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Kim Jong-un smiles for first official portrait North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has commissioned his first official portrait. The image captures a smiling Mr Kim wearing a suit and tie. His portrait was unveiled on state TV in Pyongyang during a visit from Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel. This is the first time an official photo…

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‘Dangerous undercurrents’ threaten global economy, IMF warns

The International Monetary Fund has warned of growing ‘dangerous undercurrents’ that threaten the world economy. In its biannual Financial Stability Report, the IMF provided an in-depth look into markets and the banking sector a decade on from the Global Financial Crisis. Although the US-based organisation concluded banks are now safer than in 2008, governments should…

Travel

Travelling to “Dangerous Destinations”

I was scrolling through the segment of the British government website that offers British citizens advice on which countries are currently too dangerous to visit. It cities killings, political instability and theft as some of the reasons why one should not go to a country. Many of the ‘dangerous’ countries that were listed were far…

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Mattis issues warning to North Korea

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the Korean Peninsula’s demilitarized zone (DMZ) between South and North Korea on Friday morning, amid heightened tensions over the North’s nuclear program, emphasizing diplomatic efforts to resolve the North Korean missile and nuclear crisis. “Our goal is not war but rather the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation of the…