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International | A year dominated by Trump saw chaos and turnaround on the world stage
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/02/18, 08:37 pm

The Trump presidency dominated all other news in 2017, relegating top international stories to back pages, while closing a combative year for the United States on the world stage with a combative December vote in the UN General Assembly.

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South Sudan’s rival groups sign Christmas Eve cease-fire

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/22/17, 10:40 am

South Sudan’s rival factions on Thursday agreed to a new cease-fire that will begin on Christmas Eve. It’s the latest attempt to end a civil war in the world’s youngest nation that has killed tens of thousands of people. South Sudan’s government and armed groups signed the agreement during peace talks in Ethiopia, where they agreed to end hostilities, freeze military positions, and release prisoners of war.

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Houthis fire missile at Saudi palace

by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/19/17, 10:07 am

Yemeni rebels fired a missile into Saudi Arabia on Monday, hoping to hit the royal palace in the kingdom’s capital. Saudi defense systems intercepted the ballistic “Volcano H-2” missile as it flew over southern Riyadh. The projectile did not do any damage. A spokesman for the Houthi rebels confirmed the attack and said the rebels hoped the missile would land in Yamama Palace, where King Salman holds weekly government meetings and entertains world leaders and dignitaries.

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