Kim: Nukes deter 2nd Korean War
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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