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  • Video Shows Virginia Cop Shoot And Wound A Fleeing Teenager news

    Newly released video footage from October shows a white police officer in

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:21:05 -0400
  • Trump sounds off on Comey, Cohen, Kanye and more in freewheeling 'Fox & Friends' interview news

    President Trump called into “Fox & Friends” on Thursday for a wide-ranging interview during which an animated — and, at times, angry — commander in chief weighed in on several scandals swirling around his administration.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:51:44 -0400
  • Rodgers: Mulvaney controversy raises legal questions about possible bribery news

    New ethics questions surrounding Acting Head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mick Mulvaney, the New York Times reporting he told a group of lobbyists and bankers they should donate more money to lawmakers in order to have more influence.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:43:40 -0400
  • GOP Candidate Don Blankenship Rips Mitch McConnell's 'Chinaperson' Family news

    Don Blankenship, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in West Virginia,

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:02:40 -0400
  • EPA chief Pruitt faces questions in Congress over deregulation: 'Your agenda costs lives' news

    EPA administrator Scott Pruitt was challenged in Congress for creating an environment of fear of reprisal at the agency, and failing to ban a deadly chemical in common paint removers that’s still claiming lives.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:57:23 -0400
  • French President Emmanuel Macron visits Trump in 3-day trip to Washington

    France's Emmanuel Macron left Washington looking like a superstar — whether or not he changed President Donald Trump's mind on staying in Syria, how to contain Iran or anything at all.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:00:21 -0400
  • Southwest jet victim's husband: 'Mommy's not coming home' news

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The husband of an Albuquerque woman killed in a Southwest Airlines jet that blew an engine while flying said he broke the news about her death to their two children at their school, telling them: "Mommy's not coming home, guys."

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:23:42 -0400
  • Danish Inventor Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Journalist Kim Wall news

    Danish inventor Peter Madsen was handed a life sentence without parole on

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:19:57 -0400
  • Giuliani looks to restart Trump Mueller talks, Cohen takes 5th news

    Rachel Maddow reports on the myriad legal developments happening in Donald Trump's orbit, from his new lawyer Rudy Giuliani trying again on a Trump interview with Mueller, to his old lawyer asserting his Fifth Amendment rights in the Stormy Daniels case.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:09:26 -0400
  • Harley-Davidson Updates Street and Sportster Trade-In Program news

    Harley-Davidson Updates Street and Sportster Trade-In Program Amidst steadily declining sales, Harley-Davidson revives trade-in program for lower-priced models It’s no mystery that Harley-Davidson Motorcycles has been, shall we say, struggling  over the last

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:13:33 -0400
  • Trump admits he didn't have time to get Melania a birthday present news

    President Donald Trump says he was too busy to get first lady Melania Trump a

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:23:28 -0400
  • Ex-Port Authority Honcho Caren Turner Apologizes for Obscenity-Laced Rant at Cops news

    Turner says she "let me emotions get the better of me."

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:09:09 -0400
  • New Documents Show Pompeo Failed To Disclose Additional Business Ties To China news

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:29:15 -0400
  • Scott Pruitt Admits He Knew About Controversial EPA Staff Raises news

    Scott Pruitt, the embattled Environmental Protection Agency administrator,

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:43:56 -0400
  • China set to open world's longest sea bridge news

    The Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world turn. Today we're looking at the massive undertaking to connect Hong Kong to Mainland China via a 34-mile-long sea bridge. When it opens to the public, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will be the longest bridge of its kind and will cut driving time between Hong Kong and Macau by roughly 60 percent. Just make sure to hit the rest stop before getting on the bridge.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:23:15 -0400
  • Arizona's only black legislators chastised after race talk news

    PHOENIX (AP) — The only two black members of the Arizona Legislature were formally chastised for speaking out against a Republican lawmaker's published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided black activists while attempting to discredit leaders of a teacher group protesting for better pay.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:55:29 -0400
  • Alek Minassian: Toronto attack suspect posted online about 'incel rebellion', say police news

    Alek Minassian, the Toronto van attack suspect, is believed to have posted on Facebook praising “incel” killer Elliot Rodger only minutes before 10 people were mown down and killed in the Canadian city on Monday. In 2014 Rodger, 22, killed six people and injured 13 in California, having raged online at women for rejecting him, also using the term “incel”, before taking his own life. Acknowledging Mr Minassian’s “cryptic” post, Toronto police said the question of whether his alleged actions were driven by anger against women would be “part of our investigation”.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:21:33 -0400
  • Israel will hit Tehran if Iran attacks Tel Aviv: minister news

