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South Korean president to fly to North Korea for 1st time to continue nuclear talks

South Korean president to fly to North Korea for 1st time to continue nuclear talks

World
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in is expected to fly to Pyongyang for the first time next week in the hopes of accelerating international efforts to denuclearize North Korea. "At this stage, I believe it is most important to put a complete end to military tensions between North and South, or possibility of military conflict, or war threat," Moon told reporters Thursday. It will be the third summit this year between Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The first two meetings -- in April and May -- took place at Panmunjom, which separates the two Koreas. Moon and South Korean delegation will fly directly to Pyongyang using the Western air route, Moon's office said, adding that an advance team will take the land route to Pyongyang Sunday for preparations. Next week's summit is ...
Experts meet at new UN-hosted talks about 'killer robots'

Experts meet at new UN-hosted talks about 'killer robots'

Technology
Experts from scores of countries are meeting to discuss ways to define and deal with "killer robots" — futuristic weapons systems that could conduct war without human intervention. The weeklong gathering that opened Monday is the second at U.N. offices in Geneva this year to focus on such lethal autonomous weapons systems and to explore possibilities for regulating them, among other issues. In theory, fully autonomous, computer-controlled weapons don't exist yet, U.N. officials say. The debate is still in its infancy, and the experts have at times grappled with basic definitions. The United States has argued that it's premature to establish a definition of such systems, much less regulate them. Some top advocacy groups say governments and militaries should be prevented from develop...
'Continuous' talks in bid for Brexit breakthrough

'Continuous' talks in bid for Brexit breakthrough

Business
Britain will hold continuous negotiations with the EU from now on in a bid to achieve a breakthrough in Brexit talks. Following a meeting with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab in Brussels on Tuesday, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier revealed discussions "are now entering the final stage"."We have agreed the EU and the UK will negotiate continuously from now on and Dominic and I will meet regularly to take stock and move the negotiations forward," he said.Mr Barnier paved the way for negotiations to yet extend beyond the next formal European Council summit on 18 October, which had previously been viewed as a deadline for striking a deal.He said a UK divorce agreement and political declaration on the future UK-EU partnership was needed "well before the end of the year" i...
Trump: Low expectations for Putin talks

Trump: Low expectations for Putin talks

World
US President Trump has said he has "low expectations" for his meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday.But he told CBS News that "nothing bad" and "maybe some good" would come out of the encounter.He also said he would raise the subject of 12 Russians indicted for alleged hacking during the 2016 US election - but "hadn't thought" about asking for their extradition.Russia denies the allegations.There are no extradition arrangements between Russia and the US.There have been calls in the US for Mr Trump to cancel his meeting with Mr Putin over the indictments, announced on Friday by US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Mr Trump told CBS News he "believed in meetings" and said his meetings with the North Korean...
Nottingham Forest in talks to sign Portugal youth international Daniel Podence on free transfer

Nottingham Forest in talks to sign Portugal youth international Daniel Podence on free transfer

Sports
TRANSFER NEWS The 22-year-old winger is one of the many players to have terminated his contract with Sporting Nottingham Forest have held talks with Daniel Podence as they look to sign the Portugal youth international this summer. Podence, the winger, is one of the many players to have terminated his contract with Sporting CP, one of Portugal’s biggest clubs, meaning he is currently available for free. Podence has terminated his Sporting contract And ZeroZero in Podence’s homeland say Forest have already opened talks with the 22-year-old over joining the Championship side. Podence made 20 appearances for Sporting last season, chipping in with eight assists, and he should have increased that tally were it not for a foot injury, suf...