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Saturday, July 14, 2018
Donald Trump heads to Helsinki Sunday for a summit meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, leaving his NATO allies — including Britain — bruised and once again scratching their heads about how to cope with an unconventional, freewheeling U.S. President who appears unsentimental about the Western alliance and discounts diplomatic niceties. After midweek encounters in Brussels, where Trump accused Europeans of being delinquent and reportedly hinted the U.S. might withdraw from NATO... (Full Story)
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Just across the Baltic Sea from Helsinki, where U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will meet for a much-anticipated summit Monday, Estonia is watching events unfold with growing alarm. The country was once a Soviet Republic, but now hosts NATO forces aimed at deterring any Russian incursions. As Henry Ridgwell reports, Moscow's annexation of Crimea and other actions against Ukraine have left front-line Baltic states nervous of any rapprochement with... (Full Story)
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Editor's note: This is one in a series of articles looking at Chinese involvement in Africa. Infrastructure and trade dominate news about China's involvement in Africa. Projects like the $4 billion Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya and the $3.5 billion free-trade zone in Djibouti are among the biggest investments African countries have made in their industrialization, with broad implications for transportation and commerce. And in 2015, China did $188 billion worth of... (Full Story)
Saturday, July 14, 2018
It would take less than three hours by tank from the Russian border across the flat Baltic grasslands and birch forests to reach the Tapa military base in Estonia. Once a Soviet army base and airfield, Tapa now hosts a thousand-strong NATO force, made up of 800 British troops and 200 Danish soldiers, alongside tanks, armored vehicles and artillery. The NATO troops are officially part of the alliance’s Enhanced Forward Presence program, agreed to in 2016 and aimed at deterring any... (Full Story)
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Soccer fans around the world will be watching Saturday as England plays Belgium for third place in the World Cup, and on Sunday when France battles Croatia for the title.   In Uganda, police and many fans will check for security measures before entering any venue screening the action. The memory of attacks that killed scores of fans watching the 2010 final match remains strong.   Bridget Nakasi is among the Ugandans who remember the Kampala bombings on July 11,... (Full Story)
Saturday, July 14, 2018
The World Health Organization is calling for access to more than 210,000 people in urgent need of medical assistance in southern Syria, the scene of recent intense fighting between Russian-backed Syrian Government forces and opposition armed groups.  United Nations and other aid agencies are able to provide medical and other assistance to people in Government-controlled areas in southern Syria.  But, parts of rebel-held northwest Daraa and Quneitra Governorates are inaccessible... (Full Story)
Saturday, July 14, 2018
At least six people have been killed — including five of the attackers — in two assaults Saturday near the presidential palace in Mogadishu, witnesses said. According to those on the scene, a speeding car exploded at a security check point near Peace Garden, a public park, followed by heavy gunfire between gunmen and security forces. Reports say the security forces engaged with the gunmen and repulsed the attack on their check point. The initial reports say six people, including a... (Full Story)
Saturday, July 14, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he would "firmly" ask Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about his country's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election that has triggered a U.S. federal investigation Trump claims is a "rigged witch hunt." "I think it really hurts our country," Trump said at a news conference in Britain after meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May. "It really hurts our relationship with Russia. I think that we would have... (Full Story)
Saturday, July 14, 2018
To dancing and cheers, Eritrea’s longtime president arrived Saturday in Ethiopia for his first visit in 22 years amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals.    Thousands turned out in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, under tight security to welcome President Isaias Afwerki, whose visit is the latest step in ending a long state of war. Ethiopia’s reformist new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made a similar visit to Eritrea’s capital last weekend, welcomed by... (Full Story)
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Dr. O Yong Il swings open a glass door with an orange biohazard sign and gestures to the machine he hoped would revolutionize his life’s work. As chief of North Korea’s tuberculosis laboratory, Dr. O saw it as a godsend. Tuberculosis is North Korea’s biggest public health problem. With the American-made GeneXpert, his lab would be able to complete a TB test in two hours instead of two months. It took years, but Dr. O got the machines, only to discover GeneXpert needs cartridges he... (Full Story)
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