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Trump casts doubt on Singapore summit with North Korea, says could be delayed

US President Donald Trump has sent mixed signals on his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un saying that while it is on track, it may take place later than planned.

Speaking to reporters at a meeting Tuesday at the White House with South Korean President Moon Jae In, he said he believed North Korea was serious about denuclearisation and the summit - set for June 12 in Singapore - was still on.

But he added: "There's a chance it will work out, and there's a very substantial chance that it won't work out, and that's okay, it doesn't mean it won't work out over a period of time."

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo later said the US was still planning for a June 12 summit but declined to predict whether it would actually take place.


Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg apologises to EU lawmakers over data leak

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Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg apologised to European Union lawmakers on Tuesday for a massive data leak, in his latest attempt to draw a line under a scandal that has rocked the world's biggest social media network.

Zuckerberg agreed to meet leaders of the European Parliament to answer questions about how political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly got hold of the personal data of 87 million Facebook users, including up to 2.7 million in the EU.

In his opening remarks, Zuckerberg said it had "become clear over the last couple of years that we haven't done enough to prevent the tools we've built from being used for harm as well".


Royal newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan make first appearance

Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan attended their first engagement as a married couple on Tuesday after their spectacular, tradition-defying wedding in Windsor Castle, which was watched around the world.

The two - now officially the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after receiving the title from Queen Elizabeth II - attended a party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 70th birthday of Harry's father, Prince Charles.

Tuesday's event was intended as a celebration of Prince Charles's charity work and also included emergency services personnel who were first responders after a terrorism attack in Manchester last year.


Chinese vase, left in attic, worth at least half a million, says Sotheby's

A Chinese vase discovered in a battered shoebox stuffed in an attic in France is set to be the star of a Sotheby's auction next month.

Experts have identified the find as an exquisite porcelain vessel made for the 18th century Qing dynasty Emperor Qianlong and the guide price for its auction on June 12 starts at a modest €500,000 (S$780,000).

It was found by chance among dozens of other pieces of Chinoiserie.


Kendrick Lamar calls out white fan for rapping 'n-word' from his own lyrics

Kendrick Lamar, the US music star and Pulitzer prize winner, halted a recent gig to call out a white fan for rapping the "n-word" from his own lyrics.

The woman, who gave her name only as Delaney, was one of several fans reportedly called on stage to perform Lamar's 2012 hit M.A.A.D City at the Hangout Festival in Alabama. But Delaney failed to self-censor and repeated several times the "n-word" from the lyrics to the song.

The word, while co-opted by black artists, remains the most derogatory term in the United States to refer to African Americans. Uttering it is a taboo for white people.


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