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The brazen killing of two US journalists during a live television broadcast by a former reporter fired by the station reignited calls Thursday for tougher gun control in America -- though there was little hope for change. The killings on Wednesday of reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, as they conducted an early morning on-air interview for WDBJ -- a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia -- were no different. "How many massacres do we have to have... before the public cries out and says what it is that they want us to do?" Roanoke Mayor David Bowers said on CNN.
ATHENS (Reuters) - The first authoritative opinion poll published since Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned last week showed his leftist Syriza party leading the opposition conservatives ahead of Sept. 20 elections, the Efimerida Ton Syntakton newspaper reported on Friday. The Syriza party was supported by 23 percent of those polled, versus 19.5 percent backing the conservative New Democracy party, according to the poll, which was carried out by ProRata based on a sample of 1,000 interviewees. ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said nuclear weapons -- not negotiating skills -- secured what he described as a "landmark" agreement this week with South Korea to end a dangerous military standoff. Chairing a meeting of the Central Military Commission (CMC), Kim credited the North with securing the deal, which had put the rival Koreas back on the path of "reconciliation and trust", the North's official KCNA news agency said Friday. The agreement reached after marathon day-night talks in the border truce village of Panmunjom, pulled both sides back from the brink of an armed conflict and committed them to starting an official dialogue.