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Both the U.S. and North Korea have embassies in the wealthy city-state, known as the “Switzerland of Asia,” Singapore also enjoys good relations with both Washington and Pyongyang.
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If there’s anything Singapore is known for, it’s law and order. The wealthy city-state of 5.5 million still uses caning as a punishment for minor crimes. The legendary security is one reason it was selected for the historic summit meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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The summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be on Singapore’s southern island of Sentosa, the White House said on Tuesday as preparations accelerated for next week’s event. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a Twitter post that the venue would be the Capella Hotel on the island and thanked Singaporeans for their hospitality. The summit is scheduled to start on the morning of June 12. Trump told reporters at an Oval Office event that plans for what will be the first meeting between a serving US president and a North Korean leader, were “moving along very well.” “A lot of relationships being built, a lot of negotiations going on before the trip,” he said. “We’ll see what happens. But it’s very important – it’ll be a very important couple of days.” Trump, who is seeking to persuade Kim to shut down a nuclear missile program that now threatens the United States, said on Friday the summit he had canceled the previous week was back on after he received the North Korean delegation bearing a letter from Kim. Capella Hotel Sentosa Island – Singapore Trump said last week he expected an eventual “very positive result” with North Korea but dampened expectations for a breakthrough in Singapore, saying it could take several meetings to reach an agreement. Trump said one thing that could come out of the summit is an agreement formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War, which was concluded only with a truce, not a peace treaty. Former US officials and analysts say that if the meeting produces a peace declaration, this could give Trump a big headline-grabbing, made-for-TV moment on the world stage. But they say the public relations value of such a historic event could quickly fade if Trump fails, in return, to wring any significant concessions from Kim toward the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. Sentosa island is connected to the mainland by a single bridge and a cable car Credit: EDGAR SU/ REUTERS North Korea defends its nuclear and missile programs as a deterrent against what it sees as US aggression. The United States stations 28,500 troops in South Korea, a legacy of the Korean War. On Monday, Singapore declared a central region that is home to its foreign ministry, the US embassy and several hotels, as a special zone from June 10 to 14. In its online gazette, the government amended the area to include Sentosa and an area of the sea stretching more than 1 km (0.6 mile) off its southwestern shore. The Singapore government has said police would make stricter checks of people and personal belongings and items such as public address systems and remotely piloted aircraft system would be prohibited in the area.
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TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – Apple Inc has decided to use OLED screens in all three new iPhone models planned for next year, according to South Korea’s Electronic Times – a report that sent shares in Japan Display tumbling 10 percent. Japan Display, one of the main suppliers of iPhone liquid crystal display (LCD) screens, has lagged its South Korean rivals in OLED production. By contrast, shares in LG Display Co Ltd surged.
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Nassau County’s district attorney, Madeline Singas, says she is not a politician, but an inquiry of the former attorney general may test her skills.
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Barbara S. Jones will oversee a review determining whether anything seized from Mr. Cohen by the F.B.I. is protected by attorney-client privilege.
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NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with columnist Scott Gilmore about the non-violent arrest of the suspect in the Toronto van attack. Gilmore writes for the Canadian current affairs magazine Maclean’s.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors have selected the five additional accusers they plan to call to the witness stand at Bill Cosby's April 2 sexual assault retrial….
