Locations: Budapest, Hungary, Hungarian, Beijing, Tibet, Washington, Hong Kong, China, Russia, Austria, Belgrade
China says to uphold leadership of Communist Party in Tibet
  + stars: | 2021-05-22 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +3 min
REUTERS/Thomas PeterChina will uphold the leadership of the Communist Party in Tibet to further its economic development, and guide Tibetan society in accordance to socialism, the region's top official said on Saturday. The Dalai Lama fled Tibet in 1959 following a failed uprising against Chinese rule. "First and foremost we must uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China," said Tibet's Party Secretary Wu Yingjie at a news conference in Beijing. "Since the peaceful liberation of Tibet in 1951, everyone has discovered that only with party leadership can Tibet continue on this road of prosperous development," Wu said. China has rebuffed attempts by the CTA to reopen a dialogue since 2010, and Beijing maintains that the Dalai Lama is a separatist.
Persons: Thomas Peter China, Dalai Lama, Wu Yingjie, Wu, Dalai, Penpa Tsering Organizations: Tibet Autonomous, REUTERS, Communist Party, Communist Party of China, Tibet's, Central Tibetan Administration, CTA, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Lhasa, Tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, Beijing, United States, Tibetan
In 1959, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama fled into exile, following a failed uprising against Chinese rule. The CTA and Tibetan advocacy groups have received a boost in international support amid rising criticism of China's human rights record, particularly from the United States. Tsering reiterated that when the 14th Dalai Lama passes he will only be reincarnated in a "free country", according to his wishes. "Why are they so concerned with the 15th Dalai Lama?" "The 14th Dalai Lama is still living and he wishes to go to China ... the Chinese government leaders need to learn about Buddhism first."
Persons: Tibet's, Dalai Lama, Penpa Tsering, Samdhong Rinpoche, Stringer, Han, Tsering, formalise, Tsering's, Lobsang Sangay Organizations: REUTERS, Central Tibetan Administration, Reuters, Rights, CTA, Journalists, Communist, White, U.S, Congress, Thomson Locations: Tibet, China, Dharamshala, India, Beijing, United States, U.S, Tibetan, Lhasa
The DOJ is investigating Gaetz for possible sex trafficking crimes. The girl at the center of the Gaetz investigation is the same person involved in one of the sex trafficking counts against Greenberg. Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty ImagesThe DOJ investigation unleashed a Pandora's box of claims about Gaetz's treatment of women. She said the later allegations put forth in the DOJ investigation didn't surprise her. Authorities are scrutinizing whether Gaetz violated federal sex trafficking laws, according to CBS.
Persons: Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, Greenberg, Harry Potter, Chris Latvala, Bill Clark, Trump, Liz Cheney, Michael Ciaglo, Mac Stipanovich, who's, Stipanovich, Luke Ball, Devin Murphy, Gaetz's, Butthead, Erin Scot, Fritz Scheller, Joel Greenberg's, Octavio Jones, Dalai Lama, Noor Salman, Omar Mateen, shouldn't Organizations: DOJ, The Justice, Florida Republican, Republican, Service, FL, Representatives, Capitol, Inc, Getty, Environmental Protection Agency, New York Times, Justice, Times, White, Trump White House, Wyoming Republican, CNN, Justice Department, Trump, United States Federal, CBS News, Authorities, CBS Locations: Florida, , Seminole County , Florida, Washington, Wyoming, Orlando , Florida, Bahamas
Apple has catered to China's government as it relies on the country's supply chain, the NYT reports. Tim Cook approved using servers run by Chinese firms to store customer data, company sources told the NYT. The Times spoke with 17 current and former Apple employees who gave details about how the company has catered to China. Per those sources, CEO Tim Cook green-lit using servers run by Chinese state-owned companies to store customer data. Apple also told the publication that it only removed apps from its Chinese app store to abide by China's laws.
