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Human rights not on North Korea summit agenda

International | Plus, Syrian Christians testify to Turkish-led atrocities
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/11/18, 04:30 pm

NORTH KOREA: With hours to go before President Donald Trump sits down for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, senior U.S. and North Korean officials are huddling over last-minute negotiations.

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U.S. soldier killed in Somali ambush

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/11/18, 08:03 am

An extremist ambush in Somalia on Friday killed one U.S. special operations soldier and injured four others. The U.S. military said its troops came under mortar and small-arms fire in a joint operation with about 800 Somali and Kenyan troops. The U.S. team provided advice, assistance, and surveillance to the mission. The Defense Department on Friday said 26-year-old Sgt. Alexander W. Conrad of Chandler, Ariz., died in the attack about 217 miles southwest of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

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Tunisia holds first municipal elections since Arab Spring

International | Analysts say the vote could resolve growing dissatisfaction with democracy
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/08/18, 01:16 pm

Tunisians on Sunday voted in municipal elections for the first time since the 2011 Arab Spring revolution. Despite low voter turnout amid widespread economic dissatisfaction, analysts believe the elections could serve as a significant step in Tunisia’s move toward full democracy. 

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