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31st May 2018 . by incontext_adm

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TOP NORTH KOREAN OFFICIAL IN US TO PLAN FOR SUMMIT

31st May 2018 . by incontext_adm

31 MAY 2018 (SOURCE: ALJAZEERA) – The North Korean leader’s right-hand man Kim Yong-chol met Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for a steak dinner at a Manhattan apartment to discuss plans for a historic summit planned for next month. Two more meetings between Kim – North Korea’s former spy chief – and Pompeo – the ex-head of the…

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WHITE HOUSE MOVES FORWARD ON CHINA SANCTIONS

30th May 2018 . by incontext_adm

30 MAY 2018 (SOURCE: AFP) – President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is moving to finalize trade sanctions against China even as a US delegation is set to travel to Beijing for talks to resolve the dispute. The White House said the planned sanctions announced in March, largely focused on China’s theft of American intellectual property,…

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SAUDI-LED COALITION CLOSES IN ON YEMEN PORT CITY HODEIDAH

29th May 2018 . by incontext_adm

29 MAY 2018 –  Forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition are closing in on Yemen’s Houthi-held port city Hodeidah, a coalition spokesman said, but did not specify whether there were plans for an assault to seize the western port, long a key target in the war. “Hodeidah is 20 km (12.43 miles) away and operations…

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POTENTIAL FOR CONFLICT IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEAS

28th May 2018 . by incontext_adm

28 MAY 2018 – China has voiced “strong dissatisfaction” after two US warships sailed by an island claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, adding to simmering tensions in the strategic waterway. The foreign ministry issued a statement expressing “resolute opposition” to the US sail-by of the territory in the disputed Paracel Island…

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WEEK 10: “When It Has All Been Said and Done”

27th May 2018 . by incontext_adm

“The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care, and their inheritance will endure forever.” (Psalm 37:18, NIV) Have you ever thought about the legacy that you will leave behind? “Isn’t this a bit of a morbid subject to ponder upon?” you may ask. Talking about death and legacy is probably one of the most…

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TRUMP CANCELS US-NORTH KOREA SUMMIT

25th May 2018 . by incontext_adm

25 MAY 2018 – Donald Trump has cancelled his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, blaming increasingly hostile rhetoric from Pyongyang. After several days during which the president appeared to be signalling that secret negotiations ahead of his planned meeting for June 12 were not going well, he said he was pulling out of the…

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ISSUE 195 | 24 MAY 2018

24th May 2018 . by incontext_adm

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ONE YEAR AFTER THE MARAWI SIEGE

24th May 2018 . by incontext_adm

24 MAY 2018 – One year after the battle for Marawi began with a firefight between the Philippines military and a homegrown ISIS outfit bent on creating a caliphate, more than 230,000 residents of the southern city, or most of its population, remain displaced, according to humanitarian organizations. The siege ended last October. And while President Rodrigo Duterte declared…

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NEW EBOLA OUTBREAK

23rd May 2018 . by incontext_adm

23 MAY 2018  – Two more people have died from Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday, as aid agencies battled to persuade sceptical residents about the severity of an outbreak that has killed 27 since April. One of the deaths occurred in Mbandaka, according to a daily healthy ministry bulletin. A nurse…

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