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China proposes removing two-term limit for presidency

Associated Press Published 5:25 a.m. ET Feb. 25, 2018 | Updated 5:26 a.m. ET Feb. 25, 2018 Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures during the closing ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Photo: Ng Han Guan, AP) BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has proposed…

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Syrian capital, its suburbs calm after UN cease-fire vote

The Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs were relatively calm on Sunday, following the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria, opposition activists and residents of Damascus said. The activists reported few violations, including some clashes, on the southern edge of the rebel-held suburbs, known as eastern…

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China sets stage for Xi to stay in office indefinitely

China's ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office. Xi, 64, is currently required by the country's constitution to step down as president after two five-year terms. Nearing the…

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Watch Winter Olympics: Closing ceremony

Live Winter Olympics: Closing ceremony in Pyeongchang - Live - BBC Sport ]]> ]]> Summary Closing ceremony at 11:00 GMT Big air bronze medallist Billy Morgan carries Great Britain flag GB finish Games with record five medals Norway top medal table as Bjorgen wins final event of Games IOC votes to lift Russia Olympic ban…

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