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Trump Kim summit: US president hails deal after historic summit

Trump Kim summit: US president hails deal after historic summit

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump says his historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that ended in a joint agreement were "tremendous".The signed document includes a pledge from Mr Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons.Mr Trump later said the US would suspend its military exercises that have infuriated North Korea, which analysts see as an apparent concession.It was the first time a sitting US president met a North Korean leader.The pair shook hands, held talks together and ate lunch accompanied by advisers.It caps a remarkable turnaround for the two, who only last year were engaged in angry threats.What did they agree?The summit centred on nuclear disarmament and reducing tensions. T...
Your guide to the historic Trump-Kim summit

Your guide to the historic Trump-Kim summit

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With Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's summit looming, here's the lowdown on the hotel where they will meet - and what each leader hopes to achieve from their first face-to-face talks. The basicsThe summit starts on the morning of 12 June at the Capella Hotel on the Singaporean resort island of Sentosa. Image: The summit will be at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island What's the hotel like?The five-star hotel, designed by British architect Norman Foster, has 111 guestrooms, a presidential manor and is fully booked on 11 and 12 June.Set within Sentosa's rainforests, it is a five-minute walk from the beach, has three outdoor pools and a spa.If the leaders want a bit of time away from talks (and, in Mr Trump's case, Twitter),...
Malaysia election: Opposition scores historic victory

Malaysia election: Opposition scores historic victory

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has scored a historic victory in the country's general election.The election commission said Mr Mahathir's opposition alliance had won 115 seats, over the threshold of 112 seats needed to form a government.Mr Mahathir, 92, defeated the governing Barisan Nasional coalition, which has been in power for more than 60 years.He came out of retirement to take on his former protege, Najib Razak."We are not seeking revenge, we want to restore the rule of law," Mr Mahathir told reporters.He said he hoped a swearing-in ceremony would be held on Thursday. Mr Mahathir will become the oldest elected leader in the world.A government spokesman later declared nationwide public holidays for Thursday and Friday.With only a few seats left to count, official res...
Another season, another historic low for Arctic wintertime sea ice

Another season, another historic low for Arctic wintertime sea ice

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March 23 (UPI) -- The maximum extent of the Arctic's wintertime sea ice, reached last week, marked another historic low. According to the latest analysis, it was the second lowest since satellites began tracking the phenomenon 39 years ago.Every year, the Arctic's sea ice grows in the winter and shrinks in the summer, reaching two extents, a maximum and a minimum. In recent years, both extents have been increasingly small.Just ahead of the official end of winter, the Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent on March 17, a grand total of 5.59 million square miles, 448,000 fewer square miles miles than the average maximum extent measured between 1981 and 2001.This year's maximum extent measure just 23,200 more square miles than last year's record low maximum extent.The four smallest maximum...
Historic seventh for GB cross-country skier Musgrave

Historic seventh for GB cross-country skier Musgrave

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XXIII Olympic Winter GamesVenue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 FebruaryCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage timesAndrew Musgrave produced the best performance by a Briton in an Olympic cross country event as he finished seventh in the men's skiathlon at the Pyeongchang Games.The 27-year-old, who held the previous best which was 29th in the sprint at Sochi 2014, moved into second with 5km remaining of the gruelling 30km race.However, the Scot was caught by the pack on the final circuit.Norway's Simen Hegstad Kruger clinched gold as his country completed a 1-2-3.Musgrave will also compete in his favoured event, the 15km freestyle, on Friday followed by the team sprint competition with childhood friend Andrew Young.S...