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Immigration, race flashpoints in Italian election

International | A drive-by shooting of migrants has turned into a major campaign issue
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/13/18, 01:32 pm

A drive-by shooting targeting African migrants in Italy has fueled a nationwide debate about immigration and race ahead of the country’s general election on March 4.

In a retaliatory attack, 28-year-old Luca Traini on Feb. 3 shot six people from Africa in the streets of Macerata. Days before, authorities arrested a Nigerian immigrant accused of killing and dismembering an 18-year-old Italian woman.

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Trump lasers in on North Korea, immigration in State of the Union

International | Plus news and notes on Syria, Russia, Sudan, and more
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/31/18, 12:56 pm

NORTH KOREA: U.S. President Donald Trump warned Americans in his first State of the Union address, “North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland.” Trump highlighted the story of Ji Seong-Ho, the North Korean defector who attended the speech to a joint session of Congress.

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Religious freedom in Egypt unsteady despite Pence visit

International | The U.S. policy on Jerusalem angered Egyptian religious leaders
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/30/18, 02:49 pm

U.S Vice President Mike Pence urged Egypt to remain committed to promoting religious freedom during his four-day Middle East tour last week. But religious freedom advocates say the trip could have little effect on the treatment of Chrisitans in the country.

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