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May vowed Britain continues work trade and security following G7 summit
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May vowed Britain continues work trade and security following G7 summit

    Theresa May has vowed that Britain will continue to work for international agreement on issues like trade and security, following a G7 summit at which Donald Trump clashed with America’s traditional allies. In a statement to the House of Commons, Mrs May made clear that the UK intends to honour the commitments it signed up to at the meeting in Canada, even after the US president dramatically repudiated them in an end-of-summit tweet. She left no doubt that EU nations will impose counter-measures on US goods in response, but cautioned against tit-for-tat retaliation which might lead to a trade war. This was a difficult summit, with at times some very candid discussions, Mrs May told MPs. But the conclusion I draw is that it is only through continued dialogue that we...
US nuclear button nearby during summit with dictator Kim
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US nuclear button nearby during summit with dictator Kim

    Trump will be accompanied by a staffer
 carrying his button in the form of the nuclear football
 containing equipment used to authorise a strike Donald Trump will have access to his nuclear 'button' nearby when he meets North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un tomorrow. The world leaders are due to meet in Singapore tomorrow for a summit that could change the nuclear destiny of the entire world. Trump is expected to be alone in a room with the North Korean dictator, aside from translators, for up to two hours when they meet from 2am UK time on Tuesday. While Trump will have his 'link' close to him at all times, less is known about how Kim maintains control of his nuclear arsenal when he travels. Donald Trump will have access to his 'nuclear button' at all times during s...
Newlyweds first royal tour to Australia and New Zealand
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Newlyweds first royal tour to Australia and New Zealand

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will follow in the footsteps of Harry's parents, Charles and Diana, whose first royal tour as a married couple was also to Australia and New Zealand. The couple are set to visit locations across Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand. This will be the first overseas tour for the newlyweds, set to take place in the northern autumn of 2018 and coinciding with the fourth Invictus Games which are slated to be held in Sydney in late October. The Games are part of Harry and Meghan's romantic history, as the couple were famously pictured during their first public appearance together at the Invictus Trials in Toronto in 2017. Harry and Meghan have been invited to Australia and New Zealand by the countries' respective governmen...
China finally ending the one child policy
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China finally ending the one child policy

    Recent news reports suggest that the Chinese Communist Party is considering abandoning one of its longest-running and most abusive practices: its reproduction planning policy, commonly known as the one-child policy. The decision comes as the nation faces a number of domestic crises resulting from the policy, from a rapidly aging labor force to severe gender imbalances. Returning reproductive rights to the people, however, does not exempt the Communist Party from responsibility for decades of trauma and murder committed under the euphemistic rubric of population planning. It’s hard to describe the devastation I witnessed. The voices and stories of those suffering will remain with me always. Women were physically and mentally traumatized, families torn apart. Generat...
Kim enjoying a late night stroll in Singapore
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Kim enjoying a late night stroll in Singapore

    A smiling Kim Jong Un has been pictured enjoying a late-night stroll in Singapore ahead of his landmark meeting with Donald Trump. The North Korean dictator was surrounded by heavy security amid reports he was heading to the luxury Marina Bay Sands - a 55-floor hotel with a rooftop bar and infinity pool. Singapore's foreign minster Vivian Balakrishnan tweeted a selfie of himself with Mr Kim during the surprise walkabout. His stroll came just hours before his summit with Donald Trump, where he will become the first North Korean leader to meet with a US president. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said Mr Trump's ultimate objective will be the irreversible denuclearisation of Mr Kim's regime. The president's most senior expert on weapons of mass destruction...