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President Donald Trump (pictured) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program.
President Donald Trump (pictured) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program.PHOTO: NEW YORK TIMES

Trump, Abe say 'imperative' to dismantle North Korean weapons

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Monday (May 28) that it is “imperative” to completely dismantle North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program, the White House said.

The US and Japanese leaders will meet ahead of a much anticipated summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un back on schedule for June 12 in Singapore just days after Trump announced he was canceling it.

The American president said the summit could go ahead as planned following a more appeasing statement from Pyongyang and productive talks with North Korean officials.

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France offers citizenship to Malian immigrant who scaled building to save child

France on Monday (May 28) offered citizenship to an illegal immigrant from Mali who scaled the facade of a Paris apartment block to save a boy who was about to fall from a fourth-floor balcony, President Emmanuel Macron said.

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Video shows Mamoudou Gassama, 22, risking his life on Sunday as he climbed up the balconies to rescue the four-year-old who is clinging to a railing and glancing at the ground below, while horrified onlookers watched.

The video went viral and Gassama, who has been nicknamed "Spider-Man" for reaching the boy in the nick of time, was swiftly granted a meeting at the Elysee Palace.

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EU trade chief to meet US peers Ross, Lighthizer in Paris on Wed

Europe's top trade official Cecilia Malmstrom will meet US counterparts Wilbur Ross and Robert Lighthizer in Paris on Wednesday (May 30), two days before a temporary reprieve from US steel and aluminium tariffs is due to expire.

"A bilateral meeting with (US Commerce) Secretary Ross is scheduled to take place on the margins of the OECD meeting on Wednesday," European Commission spokesman Daniel Rosario said in an email.

Malmstrom will also meet Lighthizer, the US Trade Representative, separately during the same event.

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Athletics: Former chief Tang Weng Fei to run for president at Singapore Athletics election

An old face will contest the presidency at the upcoming Singapore Athletics (SA) election in a bid to take the "dysfunctional" national sports association to new heights.

Former SA chief Tang Weng Fei, 64, who last year said he was mulling a return to the helm, told The Straits Times: "I've been asking (myself) this question: Whether I have to or I need to (come back). I don't think I have to, I've done enough in my total of eight years as president.

"I need to (come back) because at the moment, SA is really dysfunctional and that's the main reason.

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Football: Brazil midfielder Fabinho to join Liverpool: Official

Monaco midfielder Fabinho will join Liverpool following the World Cup finals in Russia, the French Ligue 1 club announced Monday (May 28).

Brazilian international Fabinho, 24, had agreed at the end of last year's title-winning campaign to remain one more season in the Principality.

But agreement has now been reached with the Premier League club that will see Fabinho join the Reds following the finals in Russia.

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