OYANG, South Korea — With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world's most heavily armed border to greet his rival, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, for talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly north with him before they returned to the southern side. Those small steps must be seen in the context of the last year — when the United States, its ally South Korea and the North seemed at times to be on the verge of nuclear war as the North unleashed a torrent of weapons tests — but also in light of the long, destructive history of the rival Koreas, who fought one of the 20th century's bloodiest conflicts and even today occupy a divided peninsula that's still technically in a state of war. It was all smiles Friday as Moon grasped Kim's hand and led him along an blindingly red carpet into South Korean territory, where school children … [Read more...] about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un crosses border for historic meet with South Korean rival
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Alexandra Olson, Ap Business Writer Updated 4:41 pm, Thursday, April 26, 2018 Photo: Gene J. Puskar, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE- This March 24, 2018, file photo shows a sign in a Starbucks located in downtown Pittsburgh. Starbucks Corp. reports earns on Thursday, April 26, 2018. FILE- This March 24, 2018, file photo shows a sign in a Starbucks located in downtown Pittsburgh. Starbucks Corp. reports earns on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Photo: Gene J. Puskar, AP Starbucks CEO says racial controversy hasn't affected sales 1 / 1 Back to Gallery NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks' sales have not suffered over the outcry that ensued when two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia store, CEO Kevin Johnson said Thursday, but he vowed to remain committed to ensuring such an incident never happens again. The … [Read more...] about Starbucks CEO says racial controversy hasn’t affected sales
0 Comments Tributes to pilot and aerial photographer who died in Co Antrim light plane crash BelfastTelegraph.co.uk An experienced pilot who died in a light aircraft crash has been described as "the best friend and colleague anyone could wish for". https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/tributes-to-pilot-and-aerial-photographer-who-died-in-co-antrim-light-plane-crash-36828327.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36829087.ece/9d82a/AUTOCROP/h342/farmbrough_greenwood_plane_crash.jpg Email An experienced pilot who died in a light aircraft crash has been described as "the best friend and colleague anyone could wish for". Bob Farmbrough was at the controls of the small plane that came down in Co Antrim on Thursday. Bryan Greenwood from Larne, who ran his own aerial photography business, was also killed. We know exactly what families are going through: Says sister of Kegworth air disasterThe Cessna 152, which is understood to have been rented … [Read more...] about Tributes to pilot and aerial photographer who died in Co Antrim light plane crash
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Annie Linskey Globe Staff April 06, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump’s unconventional presidency has shattered all kinds of norms, but there’s one very local tradition that he seems to be reviving: Massachusetts presidential ambitions.Massachusetts voters had only tenuous ties to the 2016 presidential crop — Hillary Clinton graduated from Wellesley College, and Bernie Sanders hails from neighboring Vermont. Now, thanks in part to the president’s deep unpopularity here, there’s a quintet of notable figures from the state showing up on political forecasters’ lists of possible 2020 contenders.Count them: Senator Elizabeth Warren. Former governor Deval Patrick. Representative Seth Moulton. Even former secretary of state John Kerry and Representative Joe Kennedy III are often named. (And, as a bonus, some theorize — or … [Read more...] about Could there really be five Mass. politicians running against Trump in 2020?
Main info: Train services severely disrupted across France 77 percent of train drivers join strike and 48 percent of rail workers Some train lines closed while only one in eight TGV services operating Three out of four Eurostar services are running Regional TER and Intercité train services also severely hit Exceptional level of traffic jams on roads around Paris Less than half of RER train services operating around Paris region French rail workers kicked off three months of rolling strikes Tuesday, part of a wave of industrial action that will test President Emmanuel Macron's resolve to reshape France with sweeping reforms. The strike will cause chaos for France's 4.5 million train passengers, with stoppages planned two days out of five until June 28 unless Macron drops his bid to force a major overhaul at state rail operator SNCF. All train services were severely hit, with some lines closed entirely. Only one in eight high speed TGV trains were … [Read more...] about ‘Black Tuesday’: French rail workers begin three months of rolling strikes