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U.N. Troops Break Up Protest Over Salaries

Guns drawn and riot shields up, U.N. peacekeeping troops rushed rockthrowing students Tuesday to break up a brawl over public teachers’ salaries.

The peacekeepers stepped in after Haitian police, firing tear gas for more than four hours, failed to control a second day of violence.

About 25 students and two Haitian police officers were injured, some seriously, a hospital official said. Several students were injured by flying rocks and others were overcome by tear gas.

The students were protesting in solidarity with their public school teachers, who walked off their jobs in late April claiming a salary raise from $53 to $71 month was inadequate.


 
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Seoul: North Korea committed to U.S. summit, denuclearization

UPDATED: 7:57 p.m.

updated  South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals’ surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” The Korean leaders’ second summit in a month Saturday saw bear hugs and broad smiles, but their quickly arranged meeting appears to highlight a sense of urgency on both sides of the world’s most heavily armed border.