Two Koreas' leaders in mountain show of unity

Two Koreas' leaders in mountain show of unityKim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in visited the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation Thursday for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang’s negotiations with Washington. The North Korean leader on Wednesday agreed to shutter the Tongchang-ri missile-testing site in the presence of international observers, a move the US welcomed by saying it was ready for immediate talks aimed at denuclearising the North. Pyongyang also said it could dismantle its best-known nuclear facility at Yongbyon, if the US takes “corresponding measures”, as Kim and the South Korean president held their third summit this year.


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Charlottesville: Trump calls for unity – but divisions still run deep a year after deadly protests

Charlottesville: Trump calls for unity - but divisions still run deep a year after deadly protestsFor many, the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on 12 August 2017 confirmed their worst fears about the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency. A white nationalist rally, called to protest against the removal of a Confederate statue, ended in tragedy with a counterprotester – 32-year-old Heather Heyer – being killed by a car driven through a crowd. A year on, Trump displayed on Saturday the statesmanlike behaviour that numerous members of congress, rights groups across the country, and many citizens thought was sorely lacking in the wake of the rally.


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Zimbabwean president talks unity; challenger alleges fraud

Zimbabwean president talks unity; challenger alleges fraudHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The two news conferences embodied Zimbabwe’s bitter political divisions: Riot police unsuccessfully tried to scuttle an appearance in a hotel garden by the opposition leader who said the country’s election was a fraud, while the president spoke about a “flowering” of freedom and bipartisan unity from a red carpet in an elegant State House building.


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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa calls for unity, rival questions election result

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa calls for unity, rival questions election resultBy MacDonald Dzirutwe and Joe Brock HARARE (Reuters) – President Emmerson Mnangagwa called on Friday for Zimbabwe to unite behind him after he was declared winner of national elections, but the opposition leader questioned the outcome and demanded “proper and verified” results be released. The election, the first since the army removed 94-year-old Robert Mugabe from office in November, passed off relatively smoothly on the day, raising hopes of a break from a history of disputed and violent polls.


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