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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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Kim Jong Un’s small step

International | The North Korean leader crosses into South Korea prior to summit talks with Moon Jae-in
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/27/18, 01:13 pm

NORTH KOREA: In just one step, Kim Jong Un crossed the southern side of the Korean Peninsula’s Demilitarized Zone for a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the first time a North Korean leader has stepped into South Korea since 1953.

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A top-secret meeting in North Korea

International | Plus fallout in Syria and other international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/18/18, 11:32 am

NORTH KOREA: CIA Director and Secretary of State–designate Mike Pompeo made a top-secret trip to North Korea over Easter weekend to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, the highest-level meeting between the two countries since 2000.

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