Chinese Cabinet Receives Full Military Honors in Berlin

A contract signed in front of Li Keqiang, premier of the People’s Republic of China and party secretary of the State Council (second row Left), and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (second row Right) during a signing ceremony on October 10, in Berlin, Germany. (Adam Berry/Getty Images)

 

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, 14 members of his cabinet and 130 business leaders were received in Berlin with full military honors on October 10. The two cabinets met and, along with the business leaders, signed agreements and contracts worth over $2.5 billion.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised the “very intensive cooperation” that exists between the two nations, while Premier Li called Germany the “locomotive for cooperation between China and Europe.” Continue reading

Marine sniper involved in controversial video found dead

A Marine Corps combat veteran who endured a long, public legal battle with the service’s senior leadership was found dead Wednesday night.

Retired Cpl. Robert Richards, 28, died at his home in Jacksonville, North Carolina, according to Guy Womack, Richards’ attorney and friend. An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death, Womack said, adding that it does not appear to be self-inflicted. A medical examiner will look at the mix of medication Richards was taking, he said. Continue reading