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Weekly News Roundup: Week of 12/9
Stay in the loop about global issues with our list of this week’s major happenings in international relations:
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- Student Spotlight: Valeriya Lockwood
I started the program for several reasons, but one of them was to look for new career opportunities. I actually achieved this goal and my current employer made it clear that part of the reason [why I was hired was because] I am currently [enrolled] in this program with American University.
International Relations News:
- CNN – Uncertainty after North Korea announces execution of leader’s uncle
As the shock sinks in of North Korea’s extraordinary announcement of the execution of leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle and former protector, government officials and analysts are trying to decipher what the brutal move means.
- The Guardian – NSA review to leave spying programs largely unchanged, reports say
A participant in a White House-sponsored review of surveillance activities described as “shameful” an apparent decision to leave most of the National Security Agency’s controversial bulk spying intact.
- Reuters – Kerry says Israeli, Palestinian deal possible by end of April
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday Israel and the Palestinians were still on schedule to reach a full Middle East peace deal by the end of April, and both sides were committed to the talks.
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