Persons: Tim Cook, Jack Nicas, Raymond Zhong, Daisuke Wakabayashi, Read, Dalai Lama, Guo Wengui, Apple, Nicas, Cook Organizations: Apple, New York Times, Service, Communist, Times, Communist Party Locations: China, Dalai, Taiwan, Xinjiang
ATLANTA — The immunologist who leads the Covid-19 response in the United States said Sunday that “the undeniable effects of racism” have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans during the pandemic. “Covid-19 has shown a bright light on our own society’s failings,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said during a graduation ceremony for Emory University. Speaking by webcast from Washington, Fauci told the graduates in Atlanta that many members of minority groups work in essential jobs where they might be exposed to the coronavirus. “Societal divisiveness is counterproductive in a pandemic," Fauci said. “Not since the influenza pandemic of 1918 has humanity faced a public health crisis of this magnitude," he said.
Persons: ” Dr, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, ” Fauci, Jimmy Carter, Dalai Lama, John Lewis, Organizations: ATLANTA, Emory University, Emory University president's, U.S . Rep Locations: United States, Washington, Atlanta, Dalai, U.S
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen and others pose for photos in front of the newly launched coast guard flagship Chiayi in Kaohsiung, Taiwan April 29, 2021. REUTERS/Yimou LeeDenmark's foreign minister defended democratic values alongside Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday, drawing criticism from China which considers fiercely democratic, self-ruled Taiwan its "sacred" territory. China has never renounced the use of force to ensure eventual unification with Taiwan, an island it views as a breakaway province. "We walked a long road to realize the freedoms we enjoy today and we are determined never to surrender these freedoms," Tsai said during her video speech. Inviting Tsai and Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law to the summit violated "the one-China principle and interferes in China's internal affairs", the embassy said in an emailed statement to Reuters.
Persons: Tsai Ing, Wen, Yimou Lee, Jeppe Kofod, Kofod, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Dalai Lama, Tsai, Nathan Law, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Juan Guaido Organizations: REUTERS, Taiwan, Copenhagen Democracy Summit, European Union, Alliance, Democracies Foundation, NATO, Danish, Thomson Locations: Taiwan, Kaohsiung, China, Denmark, Beijing, Taipei, Copenhagen, farwestern Xinjiang, Dalai, Danish, Hong Kong
Residents and local reporter Julia Echikson say the Trump family is laying low in Florida. Angry neighbors in Palm Beach are resigned to seeing Donald Trump for at least half the year. The entire Trump family has decamped to South Florida, attracted by the year-round golf and supportive political landscape. The town council is expected to deliver a final verdict on Trump's Mar-a-Lago residency in the coming months. Outside the resort's gilded gates, Palm Beach is open for fun and business, with eager buyers pushing up property prices.
Persons: Julia Echikson, Trump, Don Jr, Tiffany, Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Kimberly Guilfoyle, didn't, Father Donald Trump, Melania, Barron, he'll, Larry Casey, Ivanka, Lara, Eric, Michael Rubin, he's, bemoan, Guilfoyle, Skip Randolph, Margaret A, Zeidman, Trump's, Diane Roberts, Al Capone, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, O.J, Simpson, Lago, Jared Kushner, Bunker, Carl Icahn, Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Kushner, children's, Marco Rubio, Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Jared, Jared didn't, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, she's, Tiffany brunched, Angus, Lara's, Kimberly, Mark Emalfarb, Brad Ball, Ball Organizations: Fox News, Admirals, Florida Republican, Daily Mail, Trump, Republican, Mar, Twitter, Save America PAC, Service, Trump International Golf Club, West Palm Beach, Police, Lawyers, Conquistadors, Republicans, Florida Wildlife, Sotheby's International, White, Kushner Companies, Miami Mayor, Trump National Locations: Florida, Admirals, Miami ., Palm Beach, South Florida, Lago, Bedminster , New Jersey, Miami, North Carolina, ritzy Palm, Beach, Mar, CPAC, West Palm, Worth, Ocean, Confederate, Nicaraguan, Palm, Dalai, Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale, Wynwood, South Beach, Joia, Jupiter
Angry neighbors in Palm Beach are resigned to seeing Donald Trump for at least half the year. It's what he's done for 20 years, Florida Republican operative Larry Casey told the Daily Mail — spend winters in Florida, then head north. Even their angry neighbors and political opponents in ritzy Palm Beach, initially frightened that the Trumps would disturb their exclusive paradise, are resigned to seeing them stay for at least half the year. And just yesterday, Palm Beach Town Attorney John Randolph said he can live at at the resort because he's a "bona fide employee," not a guest. Outside the resort's gilded gates, Palm Beach is open for fun and business, with eager buyers pushing up property prices.
