Inside North Korea: an Instagrammer's perspective Creeping capitalism Depont first traveled to North Korea in 2013 - and has since studied the changing face of the authoritarian country. During the last two to three years, he has observed "that in Pyongyang it has become acceptable to show off your wealth." With a growing middle class and a construction boom, the capital seems to be defying international economic sanctions. … [Read more...] about North Korea leader Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to summit
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What is extremely important is that renewable sources are decreasing in cost. This decrease is spectacular, so there are new possibilities in terms of getting energy. One important impediment to that is certainly the question of storage, so we need to develop more storage capabilities or be able to combine consumption with production of electricity. For example, when we have a photovoltaic source, it would be good to combine it with charging of cellular phones or storage, or, in the future, electric vehicles so they also can play a role in storage. Then, each country chooses its own path in the framework of the Paris Agreement. The agreement is giving us long term targets and it's up to the countries to find the right path for transition, taking into account the solidarity and how far we want to go as humanity in this regard. … [Read more...] about Finance for Africa is a key challenge in global climate change fight, says COP24 president
They note further that the estimates of block grant adjustments (BGAs) were shared with the Scottish government in December and have been the subject of discussion. These BGA figures are vital in determining the final extent of Treasury funding to Scotland. … [Read more...] about Could the SNP do a budget deal with the Tories?
'Wedding planing is non existent,' he said. 'I've been so busy ... I've literally been out of town the whole year. Cara has been incredibly busy as well ... we're kind of just doing things on our own schedule.' … [Read more...] about ‘Nobody likes a cheater’: Olivia Culpo takes a swipe at Jesse Metcalfe following his split from her best friend Cara Santana
North Korea's history of taking US prisoners 'Rash behavior' and 'hostile acts' In 2013, US citizen Matthew Miller was arrested when he arrived in Pyongyang and reportedly tore up his US passport, demanding asylum in North Korea. He was later sentenced to six years of hard labor on charges of espionage. The court said Miller had a "wild ambition" to experience prison life so that he could secretly investigate North Korea's human rights situation. He was released in 2014. … [Read more...] about Trump: Three US detainees released from North Korea