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Donald Trump steps into North Korea, in historic first

  Panmunjom, South Korea | AFP | Donald Trump stepped onto North Korean soil Sunday as he met Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula, in a symbolic diplomatic spectacle and a first for any American president. After shaking hands with Kim over the line …

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Tehran says Trump’s ‘genocidal taunts won’t end Iran’

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the “genocidal taunts” of US President Donald Trump will not “end Iran”, as tensions spike between the two countries. “Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone. Economic terrorism and genocidal taunts won’t ‘end Iran’,” …

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US urges immediate resumption of Sudan talks

Washington, United States | AFP |  Major international powers during talks Friday in Washington urged Sudan’s military rulers and protesters to resume stalled negotiations immediately, the United States said. Representatives from the UN, African Union and European powers “called for an immediate resumption of talks” between the two sides, tweeted …

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US slaps sanctions over Russia rights despite revived ties

  Washington, United States | AFP | The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on five Russians over abuses including the killing of a prominent opposition leader, days after top-level talks seemed to ease tensions between the powers. The State Department highlighted the actions against the five people, plus one …

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RWANDA-UGANDA: When two elephants fight

Feud between Rwanda, Uganda strongmen takes toll Katuna, Uganda | AFP | The people living on either side of the Ugandan-Rwandan border at Katuna never much considered the boundary: children crossed for school, workers moved freely and trade thrived. That harmony evaporated in February when Rwanda abruptly closed the crossing, …

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African summit urges democratic transition in Sudan

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  African leaders at an emergency summit in Cairo urged Sudan’s military rulers on Tuesday to implement a democratic transition within three months, the Egyptian presidency said. Egypt and representatives from several other African nations gave Sudanese authorities and political actors three months “to implement peaceful… and …

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Pope kisses Machar, Kiir feet

Pope hopes for S.Sudan peace as leaders end Vatican retreat Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |  Pope Francis called Thursday for warring South Sudanese factions to respect the latest armistice after a two-day Vatican retreat aimed at shoring up the fragile peace. “I express my heartfelt hope that hostilities …

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