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Each week, The World & I Online gathers news stories highlighting the lives, situations and cultures of people worldwide.

 
 Week ending Friday, March 09, 2018 
 
NORTH KOREA: Trump Says He Believes North Korean Leader Ready to 'Make Peace'
Donald Trump said Saturday that he believed North Korea was ready "to make peace" after its leader, Kim Jong Un, declared his willingness to meet the U.S. president. "I think it's time," Trump said...
 
CHINA: China Abolishes Term Limits for President
China’s National People’s Congress voted Sunday to abolish presidential term limits. The vote sets up a path that current president Xi Jinping could navigate to rule indefinitely. Xi’s current t...
 
RUSSIA: British Ministers Meet to Discuss Poisoning of Former Russian Spy
British government ministers met Saturday to discuss the case of a Russian man and his daughter who were mysteriously poisoned by a rare nerve agent in the town of Salisbury nearly a week ago. Home...
 
MEXICO: Forest Communities Join Forces to Fight Land Degradation in Mexico
Forest communities play a fundamental role in Mexico in combating land degradation, but they need more support to that end. The owners of forests can make a contribution in this Latin American coun...
 
USA: Model Neighbor But No Citizen: Undocumented Kansas Teacher in Detention
In the month since Syed Ahmed Jamal, originally from Bangladesh, was arrested by immigration agents, his case has sparked outrage and support in a community that had known him as an involved teacher a...
 
CHINA: China Sends Critics on Vacation Before Moving to Scrap Presidential Term Limit
On Sunday, China’s communist party rulers are expected to smoothly pass an amendment to the constitution that gives the country’s powerful leader Xi Jinping a mandate to serve as president for as long...
 
PAKISTAN: Hairdressers in Pakistan Province Announce Ban on Stylish Beards
Hairdressers in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province on Monday announced a ban on trimming stylish beards such as goatees or so-called French beards, calling the cuts un-Islamic. “We made th...
 
THE PACIFIC RIM: Japan-led Pacific Rim Countries Desperate to Embrace Trump
The grandiose sounding Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will be signed in Santiago de Chile today, 8 March. Instead of doing something to advance the condi...
 
AFRICA & ASIA: Legal Africa-Asia Wildlife Trade Gets a Look in
In recent years, the focus on wildlife trade between Africa and Asia has been almost exclusively on poaching of iconic mammals and the smuggling of their parts. Meanwhile, the vast, legal trade in ...
 
AFGHANISTAN: Disabled American, Afghan Soldiers Face Different Realities
In recent years, the focus on wildlife trade between Africa and Asia has been almost exclusively on poaching of iconic mammals and the smuggling of their parts. Meanwhile, the vast, legal trade in...
 
 
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Articles for
Week Ending
 March 9, 2018

NORTH KOREA: Trump Says He Believes North Korean Leader Ready to 'Make Peace'

CHINA: China Abolishes Term Limits for President

RUSSIA: British Ministers Meet to Discuss Poisoning of Former Russian Spy

MEXICO: Forest Communities Join Forces to Fight Land Degradation in Mexico

USA: Model Neighbor But No Citizen: Undocumented Kansas Teacher in Detention

CHINA: China Sends Critics on Vacation Before Moving to Scrap Presidential Term Limit

PAKISTAN: Hairdressers in Pakistan Province Announce Ban on Stylish Beards

THE PACIFIC RIM: Japan-led Pacific Rim Countries Desperate to Embrace Trump

AFRICA & ASIA: Legal Africa-Asia Wildlife Trade Gets a Look in

AFGHANISTAN: Disabled American, Afghan Soldiers Face Different Realities

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