Persons: Julia Echikson, Trump, Don Jr, Tiffany, Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Kimberly Guilfoyle, didn't, Father Donald Trump, Melania, Barron, he'll, Larry Casey, Ivanka, Lara, Eric, Michael Rubin, he's, bemoan, Guilfoyle, Skip Randolph, Margaret A, Zeidman, John Randolph, Diane Roberts, Al Capone, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, O.J, Simpson, Lago, Jared Kushner, Bunker, Carl Icahn, Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Kushner, children's, Marco Rubio, Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Jared, Jared didn't, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, she's, Tiffany brunched, Angus, Lara's, Kimberly, Mark Emalfarb, Brad Ball, Ball Organizations: Fox News, Admirals, Florida Republican, Daily Mail, Trump, Republican, Mar, Twitter, Save America PAC, Service, Trump International Golf Club, West Palm Beach, Police, Palm Beach Town, Lawyers, Conquistadors, Republicans, Florida Wildlife, Sotheby's International, White, Kushner Companies, Miami Mayor, Trump National Locations: Florida, Admirals, Miami ., Palm Beach, South Florida, Lago, Bedminster , New Jersey, Miami, North Carolina, ritzy Palm, Beach, Mar, CPAC, West Palm, Worth, Ocean, Confederate, Nicaraguan, Palm, Dalai, Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale, Wynwood, South Beach, Joia, Jupiter
Celebrities Are Endorsing Covid Vaccines. Does It Help?
  + stars: | 2021-05-01 | by ( Mike Ives | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: +1 min
Pelé, Dolly Parton and the Dalai Lama have little in common apart from this: Over a few days in March, they became the latest celebrity case studies for the health benefits of Covid-19 vaccines. In medicine, celebrity endorsements tend to echo or reinforce messages that health authorities are trying to publicize, whether it’s getting a vaccine, or other medical treatment. Almost 200 years later, backstage at “The Ed Sullivan Show,” Elvis Presley received the polio vaccine in an effort to help reach at-risk teenagers. But do the star-studded endorsements really work? Epidemiologists say there are plenty of caveats and potential pitfalls — and little scientific evidence to prove that the endorsements actually boost vaccine uptake.
Persons: Dolly Parton, Dalai Lama, Ms, Parton, , it’s, Catherine the Great, Ed Sullivan, Elvis Presley Organizations: Twitter Locations: Tennessee, Russia
Well known in Florida legal circles, Scheller has been deemed the lawyer to call when someone's in a bind. He said he could do even better, Smith recalled in a recent interview with Insider about his 2018 case. This was a classic case for Scheller, a 55-year old Florida defense lawyer whose website features a famous Dalai Lama quote: "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others." 'The most interesting man alive'Scheller is now in the news for a different client you may have heard of. "I didn't sleep at all with the Noor Salman case," Scheller recalled to Insider.
