International
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North and South Korea agree to new summit

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/13/18, 10:57 am

North and South Korean leaders will meet in September for their third summit since April amid improving relations, the nations announced Monday. Officials from both countries held high-level talks Monday at the border village of Panmunjom for nearly two hours. A joint statement by the two Koreas confirmed the upcoming summit but did not provide additional details. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in last met in April and agreed to another summit in the fall in Pyongyang, the North’s capital.

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Associated Press/Photo by Keith Minchin/The Canadian Press

Four dead in small-town shooting in Canada

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/10/18, 01:42 pm

A shooting in a small Canadian city early Friday left four people dead, including two police officers. The police have not publicly explained the circumstances of the incident during which officials cordoned off a large section of Fredericton, New Brunswick, a town of about 58,000 people. Nearby residents reported hearing as many as 20 gunshots. Deaths of police officers in the line of duty are rare in Canada, which has been rocked in recent months by several instances of mass violence.

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Associated Press/Photo by Luisa Balaguer

Argentine Senate chooses life, rejects abortion bill

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/09/18, 01:07 pm

The Argentine Senate on Thursday night rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion. Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted 38-31 against the measure that would have endangered the lives of unborn children during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The decision could echo across Latin America, where the pro-life movement remains strong even as the influence of the Roman Catholic Church wanes.

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