SEOUL: North Korea welcomed a US envoy’s visit to Seoul by firing two missiles Thursday, the South’s military said, in Pyongyang’s second launch in less than a week as it seeks to up the ante in deadlocked nuclear negotiations with Washington. It came after North Korea carried out a military drill and fired multiple projectiles on Saturday, with at least one believed to be a short-range missile. The North had not previously fired a missile since November 2017, shortly before a rapid diplomatic thaw eased high tensions on the peninsula and paved the way for a historic first meeting between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump. But their second summit in Vietnam in February broke up without an agreement rolling back Pyongyang’s nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief or even a joint statement, leaving the North frustrated. Thursday’s launch came hours after the US Special Representative on North Korea, Stephen Biegun, arrived in … [Read more...] about North Korea fires missiles as US envoy visits Seoul
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CHARLOTTE, UNITED STATES Two people were killed and four were wounded in a shooting on Tuesday at the University of North Carolina's Charlotte campus. The university's office of emergency management tweeted an alert warning that shots had been reported on campus on what was students' last day of classes this academic year. "Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately," it said. Local emergency services said two people had been killed, while another two sustained life-threatening injuries and two more were being treated for less serious wounds. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department identified the shooter as former student Trystan Andrew Terrell. Terrell, 22, was charged with with two counts of murder and four of attempted murder. Earlier, University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) campus police chief Jeff Baker told a press conference that his team "disarmed" and took custody of the suspect after receiving a call around 4.40pm that someone was "armed with a pistol". He … [Read more...] about Gunman kills 2, injures 4 at University of North Carolina
Avengers: Endgame has taken the global box office by storm in the first weekend and crossed the historic business mark of $1.2 billion in three days. The film has set five brand new collection records. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has distributed Avengers: Endgame across the globe. The bosses of the studio have made it official that the movie grossed $350 million in North America and $859 million in the international markets. Its global total stands at $1,209 million. Avengers: Infinity War, the predecessor of Avengers: Endgame, had taken 11 days to reach the billion-dollar threshold. Avengers: Endgame has now achieved this feat in just five days, which is more than twice as fast as its predecessor. The movie has set several collection records not only in the domestic market but also in key international markets. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has released the estimated collection and records set by Avengers: Endgame in various territories on its official website. Here are … [Read more...] about Avengers: Endgame sets 5 brand new collection records at global box office
By Thomas Walkom National Affairs Columnist Mon., April 29, 2019 Vladimir Putin has just made the North Korean situation more complicated. But the Russian president may have also opened up a new pathway to sidestep the current impasse between North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and America’s Donald Trump. Putin has done this by the simple action of reinserting himself into the middle of the on-again off-again Korean nuclear crisis. His first-ever meeting with Kim last week in the Russian city of Vladivostok served as a signal that Moscow expects to be a part of any negotiations involving the Korean Peninsula. Up to now, Putin has lain low and let others take the lead. Russia has supported, in theory at least, U.S.-led sanctions aimed at forcing North Korea to end its nuclear missile program. At the same time, Moscow has supported Chinese efforts to try and end the conflict between Washington and Pyongyang on a step-by-step basis in which each side agrees to … [Read more...] about Will Putin help or hurt situation with North Korea?
By Kashmala Fida Star Edmonton Sun., April 28, 2019 EDMONTON— Fulfil all your Mission Impossible and Matrix fantasies with a good mix of puzzle solving at North America’s newest and largest escape room, opening in Edmonton this Wednesday. An escape room is an adventure-based game in which players solve a series riddles using clues and strategy to complete objectives in an immersive theme room setting. While Escape Hour will offer seven different rooms that cover 9,400 square feet of the Edmonton City Centre mall, one room offers a unique adventure unlike any other in the country. The Action 5 Lives is the only escape room in Canada that requires physical prowess to solve. If you want to test your brain and brawn — requiring some push-ups, crawling through spaces and dodging lasers — this is the escape room for you. Alex Tereshchenko, creator of Escape Hour, says although each adventure is tailored to a main character, teamwork is … [Read more...] about North America’s largest escape room set to unlock its doors in Edmonton