Guatemala Morales defends ending UN anti-graft commission

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Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales reads a statement at the National Palace of Culture in Guatemala City, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Morales said on Thursday that the end of the mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala will not jeopardize investigations into corruption in the country. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco) GUATEMALA CITY –  President Jimmy
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Haiti riots caused American missionaries to fear for their lives

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People run past the Best Western hotel during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018.  (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) Tourists and missionaries from the United States were forced to stay inside Haiti after violent protests broke out Friday in the Caribbean nation’s capital over a government-ordered 50 percent
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North and South Korean leaders meet for second time in a month

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for the second time in a month on Saturday to discuss carrying out the peace commitments they reached in their first summit  (South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP) In a surprise turn of events, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met
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Iran nuclear deal: What is it?

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Calling it “decaying and rotten,” President Trump announced he is withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal and will be imposing more sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation.  Trump signed a presidential memorandum on May 8 withdrawing the U.S. from the controversial agreement signed by his predecessor in 2015. He said he will be
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Iran nuclear deal: What is it?

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Calling it “decaying and rotten,” President Trump announced he is withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal and will be imposing more sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation.  Trump signed a presidential memorandum on May 8 withdrawing the U.S. from the controversial agreement signed by his predecessor in 2015. He said he will be
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Russian officials accuse West of fomenting new Cold War

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu speaks during the Conference on International Security in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 4, 2018.  (Associated Press) MOSCOW  — Top Russian defense and security officials are accusing the West of fomenting a new Cold War in a bid to retain waning influence in global affairs. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says
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Ethnic violence in Congo’s northeast displaces 60,000

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BUNIA, Congo –  The assailants attacked under cover of darkness, slaughtering Nguli Nzafi ‘s wife and three children with machetes and arrows. The 71-year-old, who also lost all 40 of his cattle in the violence, was forced to flee on foot some 90 kilometers (56 miles) to safety in the town of Bunia. “I have
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Vietnam says ex-top police official organized gambling ring

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HANOI, Vietnam –  Vietnamese police have arrested a senior police official suspected of involvement in an international gambling ring as the ruling Communist Party pushes its crackdown on graft. The Ministry of Public Security said on its website that the arrest order had been issued Sunday for Nguyen Thanh Hoa, former head of a police
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