    Israel would retaliate against any Iranian attack on Tel Aviv by striking Tehran, Israel's defense minister said in remarks published on Thursday, as the arch-foes faced off over Syria. The comments by Avigdor Lieberman were an unusually explicit Israeli threat to take military action within Iranian territory, and followed a surge of unprecedented confrontations between the countries' forces in civil war-torn Syria.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:43:01 -0400
  • Daily Beast Suspends Joy Reid Column Amid Scrutiny Over Her Hacking Claims news

    The Daily Beast has suspended Joy Reid's column amid mounting scrutiny of the

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:26:28 -0400
  • 32nd anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

    Chernobyl nuclear power plant 32 years after the world's worst nuclear accident spread radioactive fallout across Europe in 1986, particularly contaminating Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:47:56 -0400
  • At the Supreme Court, Trump's tweets under scrutiny in travel ban hearing news

    In ruling on the administration’s travel ban, a key issue for the Supreme Court is whether the statements and tweets by Donald Trump as a candidate are relevant to his actions as president.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:51:53 -0400
  • Hero in Cowboy Hat Foils Armed Grocery Store Robbery news

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    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:31:56 -0400
  • White House Preps Spending Cuts Bill That Could Set Up Another Shutdown Standoff news

    WASHINGTON ― Despite grumblings from corners of both parties, the White House

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:00:30 -0400
  • Tourists enjoy final day at beach before Boracay closure news

    BORACAY, Philippines (AP) — Tourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, enjoying the Philippine island's famed white-sand beaches before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:29:49 -0400
  • GM earnings hit by South Korea charge news

    General Motors reported a big drop in first-quarter profits Thursday due to costs connected with shuttering a plant in South Korea, but car sales rose in the US and China. The biggest US automaker reported net income dropped by nearly 60 percent to $1.1 billion largely due to one-time costs of $942 million associated with the South Korea facility. Chief financial officer Chuck Stevens told CNBC that GM has seen no slowdown in China despite threats and counter threats between Beijing and Washington.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:41:03 -0400
  • Bill Cosby: How Andrea Constand stood up for more than just herself news

    Andrea Constand exited the courtroom smiling after American actor Bill Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Donning a white suit jacket and blue top Ms Constand looked relieved, if nothing else, as she stepped out into the spring weather. Ms Constand has been fighting for recourse since 2004 when Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:42:25 -0400
  • Would Israel Attack S-300 Air Defenses in Syria? news

    There is no shortage of reasons to be concerned about the entangled drama unfolding in Syria, as Russia maneuvers on a shifting landscape that could see Israel and Iran collide in a direct confrontation. Commentary in The Wall Street Journal on Monday urged caution on the part of Moscow, arguing that Russia has already nudged the regional arch-enemies closer to war. A recent Israeli strike on a base in Syria which killed seven Iranians, including four Quds Force officers, might have been swept under the rug by Iran, according to the author Dennis Ross, but Russia’s decision to call out Israel for the strike has forced Iran’s hand, increasing the likelihood of retaliation to save face.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:29:00 -0400
  • Man who shot 2 police officers, 1 civilian in Dallas arrested news

    Authorities arrested the man accused of shooting two police officers and a security guard, and leading officers on a massive manhunt. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:41:53 -0400
  • Joy Reid’s Hacking Claims Look Increasingly Unlikely news

    Joy Reid claims a recent batch of screenshots appearing to show homophobic

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:10:25 -0400
  • Macron predicts U.S. will return to Paris Agreement on climate change news

    French President Emmanuel Macron said during a joint meeting of Congress that he’s certain the United States will ultimately reverse U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to remove America from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:34:22 -0400
  • Qualcomm easing licensing terms in bid to strike deals

    Qualcomm Inc's earnings call on Wednesday showed just how far the company is willing to go to preserve one of its core business practices of taking a cut of the selling price of phones. Qualcomm gave two indications on Wednesday it was prepared to accept lower revenue in exchange for maintaining the business structure and avoiding future customer disputes. On Wednesday, Qualcomm said it would cap the phone price that is the basis of the revenue calculation at $400.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:21:46 -0400
  • Ben Carson Thinks Poor People Should Pay Higher Rent If They Want Government Help news

    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is proposing to increase

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:37:33 -0400
  • Lynching memorial and museum in Alabama draw crowds, tears news

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tears and expressions of grief met the opening of the nation's first memorial to the victims of lynching Thursday in Alabama.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 22:55:00 -0400
  • Avicii's Family Releases Statement Saying The DJ 'Could Not Go On Any Longer' news

    Avicii's family released a second statement on Thursday regarding the death of

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:26:21 -0400
  • Man who was told rare gold coin was fake set to become millionaire after experts realise it is genuine news

