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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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Silence campaigns

Free Speech | Recent incidents show how Communist officials work to squelch free speech even beyond Chinese borders
by June Cheng
Posted 2/21/19, 04:09 pm

The Chinese Communist Party is not only silencing voices domestically, by censoring online comments and detaining Chinese Twitter users, but it’s also trying to silence critics overseas. Most recently, we’ve seen attempts to silence dissent in Canada and Sweden.

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Ebola outbreak in Congo could spread

International | Insecurity and political climate raise the stakes in the health crisis
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/02/18, 03:48 pm

The World Health Organization warned the already deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo could escalate to a regional crisis. WHO raised the risk level as health responders continued to operate in increasingly violent regions and battle misinformation within affected communities.

The country’s Ministry of Health on Aug. 1 declared a new Ebola outbreak in the northeastern provinces, which border Uganda, South Sudan, and Rwanda. As of Saturday, WHO reported 157 cases, including 102 deaths.

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