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Prince Harry and MeghanÂ Markle have askedÂ Claire Ptak, an east London pastry chef, to make an organic lemon and elderflower cake for their wedding. Kensington Palace said Ms Ptak, owner of the Violet Bakery in Hackney,Â will create a cake incorporating “the bright flavours of spring” for the May 19 wedding. It will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers. It is believed to be the first time a Royal couple have eschewed tradition by not serving a fruit cake to their wedding guests. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge choseÂ Fiona Cairns to make their 2011 wedding cake,Â a traditional multi-layered fruit cake with a floral design. American former actress Ms Markle, who used to run her own lifestyle website The Tig, previously interviewed Ms Ptak for her blog. Claire Ptak interview puff In a statement, Ms Ptak said: “I canâ€™t tell you how delighted I am to be chosen to make Prince Harry and MsÂ Markleâ€™s wedding cake. Knowing that they really share the same values as I do about food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and most importantly flavour, makes this the most exciting event to be a part of.” Ms Ptak formerly worked as a pastry chef for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. She started her own business as a stall in Broadway Market, east London, cooking from home, before opening her organic bakery. Kensington Palace said Harry and Ms Markle “are very much looking forward to sharing this cake with their wedding guests”. Ms Ptak, who was raised in California, focuses on using seasonal and organic ingredients in her cakes. After the announcement on Tuesday, she told of her excitement on Instagram, saying she and the Royals “share so many of the same values regarding food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and of course, flavour!” Kinda excited to announce this one!! Violet has been chosen to make the wedding cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. @kensingtonroyal They both share so many of the same values regarding food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and of course, flavour! Xxx ï¿½ï¿½ press association A post shared by Violet By Claire Ptak (@violetcakeslondon) on Mar 20, 2018 at 4:00am PDT Violet Bakery, in Wilton Way, is described on its website as serving cakes that are “baked with organic flour, sugar, milk and eggs.” It adds: “Many of the other ingredients are organic as well, like our Madagascan vanilla pods and pure cane molasses. “Limited edition buttercream icings that adorn our birthday cakes, cupcakes, and fill whoopie pies and biscuits, change with the seasons.” Tatler, the high society magazine, described Violet as an “East London hotspot” that “serves the best American-style bakes around”. It added: “The rustic cafÃ© feels a bit like stepping into your cool auntie’s kitchen. We could quite happily waste away an entire Sunday afternoon here.” For their wedding cake Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen pastry chef Claire Ptak, owner of the London-based bakery @violetcakes. pic.twitter.com/Rx36WBt7kCâ€” Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 20, 2018 From poppies and eucalyptus… to mocha gluten-free: Violet Cakes creations shared on Instagram Poppies and eucalyptus on an Amalfi lemon curd cake A post shared by Violet By Claire Ptak (@violetcakeslondon) on Feb 18, 2018 at 9:43am PST @babaaknitwear jumper in Bay Laurel with a bay and raspberry jam cake. See link in profile to get your hands on one of these gorgeous Spanish jumpers. She makes them for your kiddos too so you can match, which is the best. Xx A post shared by Violet By Claire Ptak (@violetcakeslondon) on Mar 15, 2018 at 10:50am PDT Our Spring coconut-Amalfi lemon cakes against @babaaknitwear Alfonso Mango cotton jumper xx we canâ€™t wait for the Alfonso mangoes to arrive in our kitchen so until then we are drooling over the jumper with the same colour name. I teamed up with BabaÃ to come up with Springâ€™s colour names. Such fun!! A post shared by Violet By Claire Ptak (@violetcakeslondon) on Mar 15, 2018 at 4:41am PDT Rhubarb cream choux buns for mamas!!! A post shared by Violet By Claire Ptak (@violetcakeslondon) on Mar 11, 2018 at 4:21am PDT Date dream cake. Refined sugar free, gluten free, vegan and soooooo delish x order yours by calling the bakery x #rsf #gf #vegan A post shared by Violet By Claire Ptak (@violetcakeslondon) on Feb 26, 2018 at 2:48am PST Mocha gluten free birthday cake for @joolsoliver from @jamieoliver ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y A post shared by Violet By Claire Ptak (@violetcakeslondon) on Dec 2, 2017 at 12:31am PST Latest news about plans for Royal wedding Harry, the fifth in line to the throne, andÂ Ms Markle, the US actress, will wed onÂ Saturday, May 19 at St Georgeâ€™s Chapel, Windsor Castle. TheÂ couple, who announced their engagement in November, are planningÂ their own wedding celebration that â€œreflects the characters of the bride and groomâ€� Days until the Royal Wedding From flowers to seating plans, the pairÂ are taking charge of a ceremony designed to incorporate both families, their wide circle of friends, and welcome the public into their lives.