First unsuccessful attempt at US Chengdu consulate plaque removal | AFP

First unsuccessful attempt at US plaque removal from the consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu, one day after Beijing ordered its closure as relations deteriorated in a Cold War-style standoff. The Chengdu mission was ordered shut in retaliation for the forced closure of Beijing’s consulate in Houston, Texas, with both sides alleging the other had endangered national security.

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Official insignia removed from US consulate in Chengdu | AFP

A worker removes the official insignia from US consulate building in Chengdu on Saturday. US-China relations have deteriorated in a Cold War-style standoff as Beijing ordered the US consulate in Chengdu to shut in retaliation for the closure of its Houston mission — accused of being a hub for espionage and intellectual property theft.

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China: Cleaners, police and other images from US consulate in Chengdu | AFP

People can be seen through windows in the US consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu, in southwestern Sichuan province. Some police are seen walking past and a cleaner emerges from the building, pushing a trolley with rubbish bags. US-China relations have deteriorated in a Cold War-style standoff as Beijing ordered the US consulate in Chengdu to shut in retaliation for the closure of its Houston mission — accused of being a hub for espionage and intellectual property theft. of US consulate in Chengdu

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Kim Jong Nam murder suspect arrives at court

Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong arrives at a Malaysian court, she is on trial for murder for the brazen Cold War-style killing of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Kuala Lumpur in 2017. Her Indonesian co-accused was suddenly released earlier this week. IMAGES of Doan Thi Huong arriving at court

Women plead not guilty to murdering Kim Jong-Nam

Two women pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, at the start of their trial in Malaysia over the Cold War-style assassination that shocked the world. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong arrived at the heavily guarded court outside the capital Kuala Lumpur for the proceedings in handcuffs and wearing bulletproof vests.

‘Don’t see a single good reason to have Cold War with Russia’ – Le Pen to RT (EXCLUSIVE)

There is no good reason for France to engage in a Cold War-style policy against Russia, National Front leader Marine Le Pen said in an exclusive interview with RT, adding that if elected French president, she would seek balanced relations both with Russia and the US.

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