    A man who was told a gold coin in his possession was a fake is set to become a millionaire after experts realised it was the real deal. The collector, who wished to remain anonymous, was convinced his coin was a fraudulent replica of a special $5 coin produced by the San Francisco Mint at the height of the California Gold Rush in 1854. Coin dealers agreed with him, since only three out of the 268 Liberty Head Half Eagles made were known to have survived into modern times.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:59:00 -0400
  • China warns US against causing 'damage' to trade in Huawei probe news

    China warned the United States on Thursday against harming trade after a report that US authorities had opened an investigation into suspected violations of Iran sanctions by China's Huawei Technologies. A US Justice Department probe would come on the back of subpoenas issued to the company by the US Commerce and Treasury Departments over sanctions-related issues, according to the Wall Street Journal. Huawei -- one of the world's largest telecommunications equipment and services providers -- has been under tough scrutiny in the United States, where government national security officials say that its alleged close links to the Chinese government make it a security risk.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:52:43 -0400
  • 'Golden State Killer' case: Ex-policeman arrested over 1970s murder spree after DNA breakthrough news

    Police in California have arrested a former police officer believed to be the "Golden State Killer", apparently solving a notorious decades-old mystery over the identity of the man behind dozens of rapes and multiple murders in California in the 1970s and 1980s. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested at his home and he initially was charged with eight counts of murder and could face dozens more charges, authorities said. Anne Marie Schubert, Sacramento County district attorney, was joined by officials from across the state and relatives of victims on Wednesday to announce that DNA evidence developed in the past six days had led to his arrest. She added he had lived for more than three decades on a quiet suburban street in Citrus Heights. Neighbours said DeAngelo had been living in the neighbourhood for 30 years and described him as a “relatively nice guy” who was prone to “cursing outbursts you could hear down the street.” Police and television crews at DeAngelo's house in Citrus Heights, California The Golden State Killer, also known as the "East Area Rapist" and "Original Nightstalker," is suspected of carrying out at least 12 murders and 45 rapes in California between 1976 and 1986, according to the FBI.  The armed and masked prowler sneaked in through windows at night and surprised sleeping victims who ranged in age from 13 to 41. When encountering a couple, he was known to tie up the man and pile dishes on his back. He threatened to kill both victims if he heard plates crash to the floor while he raped the woman. He then ransacked the house, taking souvenirs, notably coins and jewellery before fleeing on foot or bicycle. Despite an outpouring of thousands of tips over the years, DeAngelo's name had not been on the radar of law enforcement before last week, Ms Schubert said. "We knew we were looking for a needle in a haystack, but we also knew that needle was there," she said. "It was right here in Sacramento." A break in the case and the arrest came together in "light speed" during the past six days, Schubert said, though authorities refused to reveal what led to DeAngelo. Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970s and 1980s Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones said detectives with "dogged determination" were able to get a sample of DNA from something DeAngelo discarded, though he wouldn't say what the item was. The genetic material was not a match, but there were enough similarities for investigators to return for more and they said they were able to get a conclusive match. After watching DeAngelo for several days, deputies took him by surprise on Tuesday. "It looked as though he might have been searching his mind to execute a particular plan he may have had," but never had time to act, Jones said. DeAngelo was arrested on suspicion of committing double-killings in Sacramento and Ventura counties and later charged with four counts of murder in Orange County, officials said. Ventura County District Attorney Gregory Totten said prosecutors would seek the death penalty. The Golden State Killer was the subject of "I'll Be Gone in the Dark," a best-selling book by Michelle McNamara. McNamara died two years ago at the age of 46 but her book helped spark renewed interest in the case. Michelle McNamara, and her husband, comedian Patton Oswal Credit: AP DeAngelo was once a policeman, who was reportedly fired from Auburn police in 1979, accused of stealing a can of dog repellent and a hammer from a Sacramento shop.  The city manager was quoted in a newspaper article as saying that DeAngelo was dismissed after he “failed to answer any of the city’s investigations and did not request an administrative hearing.” At one point back in the 1970s, DeAngelo asked his brother-in-law what he thought about the crime spree committed by the person then best known as the East Area Rapist, reported.  DeAngelo is believed to be originally from Bath, New York. He served in Vietnam after graduating from Folsom Senior High School in June 1964 and on his return completed an associate’s degree with honours in police science at Sierra College. He then graduated from California State University at Sacramento with a degree in criminal justice. At some point, he had also interned with the Roseville Police Department.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:23:03 -0400
  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 clocked at 212 MPH news

    The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the most powerful Corvette out of the factory. Chevrolet has released video of the car tackling the Papenburg test track in Germany where it was able to clock a 212 mph average between two runs. The final speed is calculated using one run against the wind, and a second run with the wind at the car's rear.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:45:00 -0400
  • Senate Committee Advances Bill To Protect Robert Mueller news

