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South Carolina congressional candidate seriously injured in car crash

South Carolina congressional candidate seriously injured in car crashSouth Carolina Republican congressional candidate Katie Arrington, who ousted incumbent U.S. Representative Mark Sanford in a primary this month, was seriously injured in a car crash that killed the driver of a second vehicle, her campaign said on Saturday. Arrington, 47, was the passenger in a car driven by a friend on Friday night when a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction struck them on Highway 17 in Charleston County as they were going to Hilton Head where Arrington was to receive an award from a state medical organization, her campaign said. Tim Scott, a Republican U.S. Senator from South Carolina, told the News & Courier newspaper in Charleston that he visited Arrington on Saturday and spoke with her.



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North and South Korea Agree to Hold Family Reunification Meetings This Summer

North and South Korea Agree to Hold Family Reunification Meetings This SummerAs the rivals boost reconciliation efforts



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More time needed to achieve peace, South Sudan rebels say

More time needed to achieve peace, South Sudan rebels sayBy Denis Dumo JUBA (Reuters) – South Sudanese rebels said on Thursday that more time is needed to secure lasting peace in the country and it would be necessary to address the root causes of a civil war. “There is no shortcut to peace,” the group said in a statement after peace talks in Ethiopia between its leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir, the first time the two men had met since 2016, when a peace deal collapsed and fighting re-erupted between their forces. SPLM/SPLA (IO) said the solution to the five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands of people and forced more than 3 million people to flee their homes, was to revisit the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).



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South Korean farmer prosecuted for killing dogs for meat in 'landmark case'

South Korean farmer prosecuted for killing dogs for meat in 'landmark case'A South Korean court has ruled against the killing of dogs for meat, in what has been described by animal rights groups as a milestone towards a national ban on serving the animals for human consumption.  An estimated one million dogs are believed to be eaten annually in South Korea, where the practice historically has been fuelled by a belief that it aids virility.  Younger Koreans, however, are generally opposed to it, and pressure is building on the government to outlaw the raising of dogs to be killed for food.  A city court in Bucheon, a satellite city of the capital, Seoul, has now convicted the owner of a dog farm for killing animals without a proper reason and violating building and hygiene regulations.  The ruling, which imposed a 3 million won (£2,000) fine, was made in April but only made public this week.  Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy rescued a puppy from a dog farm in February  Credit: Ahn Young-joon/AP The complaint had been initially brought against the farmer by animal rights group, Care. The group’s lawyer told AFP that the verdict that killing dogs for their meat was illegal was “very significant.” The precedent “paved the way for outlawing dog meat consumption entirely,” she added, revealing that Care intends to file complaints against “many more” dog farmers. The convicted man has reportedly waived his right to appeal, but the association of dog farms branded the court’s decision “outrageous”. They have pledged to fight the campaign against them “to the end.” The dog meat industry is facing a battle on multiple fronts. Ahead of the Winter Olympics, the government launched a crackdown citing hygiene and animal protection laws, conscious that the serving of dog meat would likely shock foreign visitors.  Growing domestic opposition to the consumption of dogs led to the introduction in early May of a legislative bill that would remove the legal basis for factory-style mass breeding of canines.  The draft law, tabled in the National Assembly by a member of the centre right Bareunmirae party, aims to close down the dog meat industry. An activist rescues a dog at the Yulin dog meat festival in China Credit: AFP/AFP Although dog meat cannot be traded through major distribution channels like other livestock, it is still legal to breed dogs to sell their meat as long as the animals are not killed in open areas or in front of each other.  In nearby China, where the consumption of dog meat, although controversial, is also a legal common practice, residents of the southern city of Yulin defended the eating of dogs to celebrate the summer solstice on Thursday.  Yulin’s annual ten-day lychee and dog meat festival has become a flashpoint for activists who regularly try to pressure organisers to cancel the event, and who have raided slaughterhouses and intercepted truckloads of dogs.  Animal rights groups highlight videos of dogs caught with wire lassos and cruelly beaten to death with metal rods.  Their protests have been rejected by festival-goers.   "Yulin's so-called lychee and dog meat festival is just a popular custom of ours. Popular customs themselves cannot be right or wrong," Yulin resident Wang Yue told Reuters. "Those scenes of bloody dog slaughter that you see online, I want to say that the killing of any animal will be bloody. I hope people can look at this objectively." 



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South Sudan president Kiir departs for Ethiopia ahead of peace talks

South Sudan president Kiir departs for Ethiopia ahead of peace talksSouth Sudan President Salva Kiir left the capital on Wednesday and headed to Ethiopia ahead of a planned meeting with his rival and rebel leader Riek Machar ahead of planned talks to try to negotiate an end to a five-year-old civil war, an official said. “IGAD has decided to call face-to-face dialogue between our president and Riek Machar on outstanding issues,” Awut Deng, a senior member of Kiir’s delegation, said before departing, referring to the regional East African bloc.



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South Sudan president Kiir departs for Ethiopia ahead of peace talks

South Sudan president Kiir departs for Ethiopia ahead of peace talksSouth Sudan President Salva Kiir left the capital on Wednesday and headed to Ethiopia ahead of a planned meeting with his rival and rebel leader Riek Machar ahead of planned talks to try to negotiate an end to a five-year-old civil war, an official said. “IGAD has decided to call face-to-face dialogue between our president and Riek Machar on outstanding issues,” Awut Deng, a senior member of Kiir’s delegation, said before departing, referring to the regional East African bloc.



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South Sudan president Kiir departs for Ethiopia ahead of peace talks

South Sudan president Kiir departs for Ethiopia ahead of peace talksSouth Sudan President Salva Kiir left the capital on Wednesday and headed to Ethiopia ahead of a planned meeting with his rival and rebel leader Riek Machar ahead of planned talks to try to negotiate an end to a five-year-old civil war, an official said. “IGAD has decided to call face-to-face dialogue between our president and Riek Machar on outstanding issues,” Awut Deng, a senior member of Kiir’s delegation, said before departing, referring to the regional East African bloc.



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South Korea Defense Ministry Confirms Suspension of Joint U.S.-South Korea Military Drills Originally Planned for August

South Korea Defense Ministry Confirms Suspension of Joint U.S.-South Korea Military Drills Originally Planned for AugustThe South Korean Defense Ministry confirmed Tuesday that their major military exercise with the US planned for August has been suspended.



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Former South Carolina Gov. Sanford loses primary following Trump disapproval

Former South Carolina Gov. Sanford loses primary following Trump disapprovalHours before the polls closed on Tuesday, Trump tweeted, that Sanford had been “very unhelpful” and was “better off in Argentina,” referring to Sanford’s extramarital affair. State Rep. Katie Arrington won the race.



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South Korea caught off guard after U.S.-North Korea summit

South Korea caught off guard after U.S.-North Korea summitIn exchange for denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, President Trump agreed to end joint military exercises with South Korea — a major concession to Kim Jong Un at the expense of a close ally.



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