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Report: Upcoming North Korea-U.S. nuclear talks aimed at drafting agreement

Report: Upcoming North Korea-U.S. nuclear talks aimed at drafting agreement

World
SEOUL, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Working-level talks expected to take place between the United States and North Korea late this month are part of a process to draft an agreement to be signed at the countries' next summit, a pro-Pyongyang newspaper in Japan said Thursday. Earlier this week, the North expressed a willingness to hold working-level talks with the United States in late September in what would mark a resumption of the negotiating process that reached a deadlock with February's no-deal summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Choson Sinbo newspaper said the upcoming talks are a "process to discuss and fine-tune the content to be included in an agreement to be signed at a summit" and therefore, the negotiating teams bear a heavy responsibility....
North Korea defector’s death reveals plight of trafficked women

North Korea defector’s death reveals plight of trafficked women

World
NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The deaths of a North Korean defector and her infant son in their apartment in southern Seoul have shocked South Koreans and the growing community of North Koreans in the country. The incident, first reported in late July, is also shedding light on the difficulties faced by South Korea's overwhelmingly female population of North Korean refugees, as their numbers surpass 33,000. Jung Gwang-il, founder of activist group No Chain in Seoul, told UPI defectors are "immensely angry" over the neglect that contributed to the death of the woman -- identified only by the surname Han -- and her young son. Jung, a defector who's led efforts to break North Korea's information blockade with flash drives, said Han slipped through the cracks of South Korea's support system for...
‘Hobbs & Shaw’ tops the North American box office with $25.4M

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ tops the North American box office with $25.4M

Entertainment
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $ 25.4 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday. Coming in at No. 2 is Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark with $ 20.8 million, followed by The Lion King at No. 3 with $ 20 million, Dora and the Lost City of Gold at No. 4 with $ 17 million and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at No. 5 with $ 11.6 million. Rounding out the top tier are The Art of Racing in the Rain at No. 6 with $ 8.1 million, The Kitchen at No. 7 with $ 5.5 million, Spider-Man: far from Home at No. 8 with $ 5.3 million, Toy Story 4 at No. 9 with $ 4.4 million and The Farewell at No. 10 with $ 2.2 million. [embedded content] Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News ...
North Korea ‘launches two more ballistic missiles into the sea’

North Korea ‘launches two more ballistic missiles into the sea’

World
North Korea has launched what appears to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, according to South Korea's military.It is the fifth set of missile tests in less than three weeks, and is being seen as a protest at the slow pace of nuclear talks with the US, and the ongoing US-South Korea joint military exercises in the region. The launches were revealed hours after Donald Trump said he received a "beautiful" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and predicted that they will engage in further talks to try and resolve the nuclear stand-off. Image: South Koreans watch on as news of another test from Pyongyang reaches them Mr Trump reiterated that he was not concerned by the weapons being launched, despite the threat th...