    WASHINGTON ― The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill Thursday to

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:11:55 -0400
  • Sorry, Kid: Hanging Mobiles Are Having a Grown-Up Moment

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    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:42:42 -0400
  • Acting Armenia leader suggests election as protests roll on news

    By Margarita Antidze and Hasmik Mkrtchyan YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenia's acting prime minister on Wednesday suggested calling a parliamentary election as tens of thousands staged a new protest in the capital against the ruling elite. Two weeks of demonstrations looked to have peaked on Monday when Serzh Sarksyan quit as prime minister. Although the protests have been peaceful, the upheaval has threatened to destabilize Armenia, an ally of Russia, in a volatile region riven by its decades-long, low-level conflict with neighboring Azerbaijan.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:44:42 -0400
  • Thousands protest brutal killings of 3 Mexican film students news

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in Mexico's second-largest city Thursday to protest the deaths of three film students who were killed and dissolved in acid in a case that has highlighted the disappearance of the country's youth amid a vicious drug war.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 22:59:53 -0400
  • This Is What Queen Elizabeth And Prince Philip's Wedding Looked Like news

    Long before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there was another royal wedding

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:00:35 -0400
  • U.S. Press Freedom Ranking Falls Again, Thanks To 'Media-Bashing Enthusiast' Trump news

    WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump's unrelenting attacks on the free press

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:39:02 -0400
  • Some antidepressants may be linked to dementia news

    Long-term use of certain anti-depressants have been linked to dementia in a large British study, researchers said Thursday, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause. The study in more than 300,000 people in Britain found that those diagnosed with dementia were almost a third more likely to have been prescribed so-called anticholinergic medicines to treat depression and certain bladder conditions between four and 20 years earlier. "What we don't know for sure is whether the medication is the cause" of the dementia, said George Savva from the University of East Anglia's School of Health Science.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:57:49 -0400
  • Head of Tesla Autopilot project leaves for Intel news

    The head of Tesla's Autopilot project is leaving the carmarker, amid a US government probe into a fatal accident involving a vehicle using the semi-autonomous driving system. The executive, Jim Keller, is moving to chipmaking giant Intel, both companies said Thursday. Keller's last day at Tesla was Wednesday, and he was the third Autopilot project head to leave in about two years.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:31:29 -0400
  • Nunes and Meadows call for release of FBI text messages news

    Rep. Devin Nunes accuses the Justice Department of slow-walking the release of documents; he and Rep. Mark Meadows speak out on 'Hannity.'

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:32:59 -0400
  • Can you rein in the president without weakening the presidency? news

    Trump’s critics would argue that this moment must be met with extraordinary measures. The danger is that with each extraordinary measure they risk defining down the presidency.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:00:48 -0400
  • VW Compares 2019 Jetta With The 1980 Original news

    It's more than just a “Rabbit with a trunk.”

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 03:51:00 -0400
  • Kim Jong-un becomes first North Korean leader to cross into South in 65 years - live updates news

    Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in share unscripted border exchange North's leader declares 'a new history begins now' President Moon praises Kim's 'bold and courageous' move Denuclearisation and peace discussed in 'sincere and frank dialogue' Kim vs Moon: An heir to a dynasty and a child of refugees Could North Korea summit really convince Kim to give up his nuclear weapons? The leaders of North and South Korea concluded their first round of negotiations midway through talks on Friday after two hours of small talk, jokes and pledges to work together to bring long-term peace to the peninsula and make the world a safer place. Kim Jong-un, regarded last year as an international pariah after conducting his sixth nuclear test, promised a “new beginning” and hailed a new era of peace. South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged “bold” decisions that would be a “great gift” to humanity. When they broke for lunch a few hours later, the South said the two leaders had so far discussed "denuclearisation and a permanent peace" - but there were no further details. Their historic meeting began at 9.30am local time as Kim emerged from the Panmungak, the North's symbolic building 80m north of border, with a large entourage including his younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, sweeping down the wide staircase to make his way to the Military Demarcation Line that separates the two countries, where President Moon Jae-in waited to greet him. Kim Jong-un holds historic summit with South Korean president - in pictures With wide grins, the two men shook hands as they met for the first time, and Kim became the first North Korean leader to cross over to the southern side of the Demilitarized Zone since the Korean War ended in 1953 . “You have come to the South, when will I be able to come to the North?” asked Mr Moon. “Maybe now is the right time for you to enter North Korean territory?” quipped Kim, and in an unscripted move, the two men held hands as the stepped back over the divide into the North. Korea summit | Read more The images, broadcast live around the world, were highly emotional for the divided Korean peninsula, which never formally ended the Korean War of 1950-53. In a vast press room a few miles from the location of the talks in Panmunjom, South Korean journalists gasped and applauded. The meeting of the two leaders was only the third in the history of the two nations, and it has raised hopes of finding an eventual solution to international tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missiles programmes. In a guestbook at the Peace House summit venue, Kim wrote: "A new history begins now - at the starting point of history and the era of peace."  The reclusive Kim, 34, appeared nervous at first as he met Mr Moon and accompanied him along a red carpet to inspect an honour guard. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in walk across the military demarcation line Credit: Koreas Summit But he later relaxed, quipping that he hoped Mr Moon would enjoy the cold noodles speciality he had brought from the North and promising that he would no longer interrupt the South Korean president’s sleep with early morning missile tests. Kim was "flooded with emotion", he told Mr Moon as their talks began in a grand meeting room in the Peace House in the village of Panmunjom on the southern size of the demilitarised border zone. "I feel like I'm firing a flare at the starting line in the moment of (the two Koreas) writing a new history in North-South relations, peace and prosperity," Kim told Moon as they sat at a table, which had been built so that exactly 2018 millimeters separated them, to begin their closed-door talks. He urged “candid” and “future-orientated” talks. “I’m so filled with excitement because of the meeting at this historic site. And I was truly moved that you have come all the way to receive me at the Military Demarcation Line,” he told President Moon. Kim Jong-un's message in the guest book: 'A new history begins now - at the starting point of history and the era of peace' Credit: Getty Mr Moon responded that “It was your bold and courageous decision that has allowed us to come this far.” After two hours of private talks, Kim’s security convoy left to take a lunchbreak in the North, with twelve guards jogging alongside his black Mercedes limousine. A spokesman from Seoul’s presidential office briefed reporters that their interactions had been amiable, with Kim expressing his admiration for the South’s high speed rail, and Mr Moon making Kim Yo-jong “blush” when he said she was now a celebrity. "The two leaders had a sincere and frank dialogue over the denuclearisation and the establishment of permanent peace of the Korean peninsula and development of inter-Korea ties," Yoon Young-chan, a spokesman added. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attend the inter-Korean summit at the truce village of Panmunjom Credit: Reuters The meeting was also replete with grandiose statements of intent. “We should value this opportunity so that the scars between the South and North could be healed,” Kim was quoted as saying. “The border line isn’t that high; it will eventually be erased if a lot of people pass over it.” But as the talks prepare to resume, little has been revealed of actual progress towards resolving one of the world’s most pressing security threats. 8:15AM The picture that tells a thousand words There has been a lot of emphasis on the unscripted moment Kim took Mr Moon's hand and led him across the border to North Korea. The highly symbolic - and unplanned - moment is likely to have raised the blood pressure of security on both sides. But it made for this memorable picture. What a photo. This is actually the unscripted moment Kim encouraged Moon to step briefly into the North, the press pool were all on the South side, hence their backs are turned to the cameras.