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Moon Jae-in calls for ‘complete denuclearization’ with incentives

Moon Jae-in calls for ‘complete denuclearization’ with incentives

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Aug. 15 (UPI) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivered a message of incentives to Kim Jong Un on Wednesday, pledging economic assistance in return for North Korea's denuclearization. Moon, whose next step is a third summit with Kim in Pyongyang sometime in September, called for peace, economic development and an end to weapons proliferation that escalated tensions, South Korean news service Money Today reported Wednesday. "We must overcome such a division for our survival and development. Even though a political unification may be a long way from here, establishing peace between the South and the North and freely visiting each other, and forming a joint economic community is true liberation to us," Moon said, according to Yonhap. Moon also said North Korea's "complete denuclearizat...
North Korea calls on U.S. to end 1950-53 Korean War

North Korea calls on U.S. to end 1950-53 Korean War

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Aug. 8 (UPI) -- North Korea said the "military confrontation" between Pyongyang and Washington must come to an end, in order for trust to develop between the two countries. Workers' Party Newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Thursday the solution is a "declaration of the end of war," a reference to the 1950-53 conflict that ended in a truce and a divided peninsula. "As the military confrontation ends through the declaration of the end of war, an atmosphere conducive to trust building will emerge," the Rodong article stated. The Rodong stated the declaration of the war's end is a priority and a "necessity for the times." "It is the first step for peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and the region," the newspaper said. The Rodong also stated Pyongyang agreed to a declaration to the end of w...
Zimbabwe election: International calls for restraint

Zimbabwe election: International calls for restraint

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Media playback is unsupported on your device A government crackdown in Zimbabwe after Monday's elections has prompted international calls for restraint.The UN and former colonial power the UK both expressed concern about the violence, in which three people were killed after troops opened fire.Parliamentary results gave victory to the ruling Zanu-PF party in the first vote since the removal in November of long-time leader Robert Mugabe.But the opposition says Zanu-PF has rigged the election.The result of the presidential vote is not yet known.The opposition MDC Alliance insists its candidate, Nelson Chamisa, beat the incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa.Zanu-PF, which has been in power for 38 years since the country gained its independence, d...
Heatwave causes spike in insect bite calls to NHS

Heatwave causes spike in insect bite calls to NHS

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Although many of us are enjoying the balmy temperatures of this year's heatwave, unfortunately for some, biting insects are flourishing too. Calls to the NHS helpline 111 about insect bites are almost double the rate they normally are at this time of year.And senior doctors are reporting incidents of patients being treated in hospital for infected horsefly bites. Despite the heat, experts say standing water, such as garden paddling pools, where insects thrive should be removed.Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: "We wouldn't normally see anyone coming to hospital for a bite, but we have seen a few recently needing treatment with antibiotics which is very unusual. "A c...
US child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump's separation policy

US child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump's separation policy

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US First Lady Melania Trump has called for an end to the policy of separating parents and children illegally entering the country from Mexico.Mrs Trump "believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart," her spokeswoman said.Her comments follow growing controversy over President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy. In a recent six-week period there were nearly 2,000 family separations.Adults who try to cross the border, many planning to seek asylum, are placed in custody and face criminal prosecution for illegal entry. As a result, hundreds of minors are now being housed in detention centres, and kept away from their parents - a policy which rights groups have criticised as unp...