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Source: The Guradian

US briefing: Kim meets Putin, Facebook fines and measles outbreaks

Thursday 23:40 GMT

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has expressed support for the normalising of relations between the US and North Korea, after meeting the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, face to face for the first time.

The two men arrived on Thursday for a two-day summit in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok, where Putin offered Russia’s help to break the international deadlock over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.

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Source: DW

Donald Trump meets with Twitter boss Jack Dorsey

Thursday 02:24 GMT

US President Donald Trump met with Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey on Tuesday, reportedly badgering him on why he has lost so many followers on Twitter.

Reuters news agency, citing an unnamed insider, reported that Trump spent a good portion of the meeting questioning Dorsey on why his follower count had dropped on Twitter. Dorsey reportedly told him this was due to the company weeding out fraudulent and spam accounts, especially in the wake of misinformation attempts during the 2016 US presidential election campaign.

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Source: Global News

North Korea-Russia summit: Kim and Putin to meet Thursday

Wednesday 12:40 GMT

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear program, a Kremlin official said.

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to host summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. South Korea’s foreign ministry said it understood the agenda would include Russia-North Korea relations, denuclearisation, and regional cooperation.

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Source: Global News

Meet the Vancouver VFX team that brought Game of Thrones’ dragons to life

Wednesday 02:24 GMT

It turns out that one of Game of Thrones‘ most iconic features — its massive, fire-breathing dragons — are created in Vancouver.

“There are two things involved with Game of Thrones which make it fairly unique as a television show,” explained VFX supervisor Thomas Schelesny. Snyman said the team has modeled the show’s iconic dragons on everything from bats to eagles to even elephants in an effort to make their movements as realistic as possible.

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