Category Archives: Asia

National Die-In Day: US high schoolers to protest inaction on gun control

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Students rally in front of the White House to protest gun violence in March. American high school students are organizing a National Die-In Day on 12 June to protest continued government inaction on gun control laws. The action will take place on the second anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, and will include a die-in at noon in front of the Capitol in Washington DC and another in Orlando.

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Broad Iran deal 'very, very difficult': UK's Johnson

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Broad Iran deal 'very, very difficult': UK's Johnson

The “jumbo Iran negotiation” sought by US President Donald Trump will be “very, very difficult” to achieve, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson warned Monday. US counterpart Mike Pompeo on Monday set 12 tough conditions for a “new deal” with Iran after Trump walked away from the existing nuclear agreement. Britain and the other powers who signed the 2015 agreement have vowed to honour the deal, despite the US promising to increase financial pressure on Iran with the “strongest sanctions in history,” hampering companies hoping to deal with the Middle Eastern state.

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London's Chelsea Flower Show display pays tribute to Windrush Generation

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London's Chelsea Flower Show display pays tribute to Windrush Generation

Britain’s most prestigious flower show, a celebration of the genteel world of gardening, opens this week with a tribute to the “Windrush” generation of Caribbean migrants whose recent treatment has provoked a political scandal. The floral tribute at the Chelsea Flower Show is designed to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush ship, bringing the first in a wave of immigrants who were invited to Britain after World War Two to plug job shortages. Although fully entitled to live and work in Britain, an unknown number of Windrush descendants have been wrongly identified …read more

Royal wedding latest news: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle head home to start married life

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle begin married life New Duke and Duchess of Sussex return from Windsor First engagement as husband and wife on Tuesday Duchess wants to ‘hit the ground running’ as a royal Inside the party: Idris Elba is DJ as first dance revealed Prince Charles reduces guests to tears with speech Worlds collide as LA glitterati meet the Windsors Couple delay honeymoon – here’s where they could go Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are starting their married lives at home after an emotional wedding ceremony that captivated the nation, as details of the all-night royal partying emerged. …read more

Two North Koreans defect to South: Yonhap

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Two North Koreans defect to South: Yonhap

Two North Koreans defected to the South across the Yellow Sea on Saturday, a South Korean news report said, citing a government source. “A small boat was spotted in waters off the north of Baengnyeong Island” near the inter-Korean border, the source told Yonhap news agency. One of the men was initially identified as a soldier due to a misunderstanding and the government later corrected its statement to say they were both civilians, Yonhap said.

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