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Martin Méndez Pineda, a Mexican journalist seeking asylum from death threats in his country, has been in detention in the US since February 5th, 2017. Photo: RSF

Paris, France — International press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders concerned about the state of Martin Méndez Pineda's mental and physical health.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking during the public reception for the bipartisan US Congressional Delegation at the Tsuglagkhang courtyard in Dharamshala, HP, India on May 10, 2017. Photo: TPI/Choneyi Sangpo

“To some in China, the authentic, autonomous Tibet is inconceivable. To us, it is inevitable. So we must shorten the distance between the inconceivable to them, and the inevitable to us,” said Leader Nancy Pelosi during the felicitation ceremony welcoming a U.S. Congressional delegation to Dharamshala.

French President elect Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech. Photo: File

Paris — Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old, who smashed far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in a historic victory in Sunday's French presidential election, moving from relative unknown to the second-most powerful person in Europe in just over a year.

A military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA) is seen in this handout photo by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) made available on April 26, 2017. Pic: Reuters

AS the United States and its allies mull military intervention in North Korea’s aggressive weapons testing, a history expert says the cost of a potentially catastrophic war has largely been ignored.

Kevin Rudd: ‘There is no point dreaming utopian dreams that the UN could be rebuilt from the ground up. But we can make what we already have work much better.’ Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP

I will not now be a candidate for the position of UN secretary general but I offer these reflections to the next SG and to the UN member states.

Namibia’s Walvis Bay port-expansion project, where a Chinese engineering company is reclaiming land to make a new peninsula. Credit George Georgiou for The New York Times

The rising superpower has built up enormous holdings in poor, resource-rich African countries — but its business partners there aren’t always thrilled.

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