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North Korea's Kim Jong-un 'set on Trump summit'

North Korea's Kim Jong-un 'set on Trump summit'

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device It is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's "fixed will" that a summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore should go ahead, state media say.This followed a surprise meeting on Saturday between Mr Kim and the South's Moon Jae-in, who said the North was "committed to denuclearisation".Mr Trump had cancelled the 12 June summit, citing the North's "hostility".But on Saturday he said that the date "hasn't changed" and that things were "moving along very nicely".The summit would be the culmination of diplomatic efforts that began this year to try to defuse what had threatened to become a military confrontation between the nuclear-armed communist North and the South and its US ally.What came out of Sat...
UK CO2 and energy costs 'set to rise'

UK CO2 and energy costs 'set to rise'

Science
Household energy bills and carbon emissions will rise unless ministers devise new policies to save power, a report says.The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) confirms that bills and emissions have been forced down since 2008 by EU energy efficiency rules.Appliances like fridges, freezers and boilers are now designed to use less energy for the same work.Ministers say they will make new energy efficiency policy in the Autumn.But the government's critics point out that its Clean Growth plan for an efficient low-carbon society is already many months behind schedule. The CCC says the UK must shift much more swiftly towards electric cars to reduce carbon and tackle local air pollution. It also says a strategy is urgently needed to insulate millions of homes and create new forms of heating that d...