France 24: North and South Korea agreed Monday to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported following high-level talks in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula.
Our morning briefing for today covers news in Malta, the Mediterranean, Syria, the US, Turkey, the Korean peninsula and the Sun.
North Korea issued a forceful statement Thursday against what it said were elements of the US government which are not adhering to the spirit of the dialogue established by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Singapore summit hin June.… Be Informed
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The Opposition leader Adrian Delia has presented an application before the Constitutional Court seeking a complete copy of the Egrant inquiry report.
Reuters reported that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday the process of ending North Korea’s nuclear program would take time but he was optimistic that it would be done within a timeline set by the leaders of the two countries.… Be Informed
As expected the death of Shannon Mak is the lead story on Malta’s Newspapers. Various happenings take different priorities around the world. As we go through 40 major international and local news portals, your Morning Briefing provides you with the salient news as reported in Malta, Europe and the World.… Be Informed
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Both the Times and The Malta Independent refer to the S&P credit rating on the banking system. Respected credit ratings agency Standard and Poors has highlighted increased reputational and operational risks for Malta’s banking sector, moving its risk score up two notches on its 10point scale.
AP: In an emotional and solemn ceremony in Hawaii, the remains of dozens of presumed casualties from the Korean War were escorted by military honour guards onto U.S. soil on Wednesday, 65 years after an armistice ended the conflict and weeks after President Donald Trump received a commitment from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for their return.… Be Informed
History Channel: After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People’s Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The armistice ended America’s first experiment with the Cold War concept of “limited war.”
The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, when communist North Korea invaded South Korea.… Be Informed
Reuters/AP/CNN: North Korea on Friday returned the remains of what are believed to be U.S. servicemen killed during the Korean War, the White House said, with a U.S military plane making a rare trip from a U.S. base in South Korea to a coastal city in the North to retrieve the remains.… Be Informed
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Greece has “serious indications” that a fire that killed at least 83 people near Athens earlier this week was started deliberately.
The apocalyptic scenes from Greece, the deaths and the drama related to the wildfires dominate European headlines. In Malta the Egrant inquiry publication remains the main story, though as time is passing the internal dissent within the Nationalist Party takes the front stage of the whole drama.… Be Informed
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Two women were killed early yesterday morning in a residence in Gharghur in what appears to have been a domestic incident.
President Donald Trump on Thursday released a flattering letter he received from North Korea leader Kim Jong Un despite concerns that Kim is taking little action towards surrendering his nuclear arsenal.
“I deeply appreciate the energetic and extraordinary efforts made by Your Excellency Mr.… Be Informed
AP: North Korea said Saturday that high-level talks with a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were “regrettable” and accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nukes.
The North’s statement came hours after Pompeo wrapped up two days of talks with senior North Korean officials without meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but with commitments for new discussions on denuclearization and the repatriation of the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War.… Be Informed
North Korea has increased its production of enriched uranium for nuclear weapons at secret sites in recent months, contrary to Donald Trump’s claims that it was “no longer a nuclear threat”, according to a new report.
NBC News quoted more than a dozen US officials familiar with the intelligence assessments.… Be Informed
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US secretary of state Mike Pompeo will visit North Korea next week in a bid to press forward with the Trump administration’s efforts to secure the country’s denuclearisation, according to four people familiar with his plans.
The visit will be the first senior level face-to-face contact since US president Donald Trump met leader Kim Jong Un in an unprecedented summit earlier this month.… Be Informed
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We start off highlighting comments given by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat that”Malta will stick to its position on migration” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this yesterday on the eve of a meeting in Brussels aimed at reforming the EU’s asylum rules.… Be Informed
Euronews: Two hundred family members separated by the decades-long Korean War will take part in emotional reunions next month, South Korea said Friday — the latest breakthrough in North Korea’s diplomatic thaw.
The families will be briefly reunited August 20-26 at a resort in Mount Kumgang, or “Diamond Mountain,” in North Korea, the South’s Unification Ministry announced after talks.… Be Informed