Sudan fighting: Gunmen storm homes of UN staff as confusion reigns over ceasefire

CNN  —  Gunfire, explosions and overhead fighter jets were heard across Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Tuesday, as gunmen reportedly stormed the homes of people working for the United Nations and other international organizations, amid conflicting reports of an agreed ceasefire in the country. Fighting between the country’s armed forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces […]

Takeaways from Biden’s trip to Ireland

Dublin, Ireland CNN  —  Like so many Americans do each year, President Joe Biden returned to Ireland this week in search of his roots, seeking some connection and some answers in the land his people left so many years ago. He found it in pubs, priests and Parliament, which he said (in the Irish language) […]

China sanctions Reagan library, Hudson Institute for hosting Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen

CNN  —  China has slapped sanctions on two American organizations that hosted Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen during her recent travel in the United States, which Beijing had fiercely condemned. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Friday the Washington-headquartered think tank Hudson Institute and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California would be banned from any […]

What is the Good Friday Agreement? How a historic deal ended the Troubles in Northern Ireland

London CNN  —  US President Joe Biden will visit Belfast, Northern Ireland, next week to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA), a peace deal that brought an end to decades of sectarian violence on the island of Ireland known as “the Troubles.”  A lot has changed since 1998, when the deal was reached, but the accord lives large in the imaginations of European […]

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