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Trump, Kim ready for second summit

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/22/19, 12:37 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are preparing for a second summit in Vietnam next week. Intelligence officials have said Pyongyang is still advancing its nuclear program, but U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday cited progress, noting that North Korea hasn’t tested nuclear weapons or ballistic missiles in more than a year. “So that’s better than the place we found it when the Trump administration came into office,” Pompeo said in an appearance on NBC’s Today show.

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Release of American mercenaries in Haiti adds to unrest

International | Plus, keeping a troop presence in Syria and forcing aid into Venezuela
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/22/19, 11:31 am

HAITI: The arrests and release of five former U.S. military officers carrying a cache of weapons in Port-au-Prince has created a political uproar among Haitians already upset with President Javenal Moise, amid rising street unrest. Instead of standing trial, the Americans were removed from the country under U.S. State Department escort.

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Nigeria’s election delay gets testy

International | Plus, the media’s romance with ISIS brides continues and other news from around the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/20/19, 11:49 am

NIGERIA: With a last-minute delay of presidential elections, the leading challenger to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari accused Buhari’s party of using the postponement to create “the space to perfect their rigging plans.” Young voters are pushing for change, though the main contenders are well-known public figures in their 70s.

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