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Source: Global News

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

Saturday 14:32 GMT

North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.

North Korea for decades has been pushing a concept of “denuclearization” that bears no resemblance to the American definition, vowing to pursue nuclear development unless Washington removes its troops from the peninsula.

Source: Fox News

North Korea announces end to missile testing as Trump cites 'big progress'

Saturday 14:32 GMT

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced Friday that his country will be suspending missile testing and closing a nuclear test site, several reports said.

News of the testing suspension follows the revelation earlier this week that Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director and secretary of state nominee, met with Kim in North Korea over Easter weekend to lay the groundwork for the prospective meeting with Trump.

Source: New York Times

‘Viva Verdi,’ Say Fans With Very Verdian Names

Sunday 21:51 GMT

Their first is the composer Giuseppe Verdi, so much so that the club’s members are assigned specific names when they are admitted — the titles of Verdi’s operas, but without the quotation marks.

August Ventura, a New York opera lover who is producing a document about Verdi and Il Club dei 27, arranged a busy week for the members who made the trip. Before “Luisa Miller” — with quotation marks — there was a “viva Verdi” toast at the august Metropolitan Opera Club, which has its own room on the dress-circle level of the Met.

Source: Washington Post

Make this one-pan Spanish Eggs and Potatoes, and you’ll learn how to fry

Sunday 21:51 GMT

Handful of your favorite fresh herbs, preferably a blend, such as mint, basil and thyme. For the eggs and potatoes: Heat the oil in a 9-inch cast-iron or ovenproof skillet, over medium heat.

You drain the oil and save it; once cooled, you’ll find it has taken on the wonderful aroma and flavor of the onion, and, yes, you can then use that oil for all manner of things, such as vinaigrettes and sauteing vegetables.

Source: The Guradian

Kalidou Koulibaly’s late header seals victory for Napoli over Juventus

Sunday 21:51 GMT

Napoli threw the Serie A title race open in dramatic style on Sunday when Kalidou Koulibaly scored with a towering header in the last minute to give them a 1-0 win at the leaders, Juventus.

Napoli dominated the match but seemed to have run out of ideas and energy until the final minute when José Callejón’s outswinging corner was met by the Senegal international with a mighty header which left Gianluigi Buffon helpless.

Source: New York Times

Review: Anna Netrebko Emerges as a Powerful New Tosca at the Met

Sunday 21:51 GMT

Anna Netrebko must have felt enormous pressure on Saturday at the Metropolitan Opera when for the first time anywhere she sang the title role of Puccini’s “Tosca.”

Ms. Netrebko, who over many years has been moving from the lighter, bel canto fare into weightier dramatic roles, could have chosen a less prominent stage to try out Tosca.

Source: The Guradian

US and Russian nuclear arsenals set to be unchecked for first time since 1972

Wednesday 12:44 GMT

The US and Russian nuclear arsenals could soon be unconstrained by any binding arms control agreements for the first time since 1972, triggering an expensive and dangerous new arms race, a group of former officials and experts from the US, Europe and Russia has warned.

“Without a positive decision to extend New Start, and if the INF Treaty comes to an end, there would be no legally-binding limits on the world’s two largest nuclear superpowers for the first time since 1972, and the risk of unconstrained US-Russian nuclear competition would grow,” the statement warned.

Source: CBS News

Trump defends Michael Flynn after release of Comey memos

Saturday 08:06 GMT

President Trump is defending his former national security adviser after the release of memos written by fired FBI Director James Comey.

Mr. Trump tweeted Friday morning, "So General Michael Flynn's life can be totally destroyed while Shadey (sic) James Comey can Leak and Lie and make lots of money from a third rate book (that should never have been written)." President Trump is defending his former national security adviser after the release of memos written by fired FBI Director James Comey.

Source: Common Domain

It’s a Scary Time to Be Trading Wall Street’s Fear Index

Sunday 21:51 GMT

Wednesday’s trading, which many traders said was triggered by large orders for S&P 500 put options expiring in one month, is now adding to concerns about the soundness of the entire ecosystem of VIX-linked trading.

