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Finding creative ways to protest


(State Dept./Doug Thompson)   By : Mark Trainer / ShareAmerica.   When governments try to curtail their citizens’ right to express their views, those citizens find ways to do it anyway. Young people throughout Iran are protesting the government — including its recent shutdown of Telegram, a messaging app used by …

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Trump and NATO head welcome increased defense spending


President Trump (right) and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office on May 17. (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)   By :  ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   In a May 17 meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House, President Trump applauded the many billions of dollars of increased …

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Two brothers work for freedom in North Korea


Park Jung-oh says human rights in North Korea have not improved since he escaped 18 years ago. (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)   By :  ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   Park Jung-oh fled North Korea with his family in 2000. Today, he and his brother are on a mission to fight North Koreans’ ignorance …

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Meet 10 amazing young people … and be inspired


By : Sherry L. Brukbacher / ShareAmerica.     A photojournalist who documents the plight of a religious minority in Iraq, an educator who brings science skills to Latin America’s underprivileged, and an advocate for women who uses social media to speak out against sexual assault in South Africa. They and …

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Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia, a steady U.S. friend


King Abdulaziz ibn Saud meets with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt aboard the USS Quincy in 1945. Colonel William Eddy (front left) served as translator. (@ Bettman/Getty Images)   By :  ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   Saudi Arabia is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s first stop on a trip to the Middle East, …

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Dogs lend their noses to Iraq’s de-mining effort


A dog handler and his German shepherd search for explosive devices that ISIS left behind in Mosul. (Courtesy photo)   By : Emily Louise Bowman / ShareAmerica.   Like most young dogs, Vivi, a 3-year-old Dutch shepherd, loves to play. Her favorite game is sniffing out explosive devices, which is great …

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An agency working far and wide for safe, orderly migration


These Rohingya children at a camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, were among hundreds of thousands who fled Burma. (© Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)   By : Christopher Connell / ShareAmerica.   The International Organization for Migration (IOM) was born in 1951 when the countries of Western Europe were still grappling with …

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