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China stays mum on its defense budget

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BEIJING — China in recent years has responded to calls for greater military transparency by releasing its defense budget. Not this year, it seems. The defense and finance ministries did not immediately respond to questions about why the government failed to provide a figure for its annual military spending at the opening of its rubber-stamp […]

Posted: March 5th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Colored candles for All Saints, All Souls’ Day

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Commemorating the feasts of All Saints and All Souls need not be limited to shades of white and violet. Under a big umbrella that shades her stall in Freedom Park,  Jenesses Caramelo sells multi-color candles. She said they  attract more customers  because each color is  associated with a particular symbol and meanings. From her elders, […]

Posted: November 1st, 2015 in Headlines | Read More »