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South Korean business leaders to attend inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

South Korean business leaders to attend inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

World
SEOUL, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Heads of major South Korean conglomerates will be part of the South Korean delegation for the third North-South Korea summit in Pyongyang next week, South Korean media reported Thursday. Some 10 to 15 business leaders of Samsung, Hyundai, SK and LG will visit Pyongyang next week with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for the third summit between Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to Maeil Business. Those invited include vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and de facto leader of South Korea's largest Samsung Group Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Hyundai Motor Company Chung Eui-sun, chairman of SK Corporation Choi Tae-won, CEO of LG Group Koo Kwang-mo and Hyundai Group chairwoman Hyun Jeong-eun. The business magnates will be part of a 200-member So...
Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief

Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device World figures have been paying tribute to former UN secretary-general and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan, who has died at the age of 80.Current UN chief Antonio Guterres hailed him as "a guiding force for good" and Russian President Vladimir Putin described a "remarkable person".Ex-US President Barack Obama said Annan had always pursued "a better world".The Ghanaian national served as UN chief from 1997 to 2006 and is the only black African ever to hold the post.Since then he has served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a solution to the conflict.The career diplomat died in hospital in the Swiss city of Bern. He had been living near Geneva for several years.He "passed away peacef...
Rival Libyan leaders agree to set elections for December

Rival Libyan leaders agree to set elections for December

World
May 29 (UPI) -- Representatives of 20 countries met in Paris Tuesday where four rival Libyan leaders agreed to set parliamentary and presidential elections for December. At the meeting were leaders from Libya's neighboring countries, regional and European powers, the United States and international organizations. Electoral laws for the election will be adopted this summer. The elections were set for Dec. 10. "We reaffirm the existence and the need for a constitutional basis to organize an election and the need for everyone to work hand-in-hand to make sure the elections are a success," Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said at a news conference Tuesday. Al-Sarraj said he called the meeting to try and end the civil war in Libya. The country was divided in 2011 after a NATO-backed revo...
The Queen of England gets a supreme salary … see how other world leaders stack up

The Queen of England gets a supreme salary … see how other world leaders stack up

Finance
At 92 years of age, Britain's beloved Queen Elizabeth is in a league of her own when it comes to income. Her earnings add up to 2,660.4 times the per capita GDP of the United Kingdom. Sounds like a lot, but if the queen's salary were equally distributed across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, each citizen would only get £1.16, or $ 1.62 at current exchange rates, apiece.Sources: IG Group, Google/World BankLet's block ads! (Why?) Financial Advisor Hub
Western leaders mull joint response to suspected Syrian chemical attack

Western leaders mull joint response to suspected Syrian chemical attack

World
Western leaders are weighing up a coordinated military response against the Syrian government over an alleged chemical attack on a rebel-held neighborhood near Damascus on Saturday. President Donald Trump, France's President Emmanuel Macron and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May held phone conversations Tuesday discussing how the West should act in order to reinforce an international prohibition against chemical warfare. Macron on Tuesday evening said he wants "a strong and joint response" to the attack, saying that France would decide in the coming days alongside the U.S. and Britain. Meanwhile, leading officials from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have requested access to the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack that took place on a Syrian rebel-he...