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Day: May 2, 2017

Donald Trump would be honored to meet NorthKorea’s leader Kim Jong Un
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump would be honored to meet NorthKorea’s leader Kim Jong Un

    US President Donald Trump said he would be ‘honored’ to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un under the right conditions, dialing back threats of military action against the regime Monday. As Pyongyang threatens to carry out a sixth nuclear test that would further enflame tensions on the Korean peninsula, Trump appeared to offer the prospect of a diplomatic off-ramp. ‘If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him I would, absolutely. I would be honored to do it,’ Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg. ‘If it’s under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I would do that,’ Trump said. In recent weeks Trump has threatened and berated the regime, fearing it may be months away from marrying nuclear and long range missile technology—making a strike against the w...
World’s oldest man who outlived all of his children and four wives dies aged 146
Asia, ENGLISH

World’s oldest man who outlived all of his children and four wives dies aged 146

    A man who claimed to be the oldest person alive has died aged 146, the family say. Mbah Gotho is understood to have outlived four wives, 10 siblings and all of his children. The Indonesian from Central Java is believed to have checked himself out of hospital six days after being admitted on April 12. The great-great-grandfather then died shortly afterwards after 'refusing' to eat or drink. He died shortly afterwards having "refused" to eat or drink. Mbah hit the headlines last year after presenting documentation showing he was born in December 1870. Remarkably, the "heavy smoker's" papers were recognised by Indonesian officials, who claimed they were valid. If correct, he would have lived significantly longer than the verified oldest person in the world ever - Jeanne Calme...
Britain’s energy supply is in jeopardy after Brexit, warn MPs
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Britain’s energy supply is in jeopardy after Brexit, warn MPs

    British Prime Minister Theresa May addresses supporters at an election campaign rally on May 1, 2017 in Mawdesley Village Hall near Ormskirk, England. After campaigning on the doorsteps of… The future of Britain’s power supply has been jeopardised by Brexit and the government must act urgently to ensure nuclear power stations stay open, MPs have warned. The influential business, energy and industrial strategy committee said that any gap between the UK leaving a European atomic power treaty and entering into secure alternative deals would “severely inhibit nuclear trade and research and threaten power supplies”. The cross-party group of MPs said it shared the nuclear industry’s concern that it would take more than two years to hammer out a new deal for regulating nuclear po...
Things you should never do inside an airport after two men pretended to be suitcases
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Things you should never do inside an airport after two men pretended to be suitcases

    Airports are funny places where time can stand still, you find it acceptable to drink in the morning and get a bargain on that perfume you've wanted for ages. But there are also strict rules people need to adhere to in airports if they don't want to get, well, arrested or if they don't want to worry other holidaymakers. Security has been made tighter in recent years and sometimes it feels like you can't even look in the direction of guards in case they suspect you of doing something wrong (clearly you're just feeling guilty about the huge bag of sweets you bought for the plane). Staff at Newcastle airport were not impressed this week after two men got on the luggage carousel at check-in and allegedly "pretended to be suitcases" getting as far as the departure lounge. This ...
Japan’s Largest Warship to Guard USA Vessel
Asia, ENGLISH

Japan’s Largest Warship to Guard USA Vessel

    Japan’s biggest warship will accompany a U.S. supply vessel in the first such operation since the East Asian country relaxed laws limiting its military activity. Tensions are mounting in the region over North Korea’s missile tests. The U.S. ship has been dispatched to refuel American naval forces in the region, including the Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group that North Korea has threatened to sink, the BBC reported. Under conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan has been gradually expanding the role of its heavily-regulated military. The country’s post-World War II constitution means it can only use force in cases of self-defense. A 2015 update expanded this to cover some acts of collective self-defense, such as protecting the equipment of an ally who is defending Ja...