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US enlists UN to keep sanctions pressure on NKorea

US enlists UN to keep sanctions pressure on NKoreaUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday met with the UN Security Council for the first talks on North Korea since Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's summit -- and was to urge the top UN body to keep the pressure on Pyongyang. Pompeo was to update the council on Washington's drive to persuade North Korea to scrap its nuclear and missile programs -- and try to convince them that maintaining sanctions on Kim's regime is crucial. Trump opened up prospects for an end to the standoff with North Korea when he met in Singapore on June 12 with Kim, who agreed to work toward denuclearization of the peninsula.


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Knife attack on German bus: At least 14 wounded in stabbing in city of Luebeck

Knife attack on German bus: At least 14 wounded in stabbing in city of LuebeckAt least 14 people have been wounded, two of them seriously, in a knife attack on a bus in Germany. A suspect - believed to be in his mid-30s - has been arrested after the stabbings in the northern city of Luebeck on Friday afternoon. The packed bus was heading in the direction of Travemuende, a popular beach, when a man pulled a weapon on passengers, according to local media. The bus driver immediately stopped the vehicle, allowing passengers to escape, local newspaper Luebecker Nachrichten reported. A police crew that happened to be nearby was able to get to the scene quickly, allowing officers to detain the suspect. "The passengers jumped out of the bus and were screaming," said Lothar H, a witness who lives close to the scene. "It was terrible. Then the injured were brought out. The perpetrator had a kitchen knife." Police spokesman Duerk Duerbrook said the attack happened in the Kuecknitz district of Luebeck - around 40 miles from Hamburg. He said authorities were still trying to determine the circumstances of the attack.  Luebeck is in northern Germany, around 40 miles from Hamburg The force described it as a "major police deployment", adding that there had been no fatalities. "There is currently a major police deployment in Luebeck," the police force wrote on Twitter. "We are examining the situation and will give more information later." While the motive has not been established, Germany has been on high alert after several deadly Islamist extremist attacks.


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Ethiopia offers amnesty to recently freed political prisoners

Ethiopia offers amnesty to recently freed political prisonersBy Maggie Fick ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has passed a law that grants amnesty to political prisoners who have been released recently and reverses decades of security-obsessed rule. The law is in line with a breathtaking series of political and economic reforms in Ethiopia, a country of 100 million people, since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in April. Security forces also killed hundreds to quell protests against economic mismanagement, inequality and repression.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/ethiopia-offers-amnesty-recently-freed-political-prisoners-133059459.html

How a Low Unemployment Rate May Affect your Job Search

How a Low Unemployment Rate May Affect your Job SearchIn May 2018, the national unemployment rate was 3.8 percent -- the lowest since 2000. In a tight labor market like the one we are experiencing today, employees are more inclined to job-hop, which means talent retention is becoming increasingly important. In today's job market, employers cannot afford high turnover.


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Thais turn to art, T-shirts to mark cave rescue of 'lucky' 13

Thais turn to art, T-shirts to mark cave rescue of 'lucky' 13By Patpicha Tanakasempipat CHIANG RAI (Reuters) - Memorabilia featuring a young Thai soccer team and their coach rescued from a flooded cave is flying off the shelves, said Suwit Jaipom, who heads an art gallery in the northern province of Chiang Rai, where the boys live. The 12 boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach, who went missing on June 23 while exploring a cave complex, were rescued last week during a perilous three-day mission by foreign and Thai divers that gripped viewers around the world. "There is quite some demand for memorabilia," Suwit, the president of Art Bridge Chiang Rai, which began taking orders last week for T-shirts featuring the team, told Reuters.


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Trump responds to Helsinki criticism by inviting Putin to White House

Trump responds to Helsinki criticism by inviting Putin to White HouseDonald Trump has asked his administration to formally invite Russian president Vladimir Putin to visit Washington later this year, the White House announced on Thursday. Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said Trump asked his national security adviser John Bolton to extend the invitation to Putin for a “working level” dialogue between the two leaders.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-plans-formally-invite-putin-212246896.html

Zimbabwe election race tightens: poll

Zimbabwe election race tightens: pollPresident Emmerson Mnangagwa has only a narrow lead over opposition leader Nelson Chamisa ahead of Zimbabwe's landmark elections on July 30, according to a poll released Friday. The Afrobarometer poll put Mnangagwa on 40 percent and Chamisa on 37 percent and said there was now a "reasonable possibility" the opposition champion could win after a spurt in popularity. With less than two weeks to go before Zimbabwe's first elections since the ouster of Robert Mugabe, about a fifth of voters still are undecided, the poll said.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/zimbabwe-election-race-tightens-poll-114155528.html

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