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U.S., South Korea downsize military drills

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/04/19, 11:38 am

The United States and South Korea on Sunday said they will scale back their annual joint military drills in a diplomatic concession to North Korea following last week’s failed summit. The defense chiefs from both countries agreed to replace the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle drills with smaller, revised field training programs and command post exercises, the Pentagon said in a statement.

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A call for prayer

International | ISIS could turn a region in Syria into ‘a bloodbath’ without intervention
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/01/19, 12:41 pm

SYRIA: Christians leading aid efforts in the embattled Deir Ezzor region, along with a Norwegian Share Mission Network, are calling for global prayer Friday through Sunday. “This could be a bloodbath here and drag on and on, and concerted prayer is very needed,” said David Eubank, director of Free Burma Rangers, a team of U.S. and Burmese medics and caregivers who have been on the ground near the fighting in Baghuz since Feb. 1.

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Otto Warmbier’s parents criticize Trump and Kim

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/01/19, 11:31 am

The parents of an American college student who died after being detained in North Korea released a statement Friday blaming North Korean leader Kim Jon Un and rebuking U.S. President Donald Trump. After the two leaders met this week in Hanoi, Vietnam, Trump said he takes Kim “at his word” that the leader was unaware of any mistreatment of Otto Warmbier. In the statement, Warmbier’s parents said they were “respectful” during the summit but now needed to speak out. “Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son Otto,” they wrote.

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