Â Click here for the latest news about plans for their big day. Harry and Meghan to greet well-wishers in Windsor after wedding As they say their vows in front of the watching world, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a lifetime of Royal tours ahead of them as a married couple. They will waste no time getting started, it seems. Kensington PalaceÂ announced last monthÂ that the newlyweds are to undertake a tour of Windsor as their first trip as a married couple, to greet well-wishers who are expected to turn out from all over the world to see them. Prince Harry and Ms Markle have alreadyÂ released a series of updates about their day -Â and how they hope to â€œshare their celebrations with the publicâ€�. Decisions include a carriage ride through Windsor, taking place straight after the St Georgeâ€™s Chapel ceremony and before their reception. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: The story of their relationship, in pictures The journey is designed to allow members of the public to see the couple in the flesh, while they are still dressed in their finery, in what is likely to be one of the most photographed occasions of the year. In a series of updates about the wedding, Kensington Palace also announced that the wedding service, at St George’s Chapel at midday, will be conducted by The Dean of Windsor, The Rt RevdÂ David Conner. The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd. and Rt Hon. Justin Welby, will, as expected, officiate as the couple make their marriage vows. Â A view of the Quire in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have their wedding service Credit: Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images AtÂ 1pm, immediately after the service, Prince Harry and Ms Markle, who will receive new titles reflecting their married status on the day, will leave Windsor Castle by carriage, via Castle Hill, along the High Street and through Windsor Town before returning along the Long Walk for their reception. â€œThey hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day,â€� a spokesman said. Guests from the congregation will await the happy couple in St George’s Hall, to celebrate with the first of two receptions. The second, for close friends and family, will be thrown in the evening by Prince Harryâ€™s father, the Prince of Wales. A view of St George’s Hall, at Windsor Castle, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will hold a reception after their wedding Credit: Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images The timings should go some way to allaying the fears of those concerned about a clash with the FA Cup final, with the football match likely to kick off atÂ 5.30pm.Â A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: â€œPrince Harry and MsÂ Meghan Markle are hugely grateful for the many good wishes they have received since announcing their engagement. â€œThey are very much looking forward to the day and to being able to share their celebrations with the public.â€� Meghan Markle: best looks While the final arrangements for the wedding are expected to reflect the personalities of the Prince and Ms Markle with some unique elements, the basic outline of celebrations, as announced by the palace, follows tradition. Other Royal couples, including the Earl and Countess of Wessex, have also undertaken a carriage procession after their Windsor weddings, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoying the same two-tier receptions following their 2011 nuptials. While their reception ended with an energetic Prince Harry rounding younger guests onto a minibus to continue the party into the early hours, the calmingÂ influence of Ms Markle may see a more sophisticated conclusion to the Princeâ€™s own day. ‘All the stars were aligned’: How the couple met After announcing their engagement, the couple gave an insight into their 16-month romance in a BBC interview – and described how they met on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. Ms Markle told how she could not wait to say “yes” to the prince when Harry got down on one knee a few weeks ago as they cooked a roast chicken dinner at his home, Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. Indicating the depths of his feeling for his bride-to-be, Prince Harry said: “The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was sort of confirmation to me that everything, all the stars were aligned, everything was just perfect. “It was this beautiful woman just sort of literally tripped and fell into my life, I fell into her life.”Â Full interview: Harry and Meghan reveal engagement joy A few months into the relationship, Harry said he had to have “some pretty frank conversations” with Meghan about how her life may change when she entered theÂ royalÂ family. He added: “But I know that at the end of the day she chooses me, and I choose her, and therefore whatever we have to tackle together or individually we’ll always be us together as a team, so I think she’s capable… she’s capable of anything.”
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NEW YORK (AP) — Yee Won Chong had just been diagnosed with cancer. His relatives were half a world away in Malaysia and couldn't care for him. So he turned to the friends he considers his "chosen family."…
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