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Campaign caravan of Brazil's da Silva shot at; no one hurt

Brazil: Leftist Presidential Frontrunner Attacked with Gunfire as Court Rejects Corruption Appeal

Brazil’s leftist former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva lost a final appeal on his corruption conviction that could soon land him in prison and keep him out of the 2018 presidential race. While still a heavy favorite to win, signs of opposition are starting to grow, including recent eggings at campaign stops and gunfire aimed at his campaign convoy on Tuesday.

A special train is seen at Beijing Railway Station in Beijing Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Speculation about a visit to Beijing by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un or another high-level Pyongyang official was running high Tuesday amid talk of preparations for a meeting between the North's reclusive leader and President Donald Trump. (Photo: AP)

China: ‘No Idea’ if Mysterious North Korea Train Carried Kim Jong-un to Beijing

Neither the governments of China nor North Korea has confirmed persistent rumors that dictator Kim Jong-un traveled via train to Beijing on Monday. On Tuesday, following the departure of a mysterious North Korean train from the Chinese capital, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters she had “no idea” whether such a visit occurred.

Moon Jae-in. Kim Jong Un

North Korea Accepts High-Level Talks with South This Week

After a largely silent several weeks following its invitation to in-person talks to U.S. President Donald Trump, the communist regime governing North Korea has reportedly accepted high-level talks between its officials and those of South Korea, to occur on March 29.

A replica of a Jose Marti statue that sits in New Yorks Central Park, is seen during its unveiling in front of the Museum of the Revolution on January 28, 2018, in Havana, Cuba. The statue of Cubas national hero Marti was donated by a fund initiated by the Bronx Museum of the Arts and was unveiled on the 165th anniversary of Martis birth. President Raul Castro has declared that he will step down from the presidency and that therefore the National Assembly will elect a new president in Cuba on April 19, 2018. Diaz Canel is said to be most likely Cubas new President. Cubas Revolution leader Fidel Castro died in November 2016. (Photo by Sven Creutzmann/Mambo photo/Getty Images)

Cuba Bans Film Screening for Insulting ‘Sacred’ Founding Father

The communist regime governing Cuba recently blocked the screening of a film in which a character describes founding father José Martí as a “fag” and a “turd,” later arguing that Martí’s image – co-opted by the communists despite his affinity for the United States – was “sacred” and not subject to public scrutiny.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman conducts a meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May with other members of their delegations, inside 10 Downing Street, London, on Wednesday March 7, 2018. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a royal welcome with high level political talks to begin his three day visit to Britain, although protesters criticised the visit. (Dan Kitwood/Pool via AP)

Saudi Crown Prince: Saudis Will Develop Nuclear Bomb if Iran Does

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, commonly referred to as MBS, asserted that Riyadh will pursue nuclear weapons development if Iran possesses a nuclear bomb and reiterated his claim that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is “very much like Hitler” in a CBS interview to air on Sunday.