Kim’s top negotiator to visit US to discuss summit

SEOUL/ WASHINGTON: A senior North Korean official is headed to New York for talks with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, the latest indication that an on-again-offagain meet between President Trump and Kim Jongun may go ahead next month. “We have put a great team together for our talks with North Korea,” Trump said in a Twitter post on Tuesday. “Meetings are currently taking place concerning Summit, and more. Kim Young (sic) Chol, the vice chairman of North Korea, heading now to New York. Solid response to my letter, thank…

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Ivanka won China trademarks, Trump vowed to save company

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BEIJING: China this month awarded Ivanka Trump seven new trademarks across a broad collection of businesses, including books, housewares and cushions. At around the same time, President Trump vowed to find a way to prevent a major Chinese telecommunications company from going bust, even though the company has a history of violating American limits on doing business with countries like Iran and North Korea. Coincidence? Well, probably. Experts said Ivanka’s growing portfolio of trademarks in China and the family’s business interests there raises questions about whether Chinese officials are giving…

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Falling tree kills 2 scribes reporting severe weather

A television anchor and a photojournalist for a broadcast news station in South Carolina died on Monday after a tree fell and crushed their sport utility vehicle while they were out covering the severe weather generated by Subtropical Storm Alberto, the authorities and station officials said. Subtropical Storm Alberto — the first named storm of the season — made landfall on Florida’s Panhandle on Monday, and what the National Weather Service called “broad circulation” around the storm was bringing heavy rain to some parts of the Carolinas. Governor Roy Cooper…

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Flattery of President Trump turns fatal in Afghanistan

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KABUL: Flattery of the US president may work in North Korea and Washington, but in Afghanistan it is proving dangerous and even fatal. An Afghan man who admired the president so much that he legally named his son Donald Trump has now said he no longer feels safe and has fled Afghanistan. That came three days after another Afghan who helped organise the minting of a gold medal thanking President Trump for his support of Afghanistan was killed by the Taliban. A third Afghan, also involved in making the medal,…

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