Critics say the first-ever summit between sitting US and North Korean leaders in Singapore on Tuesday lacks details on the North’s nuclear development as their joint statement did not include the words “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.”
An accomplished Japanese climber, who lost nine fingers to frostbite in a previous expedition, died on Monday during his eighth attempt to scale Mount Everest. The 35-year-old alpinist was found dead in a tent by Sherpas, a Nepalese government official said.
A Japanese director’s “Shoplifters”, a story of an impoverished family, won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. The film portrays human connections through a Tokyo family that lives in poverty.
North Korea’s state-run media said on Saturday that the abduction issue has already been settled ahead of a summit with the United States. It accused Japan of trying to disrupt the trend of peace on the Korean peninsula.
The Seattle Mariners announced on Thursday that 44-year-old outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has become a special assistant to the chairman and will not play for the rest of the season. He told reporters that he is not retiring as a baseball player.
The leaders of North and South Korea pledged to pursue denuclearization and a permanent peace at a historic summit on Friday. With a warm handshake, the two men briefly stepped over the military demarcation line to the northern side.
In a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Florida on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump pledged to raise the abduction issue during a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expected by early June.
The United States, Britain and France struck chemical weapons facilities in Syria on Friday following its alleged poison gas attack on civilians. President Donald Trump hailed the intervention by tweeting “Mission Accomplished.”
The Los Angeles Angels rookie phenom Shohei Ohtani was named on Monday the American League player of the week. The modern-day Babe Ruth has excelled as both a starting pitcher and designated hitter for the first 11 days of the season.
China’s legislature unanimously reappointed Xi Jinping on Saturday, as president with no limits on how many terms he can serve. The 64-year-old president could now remain in power for life.