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North Korea sanctions remain until complete denuclearisation, says US

North Korea sanctions remain until complete denuclearisation, says US

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mike Pompeo is currently in Seoul to brief his South Korean and Japanese counterparts North Korea will not get any sanctions relief until it has demonstrated “complete denuclearisation”, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. Mr Pompeo was speaking at a press conference in Seoul with his South Korean […]

Rebel Wilson: Court slashes actress’s record defamation payout

Rebel Wilson: Court slashes actress’s record defamation payout

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rebel Wilson was originally awarded the largest defamation payout in Australian history A magazine publisher has successfully appealed against the size of a record defamation payout awarded to actress Rebel Wilson in Australia. Last year, Wilson won a case against publisher Bauer Media over articles that she said had […]

Nazi flag on Australian army vehicle ‘unacceptable’, PM says

Nazi flag on Australian army vehicle ‘unacceptable’, PM says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia’s conduct in Afghanistan is under scrutiny Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has condemned a photo showing an Australian army vehicle flying a swastika flag in Afghanistan. The “completely and utterly unacceptable” incident took place during a mission in 2007, he said. Military officials said the symbol of Nazism […]

Chef Atul Kocchar sacked for Priyanka Chopra terrorism tweet

Chef Atul Kocchar sacked for Priyanka Chopra terrorism tweet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Atul Kocchar was the second Indian-born chef to receive a Michelin star Michelin-starred chef Atul Kocchar has been fired for a tweet claiming Muslims have “terrorised” Hindus for thousands of years. The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai dropped the chef after he posted the comments, aimed at Indian […]

Coming of age: Why adults in Japan are getting younger

Coming of age: Why adults in Japan are getting younger

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Japan’s teenagers will get to do some new things – but not others Adulthood is about to come a lot earlier in life for many in Japan. The government has enacted a bill lowering the age of adulthood from 20 to 18, which will affect millions across the country […]

What are the US-South Korea war games?

What are the US-South Korea war games?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US and South Korean troops practice a beach landing Joint military exercises between US and South Korean troops have long angered Pyongyang. US President Donald Trump says he has now agreed with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to cancel them. Since the end of the Korean war, when Washington […]

Einstein’s travel diaries reveal physicist’s racism

Einstein’s travel diaries reveal physicist’s racism

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Albert Einstein wrote the travel diaries on a trip to the Far East in the 1920s Newly published private travel diaries have revealed Albert Einstein’s racist and xenophobic views. Written between October 1922 to March 1923, the diaries track his experiences in the Far East and Middle East. In them, […]

Trump Kim summit: North Korean media celebrate meeting

Trump Kim summit: North Korean media celebrate meeting

Image copyright Rodong Sinmun North Korea has celebrated the Trump-Kim summit as a great win for the country, with state media reporting that the US intends to lift sanctions. The two leaders met on Tuesday, signing a brief declaration on denuclearisation and reducing tensions. President Donald Trump said afterwards that sanctions would remain in place […]

Trump Kim summit: US president hails deal after historic talks

Trump Kim summit: US president hails deal after historic talks

Media captionTrump Kim: The moment they shook hands US President Donald Trump says his historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that ended in a joint agreement were “tremendous”. The signed document includes a pledge from Mr Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. But in an extraordinary media conference later, Mr […]

Trump-Kim summit: The view from South Korea

BBC News Korean Editor Su-Min Hwang , in Singapore for the summit, explains how Koreans are viewing the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Trump-Kim summit: The view from South Korea}