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North and South Korea talk peace in historic summit

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/27/18, 10:55 am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at a historic face-to-face summit Friday with both leaders crossing their borders to shake hands. At the end of the summit, the leaders announced additional plans to reconcile their nations but offered no details on the North’s nuclear weapons program. Kim began the day by stepping into the South to shake hands with Moon as schoolchildren bearing flowers and a military band welcomed him. Kim is the first North Korean leader to cross the demilitarized border since the end of the Korean War in 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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