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Chinese premier leaves Beijing for Bulgaria, Germany visits
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is on his way to official visits in Bulgaria and Germany.
He will be attending the seventh leaders' meeting of China and the Central and Eastern European countries in Sofia, and chair the fifth round of intergovernmental consultations between China and Germany. (Xinhua)
Woman who scaled Statue of Liberty to protest immigration policy arrested
Police arrested a woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty and forced its evacuation on Independence Day.
She was protesting against US President Donald Trump's separation of migrant families.
She told police she would only come down when parents are reunited with all migrant children separated from them by the Trump administration.
Trump has made cracking down on illegal immigration a cornerstone of his administration. (AFP)
China to implement countermeasures immediately after US tariffs take effect
China will immediately slap additional tariffs on select products from the US after new US tariffs take effect.
China Tariffs Commission says additional tariffs would be imposed on 545 items from the US worth 34 billion dollars starting July 6. The tariffs will cover agricultural and aquatic products and vehicles. (Xinhua)
Australian scientists use IVF to breed critically endangered northern white rhino
A team of international researchers may have found a way to save the critically endangered northern white rhino using in-vitro fertilization.
The findings show how collaborators successfully extracted sperm from the last living male northern white rhino before he died in March 2018 in Kenya.
But because the only two remaining female northern white rhinos are infertile, scientists had to combine the sample with a female southern white rhino to create a viable hybrid embryo. (Xinhua)
Police say Britons were exposed to nerve agent
British police say two Britons who fell critically ill in the town of Amesbury were exposed to the nerve agent Novichok.
That’s the same substance used to poison a former Russian spy in a nearby area last spring.
Police say it’s unclear if the latest incident is related to the earlier poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, or if the batch was the same as the one that poisoned them on March 4. (AP)
China launches new space science program
China launches a new space science program focusing on the origins and evolution of the universe, black holes, gravitational waves and relationship between the solar system and human.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences announced the development of a group of four satellites in the program.
The Advanced Space-borne Solar Observatory will help scientists understand the causality among solar magnetic fields, flares and coronal mass ejections. (Xinhua)
PLA navy to get first female captain in history
And it’s history in the making for the People’s Liberation Army Navy.
It will be getting its first female captain.
Wei Huixiao hails from the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and is an intern captain of a Zhengzhou missile destroyer under the East China Sea Fleet. (Global Times)
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