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, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Norway will not contribute troops to the European Union (EU) peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic (CAR), said a high-ranking diplomat in the Norwegian Foreign Ministry on Friday.
"Norway has no opportunities to prioritize a military contribution to the EU force in the Central African Republic," Baard Glad Pedersen, state secretary in the Foreign Ministry, was quoted by the Norwegian news agency NTB as saying.
The UN Security Council has not yet made any formal decision on taking over the African Union force in the violence-torn African country and so it is too early to decide on a possible Norwegian contribution, said Pedersen.
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The CAR is facing a dire humanitarian situation affecting some 4.6 million people.
In early December 2013, the UN Security Council authorized the deployment of 2,000 French and 6,000 African troops to restore order in Bangui, who have so far failed to stop the conflict.
After much delay, the EU launched a peacekeeping force for the CAR on April 1 after last-minute offers of help came from some EU governments.
The 1,000-strong EU force will reinforce the African Union and French troops to restore order in the landlocked Charlie Blackmon Jersey
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The EU force will stay in the African country for up to six months to provide security in Bangui and at Bangui airport, where about 70,000 people are living in dire conditions.
France has been urging its EU partners to do more to help in its former colony.
BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- China's national weather observatory on Sunday forecast cloud cover and rain in southwestern areas for the next three days.
While the rainfall will mainly be light to medium, parts of Yunnan and Sichuan and southeastern Tibet will see much heavier precipitation with even rainstorms on the cards, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).
Tibet can also expect snow in central and eastern parts.
Other areas including Inner Mongolia, Hebei and Gansu are also likely to be affected by a rain belt which will gradually weaken as it moves northward.
The NMC cautioned against geological disasters caused by torrential rain in Tibet and Yunnan and disruption to transport.
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BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- The presidium of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held its first meeting on Tuesday afternoon Gerardo Parra Jersey
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The delegates elected are in general outstanding Party members with high ideological and political quality, good style in conduct, strong capability in discussing political affairs, and good professional performance, and they are highly representative, the report said.
Xi Jinping was present and delivered a speech.
Presided over by the congress' secretary-general Liu Yunshan, the meeting approved a list of the presidium's 42-member Standing Committee including Xi.
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, Meng Jianzhu, Zhao Leji and Li Zhanshu were approved as deputy secretaries-general of the congress.
According to the examination report, 2,287 delegates were elected from electoral units across the country and the list had been published with the approval of the CPC Central Committee. After examination, qualifications of 2,280 were confirmed valid, putting the actual number of delegates attending the congress at 2 Nolan Arenado Jersey
The election began in November last year, the report said, noting that almost all primary CPC organizations and up to 99.2 percent of more than 89 million Party members took part in the election, up from 98 percent five years ago.
It stressed that the election was a competitive one, and more than 15 percent of the preliminary nominees had been eliminated in each electoral unit during the process, except Tibet and Xinjiang, which had been approved to exercise non-competitive election.
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