— Jerome Taylor (@JeromeTaylor) April 27, 2018   7:53AM Break in proceedings The summit will not officially resume until 4.30pm (8.30am  GMT), a South Korean presidential spokesman has announced. It will begin with the ceremonial planting of a pine tree using soil and water from both countries, to symbolise "peace and prosperity”, and the two leaders will then walk across a footbridge over the official border line. The next round of talks will be concluded with the signing of a joint declaration, the content of which is still being thrashed out. At 6.30pm (10.30am GMT), a lavish banquet attended by Kim and his wife Ri Sol-ju and Mr Moon and his wife Kim Jung-sook will be preceded by a musical extravaganza featuring stringed instruments and songs from both North and South. The songs will include a rendition of From Seoul to Pyongyang, about the reunification of the peninsula. 6:59AM North and South 'discussed denuclearisation and permanent peace' After the first round of talks, Mr Moon's spokesman has revealed that the two leaders have discussed denuclearisation and a permanent peace on the Korean peninsula. "The two leaders had a sincere and frank dialogue over the denuclearisation and the establishment of permanent peace of the Korean peninsula and development of inter-Korea ties," said Yoon Young-chan. The leaders are expected to continue negotiations after their break for lunch on their respective sides of the border, before they dine together at a banquet on the southern side later this evening. Mr Yoon has also confirmed that Kim’s wife, Ri Sol-ju, will come to Panmunjom at 6.15pm for the official banquet. We have more on the rise Ms Ri, from cheerleader to North Korea's 'first lady' here 6:26AM Activists burn North Korean flags  South Korean conservative activists have set fire to North Korean flags during a rally against the summit talks between the leaders of the two Koreas, AP reports. Hundreds of activists gathered near the border village of Panmunjom to protest against the talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. They set on fire two paper North Korean flags with the images of Kim and his late father and grandfather. They also chanted slogans including "Step down, Moon Jae-in!" A conservative activist prepares to display partially burnt images of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung (L), Kim Jong Il  Credit: AFP   5:41AM Honour guard outrage The decision to greet Kim Jong-un with an honour guard after he stepped across the border into South Korea has been condemned by conservatives, who have described it as a “humiliation” to service personnel who are protecting the nation.  The honour guard was made up of representatives of the three branches of the military, army, navy and air force. Moon Jae-in, the South Korean president, is a former member of the special forces and saluted as he inspected the guard. Mr Kim, however, looked straight ahead as he walked along the red carpet.  North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (L) walks with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (R) past a guard of honour Credit: AFP Conservatives began a petition on the website of the Blue House against the decision even before Mr Kim crossed the border, quickly attracting more than 1,000 signatures.  “The event will not enhance the morale of South Korean soldiers”, one signatory said in a comment, according to The Korea Times.  "The decision is a humiliation to 600,000 South Korean soldiers who serve their military duty to protect the South from possible attack by the regime”. "It is absurd for the South Korean military to hold an honour guard for a third-generation dictator of the regime at a time when soldiers from the South carry out military operations to fight against North Korea", the poster added. 5:03AM Kim 'willing to go to the Blue House any time' Kim Jong-un and President Moon mixed small talk with grand statements about working together to make the world a better place in their introductory remarks, according to Yoon Young-chan, senior secretary of communication in the South’s presidential office. Mr Yoon confirmed that Mr Moon’s decision to step north of the border, while holding hands with Kim, had been entirely unplanned, and offered a read-out of their comments to each other, writes Nicola Smith. “You have come to the South, when I will be able to come to the North?” Mr Moon asked as he first shook hands with Kim across the ten centimetre high concrete block marking the Military Demarcation Line along the border. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un suggests Mr Moon crosses into the North Credit: Bloomberg “Maybe now is the right time for you to enter North Korean territory?” quipped Kim, and Mr Moon stepped across. As they watched a short performance by a military guard, Kim added that he would like to see the full version, and would be “willing to go to the Blue House any time”, referring to the presidential palace in Seoul. The two leaders then took part in a spontaneous photo-op with their entire delegations before heading into the Peace House to talk about specially chosen paintings of South and North Korean scenery that depicted communication between both sides. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, left, shanks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Peace House at the border village of Panmunjom  Credit: AP Kim thanked Mr Moon for the detailed thought that had been put into greeting him. The two leaders indulged in small talk about their journeys to the border, and Kim appeared to be relaxed after initially looking nervous as he cross the border on live TV. He teased Mr Moon about his sleeping habits, saying he had heard that he had a habit of waking up early. “I will make sure that I won’t wake you up early,” he said, in a light-hearted reference to his notoriously early missile tests of the past. Taking a more serious tone, he commented on the suitability of their meeting place, which had been a “place of conflict”, adding that he hoped they could “heal the pain” of division. Improvements would come “if we hold our hands together and deal with things together,” he told Mr Moon. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, second from right, talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Credit: AP “Let’s meet often and determine ourselves to never go back to the start. Let’s create a better world for everyone,” said Kim. “We come here to put an end to confrontation. We are here together to come up with a good solution.” The South Korean president expressed his hope that his government could keep up with the pace of diplomacy, and also his wish to see the North’s Mount Paektu some day. He offered his condolences about the train crash that killed dozens of Chinese tourists earlier this week, and also made Kim’s younger sister blush by telling her she was now a celebrity in the South. 