By Gabriella Borter
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“For one month before one of the most important moments in Britain’s constitutional history, Parliament will not be sitting. That is quite extraordinary.”
President Trump boldly announced last week that he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to talk disarmament, working to fulfill his recent State of the Union promise to prevent Pyongyang from obtaining nuclear missiles that could hit the U.S. homeland. In making that pledge, Trump declared, “I will not repeat the mistakes of past administrations.”
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 ended the day down slightly on Friday but less than 1% below its all-time high as a drop in Apple stock countered cooling U.S.-China trade tensions.
Why couldn’t we all just get along?
“We weren’t as tolerant a society as we cared to think,” a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington said.
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Coppola said he felt bad his movie had seemingly given “encouragement to someone I see is about to bring the beloved United Kingdom to ruin.”
The announcement on Thursday night that President Trump planned to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, likely in May, was weird. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seemed blindsided by the move, it breaks with U.S. precedent (no sitting commander in chief has ever met with a North Korean leader), and it was announced at the White House in part by South Korean officials, rather than senior U.S. figures, like Tillerson or national security adviser H.R. McMaster or Trump.