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Kim Jong Un’s small step

International | The North Korean leader crosses into South Korea prior to summit talks with Moon Jae-in
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/27/18, 01:13 pm

NORTH KOREA: In just one step, Kim Jong Un crossed the southern side of the Korean Peninsula’s Demilitarized Zone for a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the first time a North Korean leader has stepped into South Korea since 1953.

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Chemical weapons inspectors finally collect samples in Douma

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/23/18, 10:27 am

A chemical weapons team on Saturday collected samples from the Syrian town of Douma, where residents reported what appeared to be a chlorine gas attack earlier this month. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed the team collected samples for testing.

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Attack on UN team delays chemical weapons probe

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/19/18, 11:41 am

Gunmen in the Syrian town of Douma opened fire on a United Nations security team visiting the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, forcing it to turn back. The attack caused yet another delay in the fact-finding mission to verify the chemical assault. Ahmet Uzumcu, who heads the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said the team on Tuesday returned to the Syrian capital, Damascus, after gunmen shot at them and detonated an explosive device.

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