Is Donald Trump losing his nerve over the North Korea summit with Kim Jong-un?

Is Donald Trump losing his nerve over the North Korea summit with Kim Jong-un?The venue for the Singapore event has almost certainly been decided, and officials are apparently buying up rooms in hotels that meet the logistical and security requirements for what may be among the most significant geopolitical encounters since the end of the Cold War. Last week, North Korea surprised everyone when it cancelled an event with South Korea and threatened to call off its meeting with the US, in what appeared to be a response to US national security adviser John Bolton saying Pyongyang ought to give up all its nuclear weapons as a starting point. Now, in what may be the latest display of diplomatic maneuvering, it has been reported Mr Trump is suddenly having second thoughts about the meeting.


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Scientists map key brain-to-spinal cord nerve connections for voluntary movement

Researchers trying to help people suffering from paralysis after a spinal cord injury or stroke mapped critical brain-to-spinal cord nerve connections that drive voluntary movement in forelimbs, a development that scientists say allows them to start looking for specific repair strategies. The study is an important step toward one day rehabilitating motor circuits to help motor function recover after an injury or disease damages the central nervous system, the scientists report in Cell Reports.
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Watchdog confirms UK findings on nerve agent used on Russian spy

Watchdog confirms UK findings on nerve agent used on Russian spyThe world’s chemical arms watchdog on Thursday said it had confirmed Britain’s findings on a nerve agent used in an attack on a former spy last month, which London said came from Russia. Samples tested by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) “confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical,” according to a summary of the Hague-based group’s report.


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Nerve gas used in Syria attack, leaving victims 'foaming at the mouth,' evidence shows

  1. Nerve gas used in Syria attack, leaving victims ‘foaming at the mouth,’ evidence shows  Washington Post
  2. Russia Vetoes US Resolution On Syria In UN Security Council  NPR
  3. Syria ‘chemical attack’: UK, US and France agree action  BBC News
  4. President Trump, now is not the time for half-baked military action  CNN
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How did ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter survive nerve-agent poisoning?

  1. How did ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter survive nerve-agent poisoning?  Washington Post
  2. Sergei Skripal Is ‘Improving Rapidly,’ But His Cat And Guinea Pigs Are Dead  NPR
  3. Former Russian spy no longer on “critical” list, hospital says  CBS News
  4. Why Russia keeps laughing at the world  CNN
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'You'll be sorry,' Russia tells Britain at U.N. nerve agent attack meeting

'You'll be sorry,' Russia tells Britain at U.N. nerve agent attack meetingBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia told Britain at the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that “you’re playing with fire and you’ll be sorry” over its accusations that Moscow was to blame for poisoning a former Russian spy and his daughter. It was the second showdown between Russia and Britain at the world body since the March 4 nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in an English town. Russia, which requested Thursday’s council meeting, denies any involvement.


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