Donald Trump has indicated that he would be prepared to meet the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at some point, though he said it was still “far too early” for a one-to-one conversation with his adversary.
No issue has been such a political graveyard in Australia as climate change. At least three prime ministers from the last decade have had their tenure buried there: John Howard, Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard all lost their jobs, at least in part, for trying and failing to deliver polices to combat climate change.
Any travelers waiting for the few flights out of Pyongyang International Airport early on August 29 were treated to the spectacle of a North Korean intermediate-range missile blasting off only a few miles beyond the runways. Just before six in the morning, a Hwasong-12 missile, also known as the KN-17, with a purported range of nearly four thousand miles, arced northeastward over North Korea and the Sea of Japan. Eight minutes later, it passed over Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s four home islands. Roughly six minutes after that, and approximately 730 miles east of Hokkaido, it broke apart and fell into the Pacific Ocean.
Those who complain about the weather getting extremely cold or too chilly in their city, town or village, need to visit Dras to understand the real meaning of the word ‘cold’! Many might not be aware of the existence of Dras, a tiny town in Kargil district of Jammu & Kashmir. It is the coldest inhabited place in India, and the second coldest inhabited place on the Earth after Oymyakon (a small village in Russia with a population count of a few hundred).