Persons: Fritz Scheller, Matt Gaetz, Scheller, Tyrone Smith, Smith, He's, Joel Greenberg, Greenberg, Donald Trump's, George Couture, Noor Salman, Salman, Barack Obama, Desmond Meade, John Raoux, It's, Trump, Mike Bloomberg, Larry Klayman, Robert Buschel, Roger Stone, Gaetz, Jesus, I'm, Couture Organizations: DOJ, Republican Rep, Justice, Bloomberg, Trump, Democratic, Restoration Coalition, Republican, Freedom Watch, Biden, Daily, Defender Services Locations: Florida, Sunshine, Wisconsin, Washington ,, New York, United States, South Florida
Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. "WE CAN'T STOP HERE": President Joe Biden urged Americans to unite in the wake of Derek Chauvin's conviction on all three charges in the killing of George Floyd. The president said the verdicts are just the beginning of what needs to be done to address policing and systemic racism in America. "The guilty verdict does not bring back George," Biden said after the jury's decision was announced. "THANK YOU GOD THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU," Darnella Frazier, the teenager who recorded the viral video, wrote about the verdicts on Facebook.
Persons: Joe Biden, Derek Chauvin's, George Floyd, George, Biden, Kamala Harris, Floyd, Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley, Chip Somodevilla, I'm, Maxine Waters, Tim Scott, Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Mark Davis, Darnella Frazier, Philonise Floyd, Floyd's, Fritz Scheller, Noor Salman, Joey Roulette, Dalai Lama, Matt Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, George Couture, Elon Musk, Tesla, William Varner, Antony Blinken, There's, Black, Jim Newman, Marie Newman of, Jen Psaki, Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Del, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Lockheed Martin, Sen, Chuck Schumer, Schumer, Europe's, JPMorgan Chase Organizations: CBS News, Air Force, Capitol, Congressional, Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Black GOP, Oakland Raiders, Police, Facebook, DOJ, Gaetz, Trump, The Washington Post, Democratic, Marie Newman of Illinois, Moderna, Bank of America, Comcast Corp, Boeing, Qualcomm Inc, Pfizer, Uber, JPMorgan Locations: America, Minneapolis, California, Orlando , Florida, Florida, Insider's, Houston, Puerto Rico, York
The accord aims to limit global warming to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius and, ideally, restrict any rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. Wednesday's letter says failure to meet the 1.5 degrees target would risk "pushing the world towards catastrophic global warming." "The fossil fuel system is global and requires a global solution — a solution the Leaders' Climate Summit must work towards. The letter represents the latest intervention by high-profile figures in the debate surrounding climate change and the environment. Earlier this month, Britain's Prince William underscored the importance of investing in nature to tackle climate change and protect our planet.
Persons: Lama, Dalai Lama, Joe Biden, Jody Williams, Christopher Pissarides, Shirin Ebadi, Juan Manuel Santos, Leymah Gbowee, Wole Soyinka, Britain's Prince William, Duke, Cambridge Organizations: Initiative, United Nations, United Nations Environment, Colombian, Liberian, International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group Locations: Strasbourg, France, Paris, Iran, Nigerian
Well known in Florida legal circles, Scheller has been deemed the lawyer to call when someone's in a bind. This was a classic case for Scheller, a 55-year old Florida defense lawyer whose website features a famous Dalai Lama quote: "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others." "He's like the most interesting man alive," George Couture, an attorney who has known Scheller for more than 20 years, told Insider. "I didn't sleep at all with the Noor Salman case," Scheller recalled to Insider. "I'm not saying he's Jesus," Couture, an attorney advisor at Defender Services, told Insider.
Persons: Fritz Scheller, Matt Gaetz, Scheller, Tyrone Smith, Smith, He's, Joel Greenberg, Scheller's, Gaetz, Greenberg, Donald Trump's, George Couture, Noor Salman, Salman, Barack Obama, Desmond Meade, John Raoux, It's, Trump, Mike Bloomberg, Larry Klayman, Robert Buschel, Roger Stone, Jesus, I'm, Couture Organizations: DOJ, Republican Rep, Justice, Bloomberg, Trump, Democratic, Restoration Coalition, Republican, Freedom Watch, Biden, Daily, Defender Services Locations: Florida, Sunshine, Wisconsin, Washington ,, New York, United States, South Florida
FILE PHOTO: Czech Republic's Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek arrives at a European Union foreign ministers emergency meeting to discuss ways to try to save the Iran nuclear deal, in Brussels, Belgium, January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File PhotoPRAGUE (Reuters) -Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek will be dismissed from his position after he lost a bid to lead his centre-left Social Democratic party (CSSD) party last week. Party chief Jan Hamacek will submit a proposal to the prime minister later on Monday to dismiss Petricek, Hamacek said. The 6 billion-euro project is the Czech Republic’s biggest single public investment. The current Minister of Culture, Lubomir Zaoralek, will be nominated to replace Petricek, Hamacek said.