Cboe has said trading flagged as irregular in this paper is consistent with legitimate trading. Still, it is unclear if there is any nefarious trading activity going on. Two University of Texas academics published a paper alleging that VIX is tampered with.

Source: New York Times

‘Outrageous’ $17 Toll to Cross the Verrazano Vexes Drivers

Thursday 18:14 GMT

The $17 toll to drive across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is more than twice the $7.75 toll to take the far more glamorous Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco.

(The toll on the Verrazano is charged to cross from Brooklyn to Staten Island, whose residents pay about half the discounted E-ZPass rate.) Meanwhile, it costs nothing to take the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges across the East River to Manhattan.

Source: NBC News

Facebook talks nice but takes action as European privacy rules loom

Saturday 19:06 GMT

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken positively of impending European regulations meant to improve consumer data privacy.

Two major changes came to light this week with regard to Facebook’s preparations for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, which takes effect on May 25. First, Reuters reported that the company changed the governance of its terms of service agreement for all users not in Europe — 1.5 billion of them, in Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin American — away from Ireland, the company’s international headquarters.

Source: CBS News

Sunday: Cotton, Feinstein, Zarif, Bloomberg, Dickerson

Saturday 21:52 GMT

We'll talk to Sen. Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton), R-Arkansas, who sits on the Senate's intelligence and armed services committees.

"CBS This Morning" co-anchor John Dickerson (@jdickerson) makes a return to the "Face the Nation" set to discuss his new Atlantic cover story. And as always, for perspective we turn to another of our must-watch panels, this week with:. Don't miss "Face the Nation" this Sunday!.

Source: Global News

India introduces death penalty for rape of young children

Sunday 16:21 GMT

WATCH: Protests in India after lawmaker arrested in connection with a teenager’s rape. The move follows widespread outrage over the recent rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl in India’s Jammu-Kashmir state, the alleged rape of a girl by a ruling party lawmaker in Uttar Pradesh state and several other rape cases involving girls in the country.

India’s government on Saturday prescribed the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12 to help combat an increase in violent crime against women.

Source: Global News

Donald Trump says he’ll bail on North Korea meeting if talks ‘not fruitful’

Friday 09:02 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump said that although he’s looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.” Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim “got along really well” in their recent secret meeting, and he declared, “We’ve never been in a position like this” to address worldwide concerns over North Korea’s nuclear weapons.

Source: NBC News

Despite Trump's bullishness, advisers suggest Cohen could flip

Sunday 16:21 GMT

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn't think Michael Cohen, his embattled lawyer, will turn on him despite an FBI raid on Cohen's offices and ongoing legal battles.

In a series of tweets, Trump claimed some sections of the media are "going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will 'flip,'" but expressed confidence that his longtime personal attorney would stand by him.

Source: The Guradian

Macron’s charm offensive on Trump is part of his bid to lead Europe

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Iran threatens to withdraw from nuclear weapons treaty

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: CBS News

Trump welcomes Macron to the White House

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Global News

Alek Minassian, Toronto van attack suspect, to appear in court Tuesday morning

Today 06:06 GMT
Source: Reuters

Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect's 'cryptic message'

Today 06:07 GMT
Source: CBS News

Melania Trump's hat has the internet in formation, comparing her to Beyoncé

Today 00:10 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Ronny Jackson, Trump's pick for veterans affairs job, faces hearing delay

Today 06:06 GMT
Source: Common Domain

This is how many female pilots there are in the U.S. (clue: not a lot)

Thursday 18:13 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Is It Still Electronic Dance Music if They’re Playing Live Instruments?

Thursday 15:28 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Wales Sees Price Gains at High End of the Market

Wednesday 15:29 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Fed’s Brainard Says Now Isn’t Time to Lower Capital, Liquidity Rules

Friday 14:34 GMT
Source: Common Domain

10-year Treasury yield extends climb as earnings lift appetite for stocks

Friday 11:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

How Music Affects Athletic Performance

Wednesday 18:14 GMT
Source: Global News

Cambridge Analytica’s Chris Wylie could appear before Canadian committee by end of month

Wednesday 12:44 GMT

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