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'A new history starts now' as North Korea's Kim meets South Korean leader (Fri, 27 Apr 2018)
SEOUL (Reuters) - Smiling and holding hands, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the heavily fortified demilitarized zone between the countries on Friday, pledging to pursue peace after decades of conflict.
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New Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Brussels to meet NATO allies (Fri, 27 Apr 2018)
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A day after being sworn in as the new U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo landed in Brussels for talks with key allies in Europe on heightened Russian aggression and ways to strengthen the NATO military alliance.
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Trump says he is weighing options for North Korea meeting (Thu, 26 Apr 2018)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he is considering three or four dates as well as five locations for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, adding that it remains unclear whether the meeting will occur.
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The Guardian

Korea summit: Kim Jong-un promises 'a new beginning' as leaders meet – live updates (Fri, 27 Apr 2018)
Kim Jong-un and the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, come face to face at the inter-Korean meeting in the demilitarised zone. Follow all the developments and reaction with our live blog Rehearsals and realism ahead of historic summit Analysis: all you need to know about the summit Kim and Moon: profiles of the key players 7.26am BST Korean media is reporting that officials from North and South Korea are now hashing out a joint statement, which will be signed by both Kim Jong Un and President Moon. The two will resume talks at 4:30pm local time, and then plant a symbolic tree together before dinner at 6:30pm 7.07am BST Other than the leaders themselves, one of the few people allowed in on this morning’s intimate meeting was Kim Jong Un’s younger sister, proving how much of a close confidante she is to him. Kim Yo Jong has already become something of a celebrity in South Korea after she attended the Winter Olympics in February, making her the first member of her family to cross the border to the South. Moon mentioned this her celebrity status his opening comments, which apparently made her blush. Continue reading...
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Friday briefing: Two Koreas 'will make a new beginning' (Fri, 27 Apr 2018)
Summit under way between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in … Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault … and why superheroes are the real bad guys Hello, I’m Warren Murray, and welcome to the news on a Friday morning. Continue reading...
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Bill Cosby: comedian found guilty in sexual assault trial in milestone for #MeToo era (Fri, 27 Apr 2018)
Comedian, 80, faces possible 15 to 30 years in prison after trial Verdict in 2004 incident follows dozens of accusations against Cosby In a verdict that seemed destined to stand as a major milestone in the #MeToo movement against sexual assault, the once beloved actor and comedian Bill Cosby was convicted by a Pennsylvania jury on Thursday of drugging and molesting an acquaintance in 2004. The jury announced its verdict after fewer than two days of deliberation. Cosby, 80, faces a possible maximum prison sentence of 15 to 30 years. Continue reading...
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