Persons: Tomas Petricek, Johanna Geron, Jan Hamacek, Petricek, Hamacek, Milos Zeman, Andrej Babis, Lubomir Zaoralek, Zaoralek, Dalai Lama Organizations: Republic's, European Union, REUTERS, Social Democratic, Czech Republic’s, NATO, of Culture Locations: Iran, Brussels, Belgium, PRAGUE, Czech, Russia, China, Czech Republic, Beijing, Prague, Dalai
PRAGUE (Reuters) -Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek, who frequently warned against risks posed by Russia and China, was sacked on Monday after losing a bid to lead his own centre-left Social Democratic party (CSSD) party last week. FILE PHOTO: Czech Republic's Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek arrives at a European Union foreign ministers emergency meeting to discuss ways to try to save the Iran nuclear deal, in Brussels, Belgium, January 10, 2020. That view and him losing his challenge to his party’s leader, Interior Minister Jan Hamacek, were among the reasons for his dismissal, Petricek suggested at a televised news conference. A general election is due in October in the Czech Republic, a member of both NATO and European Union. The current Minister of Culture, Lubomir Zaoralek, is meant to replace Petricek, Hamacek said.
Persons: Tomas Petricek, Johanna Geron, Milos Zeman, Petricek, Andrej Babis, Jan Hamacek, Lubomir, Hamacek, Zaoralek, Dalai Lama, Zeman Organizations: Social Democratic, Republic's, European Union, REUTERS, Czech Republic’s, Babis, NATO, of Culture Locations: PRAGUE, Czech, Russia, China, Iran, Brussels, Belgium, Czech Republic, Beijing, Prague
ET Live Updates: Pro-Trump Mob Breaches Capitol, Halting Vote Certification Image A protester hung from the balcony in the Senate chamber. Crowds can be seen from the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday. Vice President Mike Pence went a step beyond that, asking the crowd to leave the Capitol building. The videos showed people tear back a white tarp and hang on metal scaffolding just in front of the Capitol building as thousands of others cheered them on. “Stop the steal,” they shouted as they moved past the large columns of the Capitol building and toward a door.
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It also touches on Smokey Bear, horse racing and the Dalai Lama. But lawmakers often delay passing bills until the end of the year, when they can be rolled into one massive spending bill as members face pressure to fund the government before heading home for the holidays. Horse racing safetySenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state, Kentucky, has one of the most famous horse racing tracks in the world, pushed for a provision that would create national medication and safety standards for the horse racing industry, as well as an anti-doping and racetrack safety program. The horse racing industry has been under scrutiny in recent years in part because of concerns that over-medication and doping were leading to the breakdowns and deaths of race horses. Two new Smithsonian museumsTwo new museums could be coming to downtown Washington thanks to the spending bill: the Women's History Museum and the National Museum of the American Latino.
Persons: Smokey Bear, Dalai, Doug Heye, Rep, Alexandria Ocasio, Donald Trump, Lama, Dalai Lama, Bear, Mitch McConnell, Sen, Mike Lee, Thom Tillis Organizations: WASHINGTON, Republican, U.S, Smithsonian, National Museum of, . Postal, Lawmakers Locations: Alexandria, Cortez, Dalai, U.S ., Swiss, refrigerants, Kentucky, Washington, Utah
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