4:40AM Details emerge of moment Moon crossed into North briefly Blue House spox on how that unscripted moment happened: Moon said to Kim, "When do I get to visit the North? And KJU said, why don't you just come over to the North side now?" And that's what led to them popping over to the North for a few moments.— Elise Hu (@elisewho) April 27, 2018 4:06AM You have to be fit to be one of Kim's bodyguards Kim's security detail gets a work out as he leaves the Peace House after the first round of talks— Nicola Smith (@niccijsmith) April 27, 2018 The Guard Command, the military unit tasked with ensuring the safety of the leadership, is an elite institution close to the centre of North Korean power - it provides the centrepiece display of the annual kimjongilia and kimilsungia flower festivals in Pyongyang to honour Kim's father and grandfather. Ri Yong-guk, a defector from the North who served on a security detail for Kim Jong-il, wrote in a 2013 memoir that as many as six different layers of security guards protected the leader on trips to the countryside to inspect military units, plants or farms. "It is one of the world's tightest security blankets through which even a single ant would find it hard to go," he wrote. 4:03AM Lunch break That's the morning session of talks over. Kim Jong-un is heading back across the border for lunch before returning for a second round of talks in the afternoon. First round of inter-Korean talks over. 12 bodyguards run alongside car carrying KIm Jong Un back to NKorea for a break. 2 leaders will meet again in the afternoon.— Kim Gamel (@kimgamel) April 27, 2018 3:34AM Going home? A North Korean woman who claims to have “mistakenly” defected to South Korea in 2011 says she hopes the summit between the two nations’ leaders may enable her to return to Pyongyang before the end of the year, writes Julian Ryall.   “I was so nervous counting the days to the summit,” Kim Ryon-hui said in an interview with The Korea Herald. “I believe I will be able to go back to Pyongyang within this year, maybe in June.  “Is my anticipation too high?” she asked.  Ms Kim was a dressmaker in North Korea and has claimed that she was talked into travelling to South Korea by a Chinese smuggler who said she would be able to make a large amount of money in a short period of time and then return to the North.  Under South Korean law, however, it is illegal for citizens to travel to the North and Ms Kim’s requests to be repatriated have all been refused.  3:25AM Kim's sister in the spotlight North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has given his younger sister a place at the negotiating table for the first North-South Korea summit in more than a decade. Kim Yo-jong has emerged as the most visible member of the regime after her brother - since she became the first member of the ruling North Korean family to travel to the South in early February for the Olympics. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, left, walks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his sister Kim Yo-jong Credit: AP She was in Kim's delegation as he walked across the line that divides the two Koreas on Friday morning and took a seat beside him as he started his first round of talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The only other North Korean official present was former intelligence chief Kim Yong-chol, the top official in charge of relations with the South. Read more about Kim's sister   2:59AM North Koreans left in the dark If you're wondering whether North Koreans are glued to their screens watching these historic developments unfold ... they're not.  North Korean state TV continuing to broadcast very different footage to the livestream in South Korea— Chad O'Carroll (@chadocl) April 27, 2018 2:47AM 'I hope for ...  bold agreement' South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Kim Jong-un that he hoped to see a "bold agreement" as they began their summit on Friday. "I hope we engage in frank talks and reach a bold agreement so that we may give a big gift to the whole Korean people and the people who want peace," Moon said. 2:36AM 'Candid talks for good results' Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in’s opening comments have been broadcast live from the meeting room at the Peace House where they will conduct talks, writes Nicola Smith. Kim spoke first, on the optimistic note that “this is a starting point for us, I believe we’ll make a new beginning.” He urged “candid talks for good results” that would be “future-orientated”, adding, “I hope we don’t go back to square one.” He also expressed hope that President Moon would enjoy the cold Pyongyang noodles that would be served at this evening’s banquet. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attend the inter-Korean summit at the truce village of Panmunjom Credit: Reuters President Moon replied that he felt “really good” about the day ahead but noted that “we have a huge burden on our shoulders” and “huge expectations” ahead. He praised Kim for his “courageous and bold decision” to come to the talks. “Why don’t we make bold and courageous decisions to amicably talk about peace,” he said. 2:29AM 'Great expectations' Kim Jong-un has kicked off the talks expressing hope of some agreements.  Kim Jong Un: "It has taken 11 years for this to happen. Walking here I wondered why it has taken so long. There are a lot of expectations, and I hope there can be agreements that fulfill those great expectations"— Joseph Kim (@josungkim) April 27, 2018  On a lighter note, he also joked about how far the cold noodles have had to come today. 2:25AM The surprise moment It almost all went to script - but watch closely. Kim Jong-un invites South Korea's Moon Jae-in onto the North Korean side for a photo. There are gasps and applause. Japanese media say that wasn't part of the plan. #interkoreansummit What other surprises are in store?