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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...
Colombians to elect new president in first vote since FARC deal

Colombians to elect new president in first vote since FARC deal

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May 27 (UPI) -- Colombians went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president in the first national vote since the government signed a peace agreement with the FARC rebel group. Ivan Duque of the conservative Centro Democrático Party and Gustavo Petro of the left-wing Colombia Humana Party are the frontrunners to replace the outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos after the end of his second and final term in office. Polls suggest neither candidate is likely to garner the 50 percent of the vote necessary to win the election, which would prompt a run-off election on June 17. Three other candidates, including the city of Medellin's mayor, Sergio Fajardo, former housing minister German Vargas Lleras and government peace negotiator Humberto de la Calle, also appear on the ballot. Former ...
'SNL' sketch puts President Trump, legal team in 'Sopranos' finale

'SNL' sketch puts President Trump, legal team in 'Sopranos' finale

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May 20 (UPI) -- This weekend's Season 43 finale of Saturday Night Live featured a sketch in which U.S. President Donald Trump and his legal team appear in the iconic last scene from The Sopranos. Like the HBO mob drama's infamous closer, the 5-minute, SNL version saw the story's central characters sitting in a diner talking about life and ended with the screen going to black, leaving it up to the audience to decide what happened to them. In case anyone missed the reference, it also featured Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" playing in the background and Alex Moffat as Eric Trump struggling to parallel park a child's toy bike outside the restaurant. Alec Baldwin reprised his role of Trump in the clip, which has gotten nearly 700,000 views on YouTube since it was posted Saturday evening. Th...
Julius Maada Bio elected president of Sierra Leone in runoff

Julius Maada Bio elected president of Sierra Leone in runoff

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April 5 (UPI) -- Opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio won a runoff election to become president of Sierra Leone and took the oath of office within hours of his victory.Maada Bio, 53, of the Sierra Leone People's Party, won the race with 51.8 percent of the vote over his opponent in the ruling All People's Congress Party, Dr. Samura Kamara, who got 48.2 percent. Shortly after being declared president, Maada Bio took his oath of office in a hotel instead of the State House on Wednesday.The Constitution says the presidential election winner must be sworn in the same day.Maada Bio led the country for about three months in 1996 after seizing power in a military coup. The former military ruler said the coup against his boss, Capt. Valentine Strasser, was necessary because Strasser broke his pro...
South Korean president: trilateral summit between Seoul, U.S., North Korea possible

South Korean president: trilateral summit between Seoul, U.S., North Korea possible

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SEOUL, March 21 (UPI) -- There could be a three-way summit between the two Koreas and the United States, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday.In a committee meeting held to prepare for the inter-Korean summit in April, Moon said the upcoming cross-border talks followed by a summit between the North and the United States is a historical event in itself."Depending on their outcomes, they may lead to a three-way summit of the South, North and the United States," he said, according to Yonhap.The South Korean leader stressed the pivotal role of the scheduled summits in efforts to denuclearize North Korea, saying it cannot only be realized between the two Koreas."This would require the normalization of U.S.-North relations or even economic cooperation between them," he said.Moon and...