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Israel moves to strengthen control of Jerusalem

International | Recent legislation highlights the stalemate between Israel and Palestine
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/09/18, 02:32 pm

The Israeli parliament last week passed a law that will require a supermajority vote to cede control over any part of Jerusalem.

The move is Israel’s latest attempt to exert full control over Jerusalem since U.S. President Donald Trump recognized it as the Israeli capital. The new law shows how far away peace between Israel and Palestine remains.

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North Korea releases pastor amid nuclear ICBM threats

International | Korean-Canadian Hyeon Soo Lim freed on ‘sick bail’
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/09/17, 04:07 pm

NORTH KOREA: North Korea on Wednesday freed Hyeon Soo Lim, a Korean-Canadian pastor government officials sentenced to life in prison, on “sick bail.” No further details were available. The North Korean government in 2015 charged Lim, who is in his 60s, with crimes against the state, accusing him of using religion to undermine the North Korean system and for helping U.S. and South Korean authorities lure and abduct North Korean citizens.

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Globe Trot: Is Venezuela the next Ukraine?

by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/26/14, 01:18 pm

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