NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR SITE COLLAPSE
North Korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed following its latest bomb test and could be at risk of leaking radiation, research by Chinese geologists has shown.
Their findings raise questions about Kim Jong-un’s announcement his country was ceasing its testing programme ahead of planned meetings with the US president, Donald Trump, and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in.
TRUMP WILL VISIT UK ON 13 JULY
US President Donald Trump is to visit the UK on Friday 13 July, the White House says.
Britain’s ambassador to the US, Sir Kim Darroch, tweeted that he was “delighted” by the announcement.
Downing Street said Mr Trump would hold biateral talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, and “further details will be set out in due course”.
Mrs May was the first foreign leader to visit Mr Trump in the White House after his inauguration.
SALAH GETS LAND IN MECCA AS A GIFT
The deputy leader of the local municipality in Makkah, Fahd Al-Roqi, said on Wednesday that the Saudi authorities have decided to give Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah a piece of land in the Holy City.
The Liverpool FC player can own some land outside the Haram area, or he could dedicate some land for the building of a mosque or similar facility in his name. If the star of the Egyptian national team wishes, he could also sell the land.
According to Al-Roqi, the decision to reward the footballer is to encourage positive role models such as Salah. “The gift is a celebration of the Egyptian star who is known for his high ethics and values,” he added.