Kim: Nukes de­ter 2nd Korean War

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said his coun­try’s hard-won nu­clear weapons were a solid se­cu­rity guar­an­tee and a “re­li­able, ef­fec­tive” de­ter­rent that could pre­vent a sec­ond Korean War, state me­dia re­ported Tues­day.

Kim’s com­ments be­fore war vet­er­ans mark­ing the 67th an­niver­sary of the end of the 1950-53 Korean War again show he has no in­ten­tion of aban­don­ing his weapons as prospects dim for re­sum­ing diplo­macy with the United States.

House OKs Smith­so­nian mu­seum for Lati­nos

WASH­ING­TON — The House has passed a bill to es­tab­lish a Smith­so­nian mu­seum for Amer­i­can Lati­nos that would show­case Latino his­tory, art and cul­ture. The bill has bi­par­ti­san sup­port in the Se­nate.

Kosovo com­plains to Ap­ple

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo’s foreign min­is­ter said that she asked Ap­ple to cor­rect her coun­try’s bor­ders in its maps.

Meliza Harad­i­naj posted in her

Twit­ter page on Sun­day that she had writ­ten a let­ter to Ap­ple CEO Tim Cook “to take im­me­di­ate steps to cor­rectly present Kosovo’s in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized bor­ders in its Ap­pleMap Ser­vice.”

On those maps, Kosovo is shown as part of Ser­bia, some­thing the min­is­ter said was “in di­rect con­tra­dic­tion of the po­lit­i­cal and le­gal re­al­i­ties.”

Kosovo se­ceded from Ser­bia af­ter a 1998-99 war. Kosovo, dom­i­nated by eth­nic Al­ba­ni­ans, de­clared in­de­pen­dence from Ser­bia in 2008, a move rec­og­nized by 100 coun­tries — but not by Ser­bia.

Flap over Tom Hanks event

ATHENS, Greece — A point of pride for Greece was touched by con­tro­versy Mon­day, as the coun­try’s prime min­is­ter was crit­i­cized by an op­po­si­tion party for us­ing a mil­i­tary he­li­copter dur­ing a trip to cel­e­brate with Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wil­son, on be­ing granted Greek ci­ti­zen­ship.

Greece of­fered ci­ti­zen­ship to Hanks, Wil­son and their two chil­dren in recog­ni­tion of the fam­ily’s help in rais­ing funds for the vic­tims of a deadly wild­fire near Athens in 2018. Wil­son has Greek and Bul­gar­ian an­ces­try.

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