Koreas summit: Will historic talks lead to lasting peace?

Friday’s dramatic meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his North Korean counterpart, Chairman Kim Jong-un, represents an unambiguous historic breakthrough at least in terms of the image of bilateral reconciliation and the emotional uplift it has given to South Korea public opinion. Whether the agreement announced at the …

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Korea summit: When war ends but peace is out of reach

More than six decades after the guns fell silent at the end of three years of bloody combat on the Korean peninsula, the two Koreas remain in a technical state of war. Hostilities were ended with an armistice and no peace treaty has ever been signed – although with the …

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Burning Man founder Larry Harvey dies aged 70

Larry Harvey, founder of the Burning Man arts festival, has died in San Francisco aged 70. He suffered a stroke earlier this month and passed away at home on Saturday morning, a statement on the organisation’s website said. The annual counterculture festival sees up to 70,000 people gather in Nevada’s …

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Iranian drone was sent to Israel ‘to attack’

Israel has said the Iranian drone it shot down in February was loaded with explosives and “tasked to attack”. On Friday, Israel’s military said that it came to the conclusion after “flight path analysis” and an “intelligence-based investigation” of the remnants. Israel said its “combat helicopters prevented the attack Iran …

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Why did India wake up so late to a child rape and murder?

A bright looking eight-year old girl belonging to a Muslim nomadic tribe in Indian-administered Kashmir goes missing in the new year. On 17 January, her battered body is recovered from a forest in Kathua district. Through February, police arrest eight men, including a retired government official, four policemen and a …

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Scooter Libby: Trump pardons Cheney aide who leaked

US President Donald Trump has pardoned former Vice-President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, who was convicted of lying about leaks to the media. Lewis Libby, known as Scooter, was found guilty in 2007 following an investigation into the unauthorised disclosure of a CIA agent’s identity. The White House said Libby …

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Trump lawyer Michael Cohen under criminal investigation

US President Donald Trump’s top lawyer is under criminal investigation, the US justice department has announced. Prosecutors say they are focusing on Michael Cohen’s business dealings rather than his work as a lawyer. Mr Cohen has been under investigation for months, the court filing says. The filing was in response …

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