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New York City Library Hosts Chinese Propaganda Exhibit on Tibet

The Elmhurst branch of the Queens Public Library in New York City announced on Friday that it would take down a Chinese government exhibit falsely depicting children in Tibet as happily learning the Tibetan language and living freely – a far cry from the repressive reality Beijing has imposed on the region.

Students for a Free Tibet organize protest on February 15, 2020, against a Chinese government propaganda exhibit at the Elmhurst Library in Queens, New York.

DEA Agent Laundered Millions of Dollars for Colombian Drug Cartel, Say Feds

FBI agents arrested a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent and his wife on charges they allegedly laundered millions of dollars for a Colombian drug cartel. Prosecutors alleged the couple used the agent’s position and influence to divert millions in drug proceeds from the DEA to their own personal use, including the purchase of expensive vehicles, jewelry, and vacation homes.

A Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder car is displayed at the company's booth at the International Auto Show (IAA), in Frankfurt am Main, on September 11, 2019. - Frankfurt's biennial International Auto Show (IAA) opens its doors to the public on September 12, 2019, but major foreign carmakers are staying away …

Coronavirus Spreads in Iran, May Have Infected Canadian Visitor

The Wuhan coronavirus spread further through Iran on Friday, with a total of 13 new cases reported in several other cities besides Qom, where the first infections were reported this week. There may also be an Iranian connection to what Canadian officials described as a “sentinel event,” the first confirmed case of infection in a person who has never visited China or had contact with people who did. The Canadian patient did recently travel to Iran.

A member of a medical team takes a the temperature of a young Iraqi traveller at the Shalamjah border crossing, some 15 kms southeast of the city of Basra, upon their return from Iran on February 21, 2020. - Iran reported two more deaths among 13 new cases of coronavirus …

A Test of ‘Solidarity’: EU Deadlocked over Attempts to Stuff Brexit-Sized Budget Hole

A second day of negotiating over the post-Brexit EU budget is looking to end again in deadlock with member-states split between the “Frugals”, who want less spending; the poorer, mostly former Soviet satellite states who want more money; and the European Parliament which wants the budget period increased to a massive €1.32 trillion to help turn the EU carbon neutral.

France's President Emmanuel Macron arrives for the second day of a special European Council summit in Brussels on February 21, 2020, held to discuss the next long-term budget of the European Union (EU). (Photo by Ludovic Marin / various sources / AFP) (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images)