— Jake Sturmer (@JakeSturmer) April 27, 2018 2:24AM Talks have begun  As talks get under way, here's the scene inside the room. Sat to the left of Kim Jong-un is his sister, Kim Yo-jong. Screen on the press room goes live again as the talks begin in the Peace House— Nicola Smith (@niccijsmith) April 27, 2018 2:18AM US hopeful ahead of talks The United States is hopeful the talks between the two Korean leaders will make progress on achieving peace and prosperity. In a statement, the White House said it looked forward to continuing discussions with South Korea in preparation for the planned meeting of President Donald Trump and Kim in the coming weeks. On the occasion of Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in’s historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, we wish the Korean people well. We are hopeful that talks will achieve progress toward a future of peace and prosperity for the entire Korean Peninsula.  The United States appreciates the close coordination with our ally, the Republic of Korea, and looks forward to continuing robust discussions in preparation for the planned meeting between President Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong Un in the coming weeks. 2:04AM 'A new history begins' Kim Jong-un has signed the guestbook with a message of peace, saying a "new history begins now ....the age of peace". "새로운 역사는 이제부터. 평화의 시대, 역사의 출발점에서" ㄷㄷㄷㄷ 핵소름 ㄷㄷㄷ— 챠미동 (@5910Duck) April 27, 2018 2:02AM Where's Kim Yo-jong? North Korean watchers have been pouring over the images emerging, scrutinising every detail.  Kim's sister Kim Yo-jong stayed away from the spotlight, but stayed in the background. Kim Yo Jong is just wandering around— NK NEWS (@nknewsorg) April 27, 2018 She also handed the pen to Kim to sign the guestbook. Kim Jong-un takes a ceremonial pen from his sister, lets out a smoker's cough after a long walk, starts an inscription.— Adam Cathcart (@adamcathcart) April 27, 2018  Some speculated that Kim Jong-un appeared nervous. Kim Jong Un looks a little nervous in some of these shots, seems to be breathing heavily.— Chad O'Carroll (@chadocl) April 27, 2018  The two leaders also posed for photos beside a painting of the Bukhansan mountain in Seoul. Selfie time, beside a painting of the Bukhansan mountain in Seoul, in the Peace House in Panmunjom— Nicola Smith (@niccijsmith) April 27, 2018 1:55AM Hopes high for summit Abraham M Denmark, director of the Asia programme at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in DC, says  the summit could produce "an ambitious and very positive outcome". Both Moon & Kim are doing their best to appear friendly and open for this historic meeting. Expect an ambitious and very positive outcome, setting the stage for a critical summit between Kim and President Trump.— Abraham M. Denmark (@AbeDenmark) April 27, 2018 After much pomp and fanfare, the two leaders appear to have gone into the room for talks. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a welcome ceremony at the inter-Korean summit at the truce village of Panmunjom Credit: Reuters The two leaders take part in the red carpet ceremony at the DMZ Credit: Reuters   1:52AM Kim goes off script There has already one moment that was unplanned. After crossing into the South, Kim Jong-un invited Mr Moon Moon to cross back over the demarcation line to the North side to shake hands again - an unscripted moment in an otherwise highly choreographed display. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in walk across the military demarcation line ahead of the inter-Korean summit Credit: Reuters 1:40AM View from the press room Nicola Smith, the Telegraph's Asia correspondent, is in the press room for the summit. History is made in Panmunjom as North and South Korean leaders greet each other for the first time— Nicola Smith (@niccijsmith) April 27, 2018 And they're off, the start of a long day of negotiations on the light topics of denuclearisation and ending the Korean War— Nicola Smith (@niccijsmith) April 27, 2018 View from the press room as the Korean leaders inspect a guard of honour— Nicola Smith (@niccijsmith) April 27, 2018 1:32AM The historic handshake Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in have finally met.  The Korean leaders smiled broadly as Kim walked across the border and shook Mr Moon's hand.  A happy handshake— Chad O'Carroll (@chadocl) April 27, 2018   1:22AM 'Big gamble, huge stakes' It's hard to know what to expect from today in the way of results. But there's a sense among experts that we could see some real progress. Abraham Denmark, director of the Asia programme at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in DC, says it's "pretty exciting". "Possibility of fundamentally changing East Asia forever. Big gamble, huge stakes, happening right before our eyes." South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrives for the inter-Korean summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, in this still frame taken from video Credit: Reuters   1:17AM Moon arrives South Korean television shows that President Moon Jae-in has arrived at Panmunjom. President Moon Jae In is arriving at Panmunjom for the #InterKoreanSummit#남북정상회담— JP �� (@agirlinthepark) April 27, 2018 1:08AM Red carpet awaits the leaders The scene has been set at the DMZ.  There's the red carpet at Panmunjon, waiting both Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un for the— Martyn Williams (@martyn_williams) April 26, 2018  And for a more in depth look at the venue, have a read of this. Inside Panmunjom the DMZ truce village - Korea 1:01AM Leaders on their way to the border We're about half an away from Kim's arrival at the border.  South Korean President Moon Jae-in has left Seoul's presidential palace for the high-stakes summit. Mr Moon briefly stepped out of his black limousine and cheerfully shook hands with hundreds of supporters who waved white South Korean flags and raised banners with messages including "Please Achieve Successful Denuclearization." Hundreds of members of the Korean Veterans Association arrived on buses from different parts of the nation hours earlier to send off Moon's motorcade. A convoy transporting South Korean President Moon Jae-in leaves the Presidential Blue House for the inter-Korean summit in Seoul Credit: Reuters

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