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A shortage of election observers

International | The United States will have viewer international visitors monitoring polls
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/22/20, 09:30 am

UNITED STATES: Few Americans realize the United States admits a team of international election observers to monitor polling. This year’s observation team, in place since September and headed by Polish diplomat Urszula Gacek, is far smaller than planned—down to 30 observers versus the 500 recommended.

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U.S. to take Sudan off terrorism list

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/19/20, 05:17 pm

Sudan has agreed to pay $335 million to U.S. terror victims and families. If it follows through, President Donald Trump said on Monday, the United States will remove the African nation from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, allowing it to obtain international loans and aid.

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Abdulmonam Eassa, Pool via AP

Authorities: Killer in France was a Chechen refugee

by Tim Lamer
Posted 10/19/20, 02:41 am

French authorities say a teenage refugee was the attacker who beheaded a history teacher on Friday in a suburb of Paris. The teacher, Samuel Paty, had reportedly discussed caricatures of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, with his high-school class in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. Police shot and killed the suspect during a confrontation that followed the attack. Officials told the Associated Press the suspect was an 18-year-old Chechen refugee born in Moscow.

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