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Peace on the Korean Peninsula?

International | North Korean leader agrees to verify denuclearization efforts in front of foreign experts
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/19/18, 12:04 pm

NORTH KOREA: North and South Korea heads of state said they would turn the Korean Peninsula into a “land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats.” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to permanently abolish key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts—a crucial verification requirement.

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Russia blames Israel for downed plane in Syria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/18/18, 11:39 am

The Russian Defense Ministry said a Syrian missile shot down a Russian military aircraft with 15 people on board late Monday. Russia blamed Israel for the “intentional provocation.” The ministry said a Syrian surface-to-air missile accidentally struck the Russian Il-20 aircraft while engaging four Israeli fighter jets in the Syrian coastal province of Latakia late Monday. All 15 Russians on board the aircraft died in the strike.

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Trump administration closes PLO office in Washington

by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/11/18, 08:59 am

National security adviser John Bolton announced Monday that the Trump administration has ordered the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C. He cited the Palestine Liberation Organization’s refusal to engage in direct peace talks with Israel and efforts to prompt the International Criminal Court to investigate Israel as reasons for the move.

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