Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visitEritrean President Isaias Afwerki pledged to resolve his country’s dispute with Ethiopia on Saturday in a historic visit to Addis Ababa aimed at cementing peace less than a week after the nations declared an end to two decades of conflict. Isaias arrived in the Ethiopian capital just five days after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited Eritrea as part of a dizzying peace process aimed at ending years of violence and animosity between the neighbours who were once part of the same nation.


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North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visit

North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visitKim Jong Un concluded a two-day whirlwind visit to China Wednesday, where he declared North Korea’s unstinting “friendship” with Beijing in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump. It was Kim’s third official visit to China, designed to reassure Beijing that Pyongyang will not neglect its interests as Trump and the young autocrat move into uncharted diplomatic terrain.


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Merkel Seeks Macron's Help as Asylum Crisis Threatens EU Unity

  1. Merkel Seeks Macron’s Help as Asylum Crisis Threatens EU Unity  Bloomberg
  2. Defiant Merkel backs Europe migrant policy as Bavaria row simmers  Reuters
  3. How Far Will Bavaria’s Conservatives Go to Fend Off the Far-Right?  Foreign Policy (blog)
  4. Demand for Tighter Border Threatens to Undo German Government  Wall Street Journal
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The Latest: Putin, FIFA boss stress unity at World Cup

  1. The Latest: Putin, FIFA boss stress unity at World Cup  Washington Post
  2. US tops 2018 World Cup ticket sales to fans outside of Russia  ESPN
  3. Russia hopes to stir World Cup crowds with musical spoons  Reuters
  4. Usually boycotting a world sporting event would seem extreme, but this is Putin’s Russia we’re talking about  The Independent
  5. If You’re Afraid of Heights but Going to the World Cup, Don’t Sit Here  New York Times
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Erdogan urges Muslim unity against Israel's 'brutality' on Palestinians

Erdogan urges Muslim unity against Israel's 'brutality' on PalestiniansTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday urged the Islamic world to show greater unity in supporting the Palestinians, saying Muslim leaders needed to overcome divisions to combat Israel’s “brutality”. Erdogan first addressed thousands in Istanbul at a rally he personally called and barely an hour later chaired an emergency summit of Islamic heads of state he had summoned at a few days notice. The Turkish strongman has been outspoken over the killing by Israeli forces on Monday of some 60 Palestinians on the Gaza border as well as the move of the US embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


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In rare display of unity, majority, minority lawmakers slam Sereno's ouster

  1. In rare display of unity, majority, minority lawmakers slam Sereno’s ouster  Philippine Star
  2. Top Philippine Judge Removed After Attacks on Duterte’s Drug War  Bloomberg
  3. Philippine top judge, Duterte’s critic, ousted by colleagues  ABC News
  4. The Court, in the wrong  Inquirer.net
  5. Philippine Court Removes Chief Justice, a Critic of Duterte  New York Times
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China, Japan and South Korea highlight unity amid North Korea moves

China, Japan and South Korea highlight unity amid North Korea movesBy Kiyoshi Takenaka and Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO (Reuters) – The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to cooperate in seeking peace on the Korean peninsula against the backdrop of historic diplomatic moves by North Korea and a push for the isolated country to give up its nuclear weapons. North Korea figured prominently in talks between the three leaders in Tokyo after South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s historic meeting last month with the North’s Kim Jong Un. Kim is expected to have a summit soon with U.S. President Donald Trump.


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