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A distracted nation

International | Foes challenge the United States on land and sea
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/01/20, 02:33 pm

IRAN: China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran all in recent days carried out provocations, taking advantage of a preoccupied United States—where 100,000 people have died of the coronavirus and six days of protests over racial injustice have activated military and National Guard units in 21 states.

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Counting the cost

International | Insurgent violence continues unabated in Nigeria
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/29/20, 06:05 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—Suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked more than 10 settlements in the mostly Christian Adara community in central Nigeria over four days last week. At least 20 people died in the dayslong carnage that left several others injured or missing.

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United States threatens treaty withdrawal

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/22/20, 11:51 am

President Donald Trump said Thursday that Russia has not complied with a 1992 agreement allowing reconnaissance flights over its territory. Thirty-five nations have signed the Open Skies Treaty to encourage accountability for buildups of military strength. Trump notified member nations that the United States plans to formally exit the agreement in six months but would reconsider if Russia committed to compliance.

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