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South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) during their meeting on May 26, 2018 in Panmunjom, North Korea. Photo: South Korean Presidential Blue House via Getty Images

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet in Pyongyang from September 18-20 to discuss "complete denuclearization," the Associated Press reports, citing the South Korean government.

Why it matters: Despite the easing of tensions between the rival Koreas, Kim Jong-un has refused to provide documents related to his country's nuclear weapons, stalling any further progress in talks between North Korea and the United States. Most recently, President Trump cancelled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to North Korea last month, saying the country was not "making sufficient progress with respect to denuclearization."

The details: According to the AP, a senior South Korean presidential official told reporters that when he met Kim in Pyongyang on Wednesday, the North Korean leader reaffirmed his "firm resolve" to realize denuclearization.

  • The official said the Tongchang-ri rocket site would be dismantled implying that there would not be any further long-range missile testing, citing his conversation with Kim. He added that North Korea's nuclear testing site, Punggye-ri, had been completely dismantled meaning the country's nuclear testing is over.

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A series of powerful "atmospheric river" storms are delivering historic amounts of rainfall across parts of drought-stricken California and the Pacific Northwest.

Why it matters: The atmospheric river, packing large amounts of moisture, was causing Northern California to whiplash from drought to flood, as it slowly moved south overnight. It's triggered widespread power outages, flooding and mudslides.

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Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok during a 2020 news conference in Khartoum, Sudan. Photo: Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Sudan's civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was put under house arrest and several other ministers were detained Monday in what appears to be a military coup in the country, per local reports.

The latest: The head of the military faction of the Sudanese government, Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, said in a statement that he is announcing a state of emergency, suspending several parts of the interim constitution and dissolving the civilian government and interim sovereignty council — the highest governing body in the country.

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They're battening down the hatches at Facebook headquarters this week as the company faces a trifecta of tumult: a continuing wave of negative press coverage fueled by document leaks, a critical earnings report Monday and a reported name change looming.

The big picture: All this is unfolding as Mark Zuckerberg tries to transform Facebook from a social network into the prime mover behind a new "metaverse" of VR- and AR-driven remote work and play.