October 27, 2021

Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

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From BBC The leaders of North and South Korea have met in the demilitarised border area between the two countries. The meeting is only the second between South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and the North’s Kim Jong-un. It comes as the two sides continue efforts to put a historic US-North Korea summit back on track. US […]

North Korea frees three US detainees ahead of Trump summit

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From BBC North Korea has freed three US citizens from prison, according to a tweet from US President Donald Trump. It is viewed as a goodwill gesture ahead of a historic summit between Mr Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Mr Trump said he would greet the men when they return with Secretary of State […]

Trump Confirms: Secretary of State nominee Pompeo met with NKorea’s Kim

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By Cathy Burke From Newsmax President Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday morning that CIA Director Mike Pompeo had a top-secret meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearization of the rogue state. “Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed,” Trump wrote. Trump did not specify exactly when the visit occurred, but […]

World’s biggest sports stadiums 3

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The 30 biggest sports stadiums in the world, ranked by crowd capacity Part 3 By Alan Dawson From Business Insider The world is home to some truly gigantic sports venues, covering much-loved sports like football, soccer, and rugby. To work out which non-racing stadium is king, we have collected official crowd capacity data from the […]

Trump replacing Secretary Of State Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo

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By PHILIP EWING, SCOTT HORSLEY From npr President Trump announced Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired on Tuesday morning in a tweet that followed a year of frequent tension between the two leaders. Trump said he is nominating CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Tillerson’s replacement, which requires confirmation by the Senate. Mike Pompeo, Director […]

Under pressure, Kim Jong Un agrees to talk to the US about denuclearizing, peace

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By Alex Lockie North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is reportedly ready to talk to the US about abandoning his country’s nuclear arms and pursuing peace with South Korea. Denuclearization has been the major roadblock in peace on the Korean Peninsula for decades, but now Kim seems willing. North Korea reportedly said it would not […]

North Korea kicks off a military parade on the eve of the Winter Olympics in South Korea

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By Kim Tong-Hyung, Eric Talmadge, Associated Press From Business Insider North Korea held a military parade, one day before South Korea’s opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics. More than 10,000 troops trained for the parade at a military airfield for several weeks. It wasn’t clear whether North Korea displayed strategic weapons, such as intercontinental […]

Winter Olympics: North Korea presses ahead with military parade

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From BBC North Korea has defended plans for a large-scale military parade scheduled for the day before the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Pyongyang’s annual military parade to mark the founding of its armed forces has taken place in April for 40 years. From 2018, however, it has been changed to 8 February – when […]

North Korea cancels joint cultural performance with South

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From BBC A joint women’s ice hockey team has been one of the agreements for the Games North Korea has abruptly cancelled a cultural event scheduled to be held jointly with the South, Seoul has said. Set for 4 February at Mount Kumgang in the North, it had been part of a series of events […]

The Editor speaks: No Robin Hood v The Sheriff of Nottingham

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We have another case today (published in iNews Briefs) of banking fraud. The story is headlined “Banks accused of rigging Canadian rate benchmark”. It involves “Nine large banks, including six from Canada”, who have been accused of “conspiring to rig the Canadian Dealer Offered Rate from Aug. 9, 2007, to June 30, 2014.” They potentially […]