N.Korea’s Kim wants another Trump summit to speed denuclearisation -S.Korea’s Moon

By Hyonhee Shin and Joyce Lee SEOUL, Sept 20 : North Korea’s Kim Jong Un wants a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump soon to hasten denuclearisation, but a key goal is declaring an end this year to the 1950-53 Korean War, the South’s President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday. Moon said he and […]

Ugandan musician turned MP vows to continue “fight for freedom” against government

By Elias Biryabarema and Francis Mukasa KAMPALA, Sept 20 : Ugandan pop star turned opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi pledged on Thursday to continue what he calls a fight for freedom for millions of oppressed fellow citizens, after returning to his country from the United States. The return of the 36-year-old musician, known by his stage […]

Maryland woman kills 3 people and herself in warehouse gun rampage

By Gina Cherelus Undated, Sep 20 : A woman armed with a handgun opened fire on Thursday at a Maryland distribution center for the Rite Aid drugstore chain, killing three people and wounding three others before taking her own life, the Harford County sheriff said. The shooting unfolded shortly after the suspect, a temporary employee […]

Japan PM Abe wins extended term, faces Trump trade challenge

By Linda Sieg and Leika Kihara TOKYO, Sept 20 : Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, putting him on track to become Japan’s longest-serving premier and to try to cement his legacy, including by revision of the country’s pacifist, post-war constitution. If Abe, who quit abruptly after a troubled […]

UK’s Hunt says pressed Suu Kyi on “justice and accountability” for Rohingya

By Simon Lewis and Shoon Naing NAYPYITAW, Sept 20 : Myanmar must ensure there is “no hiding place” for those responsible for crimes against its Rohingya minority if it is to avoid a lasting stain on the country’s reputation, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday. Hunt told Reuters he pressed Myanmar’s civilian leader […]

Brexit at breaking point? Diary dates for Britain’s EU departure

By William James LONDON, Sept 20 : British Prime Minister Theresa May has little more than six months to negotiate a Brexit deal with the European Union, sell it to her divided Conservative Party and win parliamentary approval. Below are significant dates as Britain nears its departure from the EU in March: EU LEADERS MEET […]