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Donald Trump: N Korea’s Kim Jong-un a ‘smart cookie’

Donald Trump: N Korea’s Kim Jong-un a ‘smart cookie’

Media captionIn a TV interview with CBS, Mr Trump talked about the current tension between the US and North Korea US President Donald Trump has described North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “pretty smart cookie”. Speaking to CBS, he noted Mr Kim had assumed power at a young age, despite dealing with “some very […]

Ueli Steck: Everest preparation claims ‘Swiss Machine’ climber

Ueli Steck: Everest preparation claims ‘Swiss Machine’ climber

Media captionFellow climber remembers “Swiss Machine” Ueli Steck The Swiss climber Ueli Steck has been killed preparing to climb Mount Everest, Nepal’s tourist office says. Steck, who was known as the “Swiss Machine”, died in an accident while acclimatising for an attempt on the mountain without oxygen by a new route. The 40-year-old had won […]

Duterte invited to the White House

Duterte invited to the White House

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Rodrigo Duterte (right) spoke with Donald Trump on Saturday Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been invited the visit the White House following a “very friendly” telephone call with Donald Trump. The two leaders discussed Mr Duterte’s controversial war on drugs, which has left more than 7,000 people dead in […]

Nepal’s first female chief justice faces impeachment

Nepal’s first female chief justice faces impeachment

Image caption Ms Karki has been the country’s top judge since April 2016 Nepal’s first female chief justice has been suspended after the two largest parties in the ruling coalition filed an impeachment motion against her. They accuse Sushila Karki of delivering biased verdicts and interfering in the executive’s jurisdiction. At least 249 MPs signed […]

North Korea crisis: Pope urges international mediation

North Korea crisis: Pope urges international mediation

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pope Francis warned of a war in which “a good part of humanity” would be destroyed Pope Francis has called for international mediation to ease rising tensions between the US and North Korea over Pyongyang’s nuclear activity. The pontiff suggested that Norway, for example, was “always ready to help”. He […]

China deports US ‘spy’ Sandy Phan-Gillis after conviction

China deports US ‘spy’ Sandy Phan-Gillis after conviction

Image copyright SaveSandy.org Image caption Phan-Gillis (C) travelled to China to promote business opportunities in her hometown of Houston An American businesswoman convicted of spying by China is back in the US, after a Chinese court ordered her deportation. Sandy Phan-Gillis was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Tuesday, but will […]

North Korea crisis: North in another ‘failed’ missile launch

North Korea crisis: North in another ‘failed’ missile launch

Image copyright EPA Image caption There have been a number of missile tests by North Korea (file photo) North Korea has test-fired another ballistic missile, South Korean and US military officials say. The missile exploded shortly after take-off, they said – the second failed launch in the past fortnight. US President Donald Trump accused North […]

China deports US ‘spy’ Sandy Phan-Gillis after conviction

China deports US ‘spy’ Sandy Phan-Gillis after conviction

Image copyright SaveSandy.org Image caption Phan-Gillis (C) travelled to China to promote business opportunities in her hometown of Houston An American businesswoman convicted of spying by China is back in the US, after a Chinese court ordered her deportation. Sandy Phan-Gillis was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Tuesday, but will […]

North Korea crisis: North in another ‘failed’ missile launch

North Korea crisis: North in another ‘failed’ missile launch

Image copyright EPA Image caption There have been a number of missile tests by North Korea (file photo) North Korea has test-fired another ballistic missile, South Korean and US military officials say. The missile exploded shortly after take-off, they said – the second failed launch in the past fortnight. US President Donald Trump accused North […]

China deports US ‘spy’ Sandy Phan-Gillis after conviction

China deports US ‘spy’ Sandy Phan-Gillis after conviction

Image copyright SaveSandy.org Image caption Phan-Gillis (C) travelled to China to promote business opportunities in her hometown of Houston An American businesswoman convicted of spying by China is back in the US, after a Chinese court ordered her deportation. Sandy Phan-Gillis was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Tuesday, but will […]

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