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There is talk that if a peace treaty was struck between the Koreas and if the North gives up its nuclear weapons, that somehow Trump would deserve the peace prize. Wrong. Moon Jae-in is the man solely responsible for this detente. He initiated most of the negotiations and if not for him, we would still be forced to write about Trump's ridiculous tweets threatening war.
 
 
   
Cod Satrusayang
ANN Group Captain
 
 
  Korean summit to begin on Friday  
 
     
 
  President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet at the Military Demarcation Line in Panmunjeom at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Moon’s chief of staff Im Jong-seok said Thursday. According to Im, Kim will cross the Military Demarcation Line between the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission offices, where he will be greeted by Moon.

“The two leaders will meet at the MDL, and walk to the venue of the welcoming ceremony, escorted by our (South Korean) traditional honor guard,” Im said. Im said that the two leaders will then attend the welcoming ceremony from about 9:40 a.m. The ceremony will include a review of South Korea’s honor guard, Im said. According to Cheong Wa Dae, the decision to include a honor guard review was made in light of North Korea including the ceremony during late Presidents Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun’s visits to Pyongyang.
 
 
 
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Samsung's largest ever Q1 profit
 
   
 
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics said Thursday it achieved record-high operating profit for the first quarter of 2018 due to robust sales of memory chips and smartphones.
 
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Indian holy man jailed for life
 
   
 
A Jodhpur court in Rajasthan sentenced Asaram to life imprisonment after convicting him of raping a 16-year-old girl at his Ashram in 2013.
 
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Washington trade delegation to China "encouraging"
 
   
 
China welcomes the upcoming visit of senior US officials to Beijing to talk about trade and also reaffirms its stance of solving disputes under a bilateral or multilateral framework, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday.
 
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  UNSC trip to survey Rohingya problem is crucial  
 
     
 
  The UN Security Council's forthcoming visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar appears to be an opportunity for both the countries to garner the high-powered body's support in favour of their respective strategies on the Rohingya issue.
The high profile visit is taking place hot on the heels of the United Nation's inability to take action against Myanmar for its alleged systematic Rohingya cleansing mainly due to the strong opposition from China and Russia.

Led by the UNSC president, the 15-member team will arrive in Bangladesh on Saturday afternoon. It will leave for Myanmar on Monday morning on another two-day visit. The team members would include permanent representative of the UK and the deputy permanent representatives of the USA, Russia, France and China. These five countries are the permanent members of the council.
 
 
 
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