Connect with us

World

Trump says he’d invite Kim to US

Gorkha Post

Published

on

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump says on Thursday he would ‘certainly’ invite North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to visit the United States if summit negotiations in Singapore go well.

“I think that could happen,” Trump said during a Rose Garden press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Speaking of the possibility, Trump said: “I think it will be well-received. I think he would look at it very favorably.” Trump said that he is also “totally prepared to walk” if things do not go well, noting that he “did it once before”.

ALSO READ :  North Korean leader Kim sends letter to Trump

He also said he believes Mr Kim is prepared to do something that will be great for his country, his family and himself and said “normalising relations is something that I would hope to do” once the negotiations with North Korea are completed.

Trump will meet Kim in Singapore on June 12, a first-ever meeting between sitting North Korean and US leaders and one focused on Pyongyang’s ominous nuclear weapons program.

Agencies

Continue Reading

World

167 people killed in India monsoon floods

Gorkha Post

Published

on

NEW DELHI — At least 167 people have been killed and more than one lakh people forced to live in relief camps across the Indian state of Kerala after monsoon floods badly hit the state.

While torrential rains, overflowing rivers and a series of landslips have cut off vast swathes of land in the state, the Kochi International Airport has been shut till Aug 26 and Southern Railway and Kochi Metro have suspended their operations.

Tens of thousands of people in the state have been stranded by extensive flooding as the death toll from the torrential monsoon continues to climb, according to officials.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said 167 people have died in the state — more than 100 of them in the last 36 hours — and issued a fresh rain alert for the battered state.

ALSO READ :  Dust storms kill 77 and injure 142 people in northern India

Rescue efforts have been progressing on a war footing and Mr Vijayan’s office said he had spoken to PM Modi again this morning. Four aircraft and three Coast Guard ships have been brought in to rescue people marooned in areas cut off by vast stretches of water.

The state’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Twitter that 25 boats with members of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were sent to Pathanamthitta, central Kerala, and all the boats, including fishing boats, would be used to expedite rescue operations in flooded areas.

he further warned of a grimmer situation as more rain has been forecast till Saturday. “The Centre has sanctioned more men and material,” Vijayan said after a conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Central leaders.

Continue Reading

TOP PICKS