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Trump: North Korea summit could be delayed

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/22/18, 01:34 pm

The upcoming summit between North Korea and the United States “may not work out for June 12,” President Donald Trump said Tuesday. Last week, the North protested long-scheduled joint military exercises performed by the United States and South Korea and has since threatened to back out of the historic meeting. At the White House on Tuesday, Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in worked on a mutual strategy to address the latest setback. Moon said in the Oval Office that the “fate and the future” of the Korean Peninsula depended on the talks.

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North Korea closes test site, Trump preps for summit

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/22/18, 11:24 am

Foreign journalists arrived Tuesday in North Korea to witness the dismantling of a nuclear test site, but reporters from South Korea were excluded in protest of the country’s joint military exercises with the United States. North Korea announced a moratorium on tests of nuclear bombs and intercontinental ballistic missiles ahead of a planned summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump on June 12 in Singapore, but North Korea has threatened to cancel the summit because of the military exercises.

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Party loyalists fill out religious freedom commission

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by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/16/18, 06:38 pm

UNITED STATES: Republicans went down to the wire in naming or renaming by Wednesday commissioners to the bipartisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

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