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Talking Angela - Back and forth with \'The Machine,\' a Korean table tennis master

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Back and forth with 'The Machine,' a Korean table tennis master

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Steve Marcus Jong Jin Lee, left, 73, gives a lesson to Sam Lee (not related), 64, at the Nevada Table Tennis Center, 4063 Renate Dr. (Chinatown Mall), Wednesday, June 25, 2014. By Ray Brewer (contact) Sunday, July 6, 2014 | 2 a.m. Nestled away in Chinatown, down a back alley amid entrances for Asian markets and a massage parlor, the Nevada Table Tennis Center isn’t a high-visibility place.

Club des Chefs des Chefs members won't say, but we've had a look at our world leaders' eating habits

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Every year, a select group of people get together to swap state secrets. I’m not talking about the nuclear codes, trade agreements or defence budgets. These are secrets of a more intimate kind: how does Obama like his steak? What does the queen have for breakfast? Does Angela Merkel prefer ketchup or mayo? Club des Chefs des Chefs, the world’s most exclusive gastronomic society, has a simple membership criteria: you must be the personal chef for a head of state.

German ministers urge swift answers to US double-agent reports

timeslive.co.za2014-07-06 15:31:47Cache

"If reports are correct, we are not talking here about small potatoes," Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a tweet, following reports of US spying that have sparked anger in Germany after revelations the NSA allegedly tapped Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone.The US ambassador, who was called to a meeting at the foreign ministry late on Friday, had been told Washington is expected to shed light on the reports "as quickly as possible," he added.

Back and forth with \'The Machine,\' a Korean table tennis master

lasvegassun.com

Back and forth with 'The Machine,' a Korean table tennis master

lasvegassun.com2014-07-06 09:21:31Cache

Steve Marcus Jong Jin Lee, left, 73, gives a lesson to Sam Lee (not related), 64, at the Nevada Table Tennis Center, 4063 Renate Dr. (Chinatown Mall), Wednesday, June 25, 2014. By Ray Brewer (contact) Sunday, July 6, 2014 | 2 a.m. Nestled away in Chinatown, down a back alley amid entrances for Asian markets and a massage parlor, the Nevada Table Tennis Center isn’t a high-visibility place.

Merkel says lessons of world wars strengthened her Crimea stance

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Merkel says lessons of world wars strengthened her Crimea stance

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By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she had taken a firm stance against Russia's annexation of Crimea in part due to the lessons of two world wars, but added it was vital to keep talking with Moscow.

Merkel Says Extended Hand to Russia Needed in Ukraine Conflict

businessweek.com2014-05-24 17:36:10Cache

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany must “keep extending our hand to Russia,” a day before Ukraine holds presidential elections amid pro-Russian separatist violence in the country’s east. “Our task now” is to “keep talking with Russia” amid disagreement over Ukraine, Merkel told a rally of her Christian Democratic Union party in the western city of Worms today.