Apr 30, 2018

North and South Korea offer overtures of peace to each other

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un standing in peace with South Korean president Moon Jae-in at their summit. Photo: Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images

South Korea is removing propaganda-broadcasting loudspeakers from its North Korean border as promised after a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, reports AP.

Why it matters: These gestures of peace show that both sides are willing to work with each other to create peaceful relations between North Korea and South Korea after decades of turmoil.

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Syria's darkest chapter

Family room without a family, in Idlib. Photo: Muhammed Said/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The worst humanitarian crisis of Syriaโ€™s brutal civil war is colliding today with what could be the warโ€™s most dangerous geopolitical showdown, after at least 29 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike.

The big picture: The fighting is taking place in Idlib in northwest Syria, where a ferocious Syrian and Russian offensive has displaced 1 million civilians and infuriated Turkey, which borders the region.

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Fear of coronavirus pandemic escalates

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In the blink of an eye, we've entered a new phase on the coronavirus.

The big picture: Italy, Iran and South Korea are at "decisive" points in their responses, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

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