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Bad neighbors on the Korean Peninsula

International | North Korea reneges on several peace resolutions
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/26/20, 05:31 pm

The North Korean military on Tuesday reinstalled about 20 loudspeakers along the Demilitarized Zone with South Korea, suggesting a return to psychological warfare. Pyongyang has spent the past several weeks backpedaling on many peace agreements it reached with its southern neighbor in 2018.

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Associated Press/Photo by Sofia Sandurskaya/Moscow News Agency

American sentenced in Moscow

International | Paul Whelan insists the Russians set him up
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/15/20, 12:18 pm

RUSSIA: A Moscow court found Paul Whelan, a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen and former U.S. Marine, guilty of espionage and sentenced him to 16 years in prison in a case the U.S.

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Locusts plague East Africa

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/28/20, 11:17 am

Locusts have swarmed Kenya, Somalia, and Uganda in the worst infestation that some parts of the region have seen in 70 years. Now, a small group of desert locusts has entered the Democratic Republic of Congo for the first time since 1944. Reports of swarms have also come in from Djibouti, Eritrea, Tanzania, and South Sudan. In a joint statement, United Nations relief agencies called the locusts “a scourge of biblical proportions” and “a graphic and shocking reminder of this region’s vulnerability.”

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