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NATO turns 70

International | The alliance’s secretary-general lists modern threats to security
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/05/19, 12:28 pm

NATO: On the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, foreign ministers gathered in Washington, D.C., announced increased support for Ukraine to counter the threat from Russia.

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Striking the messenger

Persecution | China is working to silence critics of its prisonlike re-education camps, with help from neighboring Kazakhstan
by June Cheng
Posted 4/04/19, 04:52 pm

The thousands of videos posted on Kazakh human rights group Atajurt’s YouTube page follow a similar pattern: A distressed mother, brother, husband, or child holding up photos of a family member detained in re-education camps, reciting his or her ID number and recalling when and where the relative disappeared. The photos include chubby toddlers, grandfathers, young wives, and middle-aged men. 

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Traffic jam at U.S.-Mexico border

International | Truckers work overtime to make deliveries in case the border closes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/03/19, 02:59 pm

MEXICO: Republican leaders in Congress and leading trade groups are urging President Donald Trump not to close the U.S.-Mexico border, as he threatens to do, saying it would be economically devastating.

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