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North Korean Confirms Detention of American Citizen

(VOA): North Korea on Wednesday confirmed the detention of another American citizen for alleged acts of hostility aimed at overthrowing the country. Kim Sang Dok, an accounting instructor at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was "intercepted" at Pyongyang International Airport on..

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US Missile Defense System in South Korea Operational

(VOA): The U.S. military says a missile defense system being set up in South Korea is now capable of intercepting missiles fired from North Korea. The Terminal High Altitude Defense (THAAD) has "initial intercept capability," defense officials said.But they cautioned that work will continue in..

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Trump-Kim Summit Would Likely Require Major Concessions

(VOA): Despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s expressed willingness to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, it seems unlikely to happen anytime soon as neither side is prepared to offer any concessions to warrant such a high level summit. When Trump on Monday said he would be "honored" to..

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China Deports American Woman Convicted of Spying

(VOA): On Friday, China deported Sandy Phan-Gillis, three days after she had been convicted of spying in a Chinese court of espionage and sentenced to three and a-half years in prison. She is currently in Los Angeles with her husband and family members. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from..

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Witnesses: Suicide Blast in Afghan Capital Targets NATO

(VOA): An apparent suicide bombing near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Wednesday appeared to target a convoy of armored personnel carriers used by the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, witnesses and security officials said. The blast, which security officials at the scene said was a suicide..

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IS Says It Has Captured E. Afghan District From Taliban

(VOA): Islamic State is claiming to have attacked and captured a volatile district from the rival Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. The Syrian-based terrorist group in a statement through its Amaq News Agency says overnight clashes for the control of Chaprhar in Nangarhar province killed at least..

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Thousands Take Part in World May Day Protests

(VOA): Protesters in the United States and around the world have marked International Workers Day, May Day, with rallies and demonstrations that, from France to Turkey, turned violent Monday. VOA Europe Correspondent Luis Ramirez reports. (This story has not been edited by N24 staff and is..

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Pakistan Spy Chief to Visit Afghanistan

(VOA): Pakistan’s spy chief is expected to visit Afghanistan later this week for talks with counterparts in Kabul on bilateral anti-terrorism and security cooperation, officials said Monday. The director general of the Inter-Services intelligence, Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar, is likely to..

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