Trump Cancels North Korea Summit and everyone is shocked
President Donald Trump has cancelled the tentatively scheduled talks in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump is reported to have pulled out of the talks because of erratic behavior from the usually stable and respectful North Korean government, who most recently called Vice President Mike Pence an idiot.
Many say the cancellation puts us all back on the path to nuclear war, but some are also citing the possibility of thawing in relations as a step in the right direction. Did we really think we’d have Trump sat at a table with Kim Jong Un? Should he sit down with a tyrant whose Stalin-esque economic and social programs have caused the death of untold numbers of civilians?
The North Koreans have tried to put the blame on Trump, with North Korea’s vice foreign minister Kim Kye Gwan stating in a letter that Trump is “not consistent with the desire of humankind for peace and stability in the world.”
Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho denies reports he will marry 2 women at the same time
Rumors recently surfaced that Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho, will wed his two girlfriends in an August ceremony at the trio’s mansion in Rio de Janeiro. He was rumored to be preparing to marry Priscilla Coelho and Beatriz Souza in a highly unorthodox wedding affair. The 38-year-old started dating Coelho in 2013, and then became involved with Souza in 2016 while still in a relationship with Coelho.
The former Barcelona star poured cold water on the rumors stating:
“It’s the biggest lie. I’m not even getting married.”
Morgan Freeman accused of sexual assaulting at least 8 women
Eight women came forward to allege misconduct by the 80-year-old Oscar winner in a report by E News. In all, CNN said it spoke to 16 people — eight witnesses and eight victims.
In a statement from his rep, Freeman told ABC News, “Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent.”
Already there are some signs of fallout from the allegations. Vancouver’s transportation system, which recently announced Morgan Freeman as the voice of TransLink, told ABC in a statement, “In light of information we’ve learned this morning of allegations regarding actor Morgan Freeman, TransLink has decided to pause his voice announcements as part of a VISA ad campaign on our transit system. We will be reaching out to VISA to discuss further.”
We sincerely hope the allegations are not true.
Last But Not Least, Brexit…
The UK has warned of an “irreparable security risk” after Brexit, in a worsening clash with the EU over cross-border crime-fighting and the Galileo satellite project. The government threatened to demand repayment of the £1bn it has invested in the €10bn navigation system unless the EU stops freezing UK companies out of its future development. A new paper also claimed the £39bn “divorce bill” should be reopened, because it was assumed the UK would retain full access to Galileo when it was calculated.
On This Day
- 1660 – Charles II lands at Dover which marks the end of the Cromwell-proclaimed Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland and begins the Restoration (1660) of the British monarchy.
- 2012 – The SpaceX Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with the International Space Station.
- 1933 – Sarah Marshall, English-American actress
- 1979 – Jonny Wilkinson, English rugby player
- 1996 – David Pastrňák, Czech ice hockey player
Fifteen are injured – three critically – after a bomb attack on an Indian restaurant near Toronto, as police race to find two masked men caught on camera entering with a suspicious device then fleeing.