Pyongyang calling: North and South Korean leaders get hotline as stage set for summit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Officials prepare for greeting on live TV between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in, the first such event in more than a decade A hotline between the leaders of North and South Korea goes live on Friday as they prepare for Läs mer…

Time 100 list: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern praised as ‘political prodigy’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Ardern breaking boundaries ‘in a world that too often tells women to stay small, keep quiet’, says Sheryl Sandberg on list of most influential people New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has been named by Time magazine as one of Läs mer…

‘It’s torturing us’: refugee family split between Sydney and Nauru desperate to reunite

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian A Hazara family is divided three ways, with no chance in sight of being together • Sign up to receive the top stories every morning “At the beginning they said we’ll transfer you to Darwin and if your treatment takes Läs mer…

Jessie J’s cultural revolution: how a Middle-Grade Pop Monster saved China

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Her triumph on the country’s TV talent show wasn’t all about winning or the money. It was about enabling her to show the Chinese ‘a western performer and hear music some had never heard before’ Well, it was the power Läs mer…

Kim Jong-un’s wife makes first public appearance as first lady – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Ri Sol-ju, the wife of North Korea’s leader, made her first public appearance as first lady last weekend at a ballet performance by a visiting Chinese troupe. Kim Jong-un’s decision to give his wife the title is widely seen as Läs mer…

North Korea wants total denuclearisation, says Seoul

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian South Korea’s president says Pyongyang has not attached any conditions such as US troop withdrawal North Korea has expressed a desire for the “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula without attaching preconditions such as the withdrawal of US troops, the Läs mer…

Kim Jong-un elevates wife to position of North Korea’s first lady

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian State media use title for first time in 40 years ahead of summits with South Korea and US North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has given his wife the title of first lady in what analysts say is a major boost Läs mer…

Island of no return: Vanuatu evacuates entire population of volcanic Ambae

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Thousands of south Pacific islanders will leave for permanent resettlement, government says, as Manaro spews ash 30cm deep Thousands of south Pacific islanders at the mercy of an active volcano will be permanently resettled by the end of May, the Läs mer…

Rodrigo Duterte says he personally ordered arrest of Australian nun

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Philippine president tells soldiers he had Sister Patricia Fox, 71, detained after she insulted him • Sign up to receive the top stories every morning The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has said that he personally ordered the detention Läs mer…

The Guardian view on Donald Trump’s Korean diplomacy: progress without purpose | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian The revelation of face-to-face talks between Kim Jong-un and Mike Pompeo shows that things are changing, but it doesn’t prove that Trump’s way is working One function of Donald Trump’s swagger is to give cover to his retreats. It is Läs mer…

If Trump strikes a deal with North Korea, I’ll be delighted. But don’t hold your breath | Jonathan Freedland

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Despite the clandestine meetings between Mike Pompeo and Kim Jong-un there are many potential pitfalls on the road to peace Is a North Korean breakthrough imminent? Is a region at war for more than 60 years about to make peace? Läs mer…

North Korea: can Trump succeed where so many others have failed?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian South Korea is talking about a peace treaty with Kim Jong-un but US president’s participation is a huge wild card On the same day that the White House confirmed that secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo met the North Korean Läs mer…

Jacinda Ardern ‘infuriated’ by comparisons to Donald Trump

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Wall Street Journal compared the New Zealand prime minister to Justin Trudeau but said ‘she’s more like Trump on immigration’ New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has said she was “infuriated” and “very angry” by being compared to the US Läs mer…

The Commonwealth can kickstart a global offensive on climate change | Jacinda Ardern

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian The task ahead is immense, but New Zealanders know it can be achieved. We have a proud history of this kind of leadership Leaders of Commonwealth nations are meeting in London this week instead of the South Pacific nation of Läs mer…

China defiant after new US security regulations target telecoms firms

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian State media calls for Chinese citizens to stand up for phone makers ZTE and Huawei as backlash grows New US regulations affecting Chinese technology companies have raised the stakes of an ongoing trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. Läs mer…