Political Unrest
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Wars and rumors of wars

News | The drive to protect ideology sometimes prevails over the good of others
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/15/18, 02:33 pm

President Donald Trump’s move in March to impose hefty tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum sparked fevered debates about the potential fallout of an international trade war.

Other kinds of war bring more certain dangers. A 2017 study estimated a nuclear war with North Korea could kill 2 million people in Seoul and Tokyo, if the North Korean regime detonated a nuclear missile over the massive cities.

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Kenyan president, opposition leader meet

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/09/18, 09:16 am

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta met Friday with opposition leader Raila Odinga for the first formal talks since a divisive presidential election in August sparked unrest in the country. The two leaders said they launched a new initiative aimed at unifying the nation. Kenyatta and Odinga called on Kenyans to avoid ethnic divisions “by acting on the understanding that elections on their own are not the solution to our national challenges.” Kenyatta won presidential elections in August but the opposition called the process fraudulent and asked for fresh elections.

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Objecting to the amendment

China | A Chinese pastor speaks out against the scrapping of the presidential term limit
by June Cheng
Posted 3/08/18, 12:55 pm

At China’s annual legislative meeting this week, the 3,000-member National People’s Congress applauded fervently as Secretary-General Wang Chen read aloud a constitutional amendment to scrap the two-term limit for the presidency. It’s near certain the parliament will rubber-stamp the amendment during the two-week “Two Sessions” meeting, ensuring President Xi Jinping will stay in power indefinitely.

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