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US hopes for N Korea 'major disarmament' by 2020

US hopes for N Korea 'major disarmament' by 2020

World
The US wants to see a "major disarmament" of North Korea within two and a half years - a timeframe taking it up to the end of Donald Trump's first term in office in 2020. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo admitted there was still "a lot of work left to do" following Tuesday's historic meeting between the president and Kim Jong Un in Singapore.The leaders pledged in a joint statement to work towards the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" but it stopped short of US demands for the North to give up its arsenal in a "verifiable" and "irreversible" way.Critics have said the summit was more style than substance, producing a document short on details about the key issue of Pyongyang's atomic weapons, and that Mr Trump had made too many concessions to Mr Kim. ...
Murray delays return from surgery but hopes to play at Wimbledon

Murray delays return from surgery but hopes to play at Wimbledon

Sports
Britain's Andy Murray has delayed his comeback from surgery but still hopes to play at Wimbledon in July.The 31-year-old Scot, who has not played since Wimbledon last year, had a hip operation in January.He had hoped to play in the grass-court Libema Open in the 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, starting on 11 June. "I am not quite ready to return. I am still aiming to play in the coming weeks, but I want to be 100% when I do return," said Murray."It is with regret that I won't be ready to play in Hertogenbosch. I was excited to play there for the first time."Murray, the British number two, has won Wimbledon twice - in 2013 and 2016 - and this year's tournament starts on 2 July.The Fever-Tre...
Antarctic expedition hopes for Ernest Shackleton bonus

Antarctic expedition hopes for Ernest Shackleton bonus

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceA scientific expedition will next year try to find the Endurance, the ill-fated ship of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. The vessel sank in 1915, crushed by sea-ice in the Weddell Sea and lost in 3,000m of water. Shackleton and his crew were forced into lifeboats to make an extraordinary and heroic escape across the Southern Ocean. UK researcher Prof Julian Dowdeswell will lead the international effort.He expects to have the cruise on station in January/February. Locating the shipwreck is not the primary goal of the expedition; the major objective is to visit and study the Larsen C Ice Shelf, which last July calved one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded in Antarctica. But because Larsen is so close to the last known position of the En...
Sixth-ranked Purdue hopes to roar past Penn St.

Sixth-ranked Purdue hopes to roar past Penn St.

Sports
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Ten days ago, No. 6 Purdue stood alone atop the Big Ten Conference standings. Following consecutive one-possession losses to two fellow title contenders in No. 8 Ohio State on Feb. 7 and No. 2 Michigan State on Feb. 10 as well as a four-point loss at Wisconsin on Thursday, the Boilermakers (23-5, 12-3 Big Ten) now find themselves on the outside looking in for the conference regular season championship at 1 1/2 games behind the league-leading Spartans. Purdue looks to regain momentum heading into postseason play but must get through one of the hottest teams in the conference to do so Sunday when it hosts Penn State. The Nittany Lions (19-9, 9-6) have won four straight and six of their last seven conference games, including a 79-56 victory over Ohio State on Thursday....
McLaren hopes for F1 revival with Dell deal

McLaren hopes for F1 revival with Dell deal

Business
The McLaren Formula One (F1) team will signal its ambition of returning to the sport's fast lane on Thursday when it unveils a major sponsorship deal with Dell Technologies, the PC manufacturer.Sky News has learnt that ‎McLaren and Dell will announce a long-term partnership less than two months before the new F1 season gets under way in Melbourne, Australia.The deal will involve the computing giant providing software and hardware to McLaren's various businesses, including the F1 team and its Applied Technologies division, according to a source close to the alliance.‎It will represent Dell's first global sponsorship agreement of this kind, and comes as the world's largest privately owned technology company considers a return to the US stock markets five years after billionaire founder Micha