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Biological Weapons Plant Being Torn Down

Iraqi officials and U.N. experts have begun dismantling a major biological weapons factory near Baghdad, a move called for under international sanctions imposed after Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

Thanks in part to information provided after a high-level Iraqi official defected, a U.N. commission found there was “no use” for the Al-Hakam plant other than to make biological weapons, a U.N. official said Sunday.

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Kim Jong Un says Koreas are on starting line of a new history

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With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly back into the north with him before they returned to the southern side.