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U.S. Extradites Former Panamanian President

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On Monday, the United States Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan extradited former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli to Panama to face charges of wiretapping (Reuters). In June 2017, Martinelli was arrested in Miami, Florida after Panama authorities requested his extradition on charges that he used public funds to spy on political rivals (Reuters). A federal […]

Trump and Kim Hold Summit in Singapore

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United States President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday (AP). Trump and Kim signed a statement promising to take measures to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, without specifying the intended methods or timeframe (AP). The agreement primarily reinforced existing commitments, stating that the leaders would “build a lasting […]

Saudi Crown Prince Visits United States

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Prince Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, arrived in Washington D.C. on Monday, 20 March 2018, beginning a two-week tour of the United States (Reuters 1). According to Nader Hashemi, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies, the prince’s visit has several […]