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Experts: Why the White House Brunson strategy has failed

International | The United States focuses on the pastor’s release while Turkey holds two other Americans hostage
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/24/18, 03:45 pm

TURKEY is the third largest market for U.S. cotton farmers, who face potentially drastic losses over U.S. sanctions. The White House sanctions strategy to release Andrew Brunson has failed in part, argue two experts, because it singles out the American pastor.

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New migration route, same sad story

International | At least 100 migrants die after boat sinking off Tunisia
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/05/18, 02:54 pm

At least 100 people died and several others are missing after a boat sank off the Tunisian coast over the weekend, causing one of the single worst incidences of migrant casualties in recent years. The latest sinking highlights the changing migrant flows toward Italy.

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Associated Press/Photo by Hassene Dridi

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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