Soon after a group of suited North Korean diplomats set out from their Singapore hotel on Monday for talks with US officials on the eve of a historic summit, a bigger group of North Koreans headed out in summery shirts for some shopping.
US President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on a small resort island off Singapore’s port on Tuesday for an unprecedented summit aimed at getting the North to give up its nuclear weapons.
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UK businesses will welcome the fact that Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) take reliefs remain unchanged, but they can expect new regulations to be issued on offering EMI share options in light of the publication of a state aid decision letter by the European Commission, an expert in share plans and incentives has said.
Bitcoin extended losses for a third day, tumbling as much as 12 per cent Sunday as South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail said there was a “cyber intrusion” in its system.
The largest cryptocurrency declined to US$6,840 as of 4pm in New York, the biggest drop since March 14, according to data compiled from Bitstamp pricing.
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Singaporean officials said they were taking an “all hands on deck” approach to ensure the security of the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un – one of the highest-profile events ever to be held in the city state. That effort includes the S$20 million (US$15 million) Singapore is paying out of its own pocket to host Tuesday’s meeting.
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A man was arrested in central Japan after stabbing one person to death and injuring two others aboard a bullet train on Saturday night, a rare violent assault in the Asian nation.
The suspect, identified as Ichiro Kojima, attacked the victims around 10:00pm aboard the shinkansen train which was travelling from Tokyo to a station in Osaka, Kyodo News reported. Police arrested the 22-year-old unemployed suspect on suspicion of attempted murder, the report said.
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Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled attacks in Myanmar said they were disappointed that a UN agreement signed earlier this week did not address one of their key demands: Citizenship.
Most refugees say they are desperate to go home, but fear going back unless they are given protection and citizenship. On Wednesday, Myanmar and UN agencies signed an agreement that could – eventually – lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya who fled persecution in their homeland and are now…
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could be invited to speak at the United Nations in New York in September if his June 12 meeting with US President Donald Trump in Singapore goes well, analysts say.
Michael Green, a senior analyst on Asia and Japan at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said that Kim was “getting not only a summit” with Trump, but also the “first summits” with other national and international leaders.
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Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker has hit back at a torrent of online abuse over a masturbation scene in a film dubbed India’s answer to Sex and the City that is proving a hit worldwide.
Veere Di Wedding, meaning “Friend’s Wedding”, has caused a stir on social media for its portrayal of female sexuality – a taboo subject in patriarchal, socially conservative India.
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Manufacturers of connected cars and medical devices will be among the businesses able to obtain an EU-wide certificate that their products conform to cybersecurity standards under new laws that have been proposed.
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he is not worried about preparing for next week’s meeting with Kim Jong-un in Singapore.
“I think I’m very well prepared,” he said, “I don’t think I have to prepare very much. It’s about attitude. It’s about willingness to get things done.”
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