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Thursday April 27th, 2023 night edition

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China says it will send peace envoy to Ukraine.

This combination of file photos shows China's President Xi Jinping, taken in Bangkok, Thailand, on Nov. 19, 2022, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy taken outside Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 7, 2023.

A government statement reported by state TV gave no indication whether the Chinese envoy would visit Russia.

“China will send a special representative of the Chinese government on Eurasian affairs to Ukraine and other countries to conduct in-depth communication with all parties on the political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis,” the statement said.

It made no mention of Russia or President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine last year.

China has tried to appear neutral in the war but has refused to criticize Moscow’s invasion. »

Kansas City considers becoming a transgender ‘safe haven’ in defiance of Missouri laws

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The Kansas City LGBTQ Commission recently released a letter urging city hall to pass legislation to declare the city a “safe haven” for gender-affirming care.

“In the City of Kansas City, we must take every action at our disposal to be proactive, reduce harm, and ensure that Kansas Citians have access to life saving healthcare.”.

We’ve just sent the following letter to the Kansas City Council: — LGBTQ Commission of Kansas City (@LGBTQCommission) April 20, 2023. »

Chinese social media users discover that using photo of Korean action star Ma Dong-seok as their profile picture gets better responses from landlords and customer service agents

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Chinese social media users are using Ma Dong-seok's photos as their profile pictures to receive better responses from landlords and customer service agents.

Chinese social media users have started using the photo of a Korean American action star to get better responses from landlords and customer service agents.

According to some Chinese social media users, using Ma Dong-seok's photos has made their lives easier and helped them solve tedious disputes and life administration tasks. »

Microsoft / Activision deal prevented to protect innovation and choice in cloud gaming

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Panel Chair: “Cloud gaming needs a free, competitive market to drive innovation and choice”.

Microsoft already accounts for an estimated 60-70% of global cloud gaming services and has other important strengths in cloud gaming from owning Xbox, the leading PC operating system (Windows) and a global cloud computing infrastructure (Azure and Xbox Cloud Gaming).

Cloud gaming needs a free, competitive market to drive innovation and choice. »

Senior Iranian ayatollah Abbas-Ali Soleimani assassinated - report

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Iranian ayatollah Abbas-Ali Soleimani, a member of the Assembly of Experts for Leadership of Iran, was assassinated at a bank on Wednesday morning in the northern city of Babolsar, according to Iranian media reports.

Soleimani was a former representative of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The governor of Mazandaran, Mahmoud Hosseinipour, stated that Soleimani was killed by a security guard at the bank, according to Iranian state media. »