US President Donald Trump says de-nuclearisation will start “very quickly”, after a historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. After a year of trading insults, the two leaders sat down together in Singapore, before signing a “comprehensive” document. Tuesday’s meeting marked the first time a sitting US President had ever met with a North Korean leader. And rhetoric from both sides suggested big strides had been made. “We’ve decided to leave the past behind,” Mr Kim said. “The world will see major changes.” Mr Trump said he had “developed a very special bond” with the North Korean leader, the third ruler from a dynasty which has overseen a secretive, isolated regime notorious for its repression and brutal prison camps. He said the meeting went “better than anybody could have expected”. The four key points, as set out in the declaration signed by the two leaders, are: - The United States … [Read more...] about What did Donald Trump agree with Kim Jong-un and what does it mean?
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It’s that time of year again - when local election candidates fill our letter boxes with pamphlets, pledges and promises. On May 3, Manchester will go to the polls. This time, we will all have three votes, because boundary changes mean every one of its 96 seat is up for grabs. So far Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens have released manifestos specifically for the city. Here we run down what they’re proposing on each key issue. HOUSING Labour The party is promising to build 500 units of ‘social and other secure, decent housing for rent at a level that can be fully met by housing benefit’ over the next year, which fits with the council’s existing strategy. It does not say how that will be funded, although previously it has promised to use money from developer contributions brought in through the planning process. Labour says it will ‘continue to build more homes than any other comparable city’, pledging 10,000 new homes this year … [Read more...] about Local elections 2018: These is what the parties say about the issues affecting Manchester
KIM Jong-un, the tyrannical leader of North Korea, has repeatedly threatened to launch nuclear strikes on the West and its allies. The hermit nation has dramatically accelerated its nuclear weapons program under his rule, leading to a series of disputes between Kim and President Donald Trump. Here's the latest... What is the latest on the nuclear situation in North Korea? On April 21, 2018, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the reclusive nation is suspending long-range nuclear missile tests and shutting its test site. Several states including the UK, China, Sweden and South Korea welcomed the announcement but Japan reacted with caution, saying it must lead to "complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement". Referring to an upcoming, historic meeting with Kim, US president Donald Trump said the move marked "big progress", tweeting: "This is very good news for North Korea and the World - look forward to our summit." Pyongyang stopped short of suggesting it has any intention … [Read more...] about North Korea latest – what nuclear weapons does Kim Jong-un have and what has he said about South Korea?
It's a dream most of us have had at one time or another. From children kicking a ball about in the back garden to those who relish a weekly dose of five a side, we all wonder: What would it be like to be a professional footballer? We have a rough idea of the generalities, they turn up, they train, they go home again. However, it's rare to be granted the opportunity to know exactly what a typical day in the life of a player at a Premier League club looks and feels like. But thanks to the hospitality of Swansea City and their under-23 set-up - guided by Cameron Toshack, Gary Richards and Martin Davies - WalesOnline were granted behind the scenes access as they prepare for Thursday's Premier League Cup last-16 clash with Bristol City in Landore. We spent a whole day with the coaches and their squad to bring you the lowdown on exactly what a day in the life of a player and coach at a Premier League club entails. The work starts before the day begins The coaches plan out weeks in advance … [Read more...] about This is exactly what happens behind the scenes at Swansea City
With just 12 months to go to Brexit, the UK is now bracing itself for the unknown. It was Conservative Prime Minister, Edward Heath, who took the country into what was then known as the European Economic Community in January 1973. And it will be another Conservative Prime Minister, Theresa May, who will take us out on March 29, 2019. The implications for young and old, businesses and unions, workers and bosses are enormous. Brexit Will be triggered 0 Days 0 Hours 0 minutes 0 Seconds Here the people of the North East, in their own words, talk about their hopes and fears as the historic event looms ever larger. Julie Underwood - International trade director at North East England Chamber of Commerce Current confidence amongst North East business remains high, but Brexit has emerged as a pressing concern. A recent Chamber survey indicated that changes to the EU-UK relationship was the second most influential factor, behind increased demand, for their future trading … [Read more...] about What the people of the North East think about Brexit