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Letter From America: This Past Week in Washington D.C.

What a dramatic week this past one has been in the U.S. capital! After writing about the POTUS last week I had no intention of getting back to Trump politics this week, but given all the hullaballoo, excitement and even the nervousness with all the major news events unfolding, I simply could not ignore revisiting the subject.

Letter From America: This Past Week in Washington D.C.
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Dealing with North Korea: has the US run out of options?

North Korea fired an ICBM – Inter Continental ballistic Missile – into the Sea of Japan on Friday, while calling the bluff of the Trump administration and the response came in the all too familiar pattern: initial well-hackneyed condemnation, followed by threat of more sanctions, live fire grills near the DMZ – the demilitarized zone between the North and the South – and of course, coaxing China to rein in its neighbour.

Dealing with North Korea: has the US run out of options?
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Oetzi the Iceman? Italy reopens coldest of cases

High in a remote area of the Oetztaler Alps in northern Italy, 5,300 years ago, Oetzi the Iceman was shot in the back with an arrow.

A reconstruction of the Iceman in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy.
The mummy on display at the museum. There are a few mummies in the world as old, but none so well preserved.
 Oetzi the Iceman? Italy reopens coldest of cases
Clockwise from top left: the Iceman’s hand, lower leg, ax and dagger.
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