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Reuters: World News

North Korea to invite foreign experts to permanently scrap missile sites (Wed, 19 Sep 2018)
North Korea has agreed to "permanently" abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, and is willing to close its main nuclear complex if the United States takes reciprocal action, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday.
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Trump hails 'exciting' agreements by North Korea's Kim (Wed, 19 Sep 2018)
U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed developments on Wednesday at an inter-Korean summit in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang as "very exciting".
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Mexican official fired over bodies stored in truck says he's a scapegoat (Wed, 19 Sep 2018)
Mexican authorities fired a forensic official on Tuesday after an outcry over the storage of some 150 bodies in a refrigerated container truck that roamed towns in Jalisco state, where morgues are filled with victims of the country's drug war.
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The Guardian

Michel Barnier rebuffs UK calls for flexibility on Irish border (Tue, 18 Sep 2018)
Chief negotiator says EU ready to improve proposal, but will not accept British ideas for compromise Michel Barnier has rebuffed British calls for the European Union to change its stance on the contested issue of the Irish border, and said a “moment of truth” was fast approaching on a Brexit deal. The EU’s chief negotiator said the bloc was ready “to improve” its proposal on avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland, but stopped short of accepting British ideas for compromise, after the Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, called on the EU to show flexibility. Continue reading...
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Denis Norden, TV presenter and comedy writer, dies aged 96 (Wed, 19 Sep 2018)
Host of It’ll Be Alright On The Night died on Wednesday morning at the Royal Free hospital in north London TV presenter and comedy writer Denis Norden has died aged 96, his family has said. The host of It’ll Be Alright On The Night died on Wednesday morning after spending “many weeks” at the Royal Free hospital in north London, a statement from his children, Nick and Maggie Norden, said. Continue reading...
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'Ashamed': South Koreans chilled by Kim Jong-un's cuddles (Wed, 19 Sep 2018)
Government of Moon Jae-in faces backlash for trying to soften citizens’ impression of North Korean dictator When President Moon Jae-in of South Korea embraced Kim Jong-un with a broad smile on an airport tarmac in Pyongyang, a crowd of North Koreans released a deafening cheer. But in Seoul, Choi Hyo-joo winced at the display of affection, troubled that the ruler of a brutal regime was treated so warmly. “It’s embarrassing – Kim Jong-un is a dictator who threatened the world to bring them to the negotiating table,” Choi said. “It drives me crazy. We can talk to him without undermining our values.” Continue reading...
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