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Shifting Ground: Germany is struggling to form a government after the pro-business Free Democrats Party pulled out of talks with two other parties to assemble a coalition led by Angela Merkel. Meanwhile, Robert Mugabe is refusing to resign as president of Zimbabwe, despite being placed under house arrest by his military last week and voted out of his party. When the country’s parliament reconvenes on Tuesday, he could be impeached.

President Trump announced that North Korea will once again be designated as a , placing additional sanctions on the country and adding a possible roadblock to any attempts to negotiate with Pyongyang over its nuclear testing program. As for individual terrorism suspects, Trump has implied he believes.

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