Osaka, Jun 29 (AP/UNB) — President Donald Trump is being welcomed to South Korea by its president — and one of its biggest K-pop boy bands.
Trump's met with President Moon Jae-in (jah-YIHN') at the Blue House, where the South Korean leader has his offices and home.
Trump also met EXO, a star pop group whose members gave the president a book. They also chatted with Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
The president isn't saying whether he'll meet North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (gihm jung oon) on Sunday at the heavily fortified South Korean-North Korean border known as the DMZ.
Trump is just saying "it will be very interesting" but he's not giving other details about the surprise trip, which he announced earlier in the day on Twitter.
President Donald Trump has landed in South Korea, and a meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un (gihm jung oon) may be on his agenda.
Trump flew from Osaka, Japan, where he attended a global summit and held numerous meetings with world leaders, including Russia's Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) and China's Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng).
Trump has said he'll visit the heavily-fortified demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea, and he's invited Kim to join him "just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!"
Trump is also scheduled to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (jah-YIHN') while in Seoul.
President Donald Trump is not yet willing to remove the Chinese telecom giant Huawei (WAH'-way) from a trade blacklist.
But the president says he will now allow U.S. companies to sell components to Huawei again.
The fate of the company had become central in the ongoing US-China trade battle. Trump, attending an international summit in Japan, announced that negotiations between the two nations would resume.
But Trump says the company's future would not be decided until the end of the trade talks.
He met with China's President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) earlier Saturday but said that the topic of Meng Wanzhou, a Huawei executive held in Canada at the request of the United States, was not discussed.
President Donald Trump says he did warn Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) about interfering in upcoming U.S. elections.
Trump joked with Putin about the matter when they met Friday on the margins of a summit in Japan. Asked Saturday about his demeanor, Trump said to "take a look at the words. I did say it."
Trump has been criticized for appearing unserious about Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Federal investigators recently found extensive interference by Russia in the election Trump won. Trump bristles at suggestions that he was elected with foreign help.
He previously has accepted Putin's denials of meddling, and noted again Saturday that "he denies it totally."
Trump said he's giving "very serious consideration" to visiting Moscow next spring for the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat.
President Donald Trump is weighing in on Thursday evening's Democratic presidential debate and arguing that California Sen. Kamala (KAH'-mah-lah) Harris has gotten too much credit for a blistering attack on former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump is offering his assessment during a news conference marking the end of the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan.
Harris has been widely praised for her move highlighting Biden's opposition to public school busing during the 1970s. But Trump says he thinks she "was given far too much credit for what she did" and says her answer came "right out of a box."
Trump also says Biden was no Winston Churchill — a reference to the great orator — but argued his performance wasn't that bad.
President Donald Trump is defending his decision not to confront Saudi Arabia's Mohammed Bin Salman over the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL' khahr-SHOHK'-jee).
Trump is praising Mohammed as his "friend" as they met on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Trump has ignored reporters' questions about the crown prince's alleged role in the killing last year.
Trump is calling the killing "horrible," but says that Saudi Arabia has "been a terrific ally." He's also suggesting he's satisfied with steps the country is taking to prosecute some of those involved, while claiming that "nobody so far has pointed directly a finger at the future king of Saudi Arabia."
A U.N. expert has called for an investigation into his alleged involvement in the killing at the Saudi consulate in Turkey last year. U.S. intelligence officials concluded that bin Salman must have at least known of the plot.
President Donald Trump says Jimmy Carter is a "nice man" but he was "terrible" as America's president.
Trump is hitting back at Carter after he was asked about Carter's comment that Trump is president only because of Russian interference. Carter commented during a human rights discussion in Virginia, but offered no evidence for his statement.
Trump says he was elected because he worked "harder and smarter" than his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton.
President Donald Trump says he'd "feel very comfortable" crossing the border into North Korea if he meets Kim Jong Un (gihm jung oon) at the heavily-fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone separating the North from South Korea.
Trump was asked about the prospect during a news conference in Japan marking the end of a Group of 20 summit.
Trump earlier Saturday invited Kim by tweet to meet him at the border, "just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!" It would be their third face-to-face.
Trump says he'd "have no problem" becoming the first U.S. president to cross the border while he's there.
Trump and Kim last met in Vietnam in February, but that summit collapsed with no progress.
President Donald Trump says he's holding off on new China tariffs for the "time being" and the U.S. and China will restart stalled trade talks.
Trump made the announcement Saturday in Japan following a lengthy meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng). He says U.S. tariffs already in place against Chinese imports will remain, but that new tariffs he's threatened to slap on billions worth of other Chinese goods will not be put in place.
Trump says "we're going to work with China where we left off."
Talks broke off after several rounds of negotiations after the U.S. accused China of reneging on agreements it had already made.
President Donald Trump says he may be meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un (gihm jung oon) on Sunday during a visit to the demilitarized zone with South Korea. But he says nothing has been set just yet.
Trump offered the update during a news conference as he wrapped up his appearance at the Group of 20 summit in Japan hours after tweeting his invitation.
Trump says Kim has responded to the offer and was "very receptive" to the idea. He says: "We may be meeting with Chairman Kim... we'll find out."
It's unclear whether Trump was referring to a private communication or public comments from North's First Vice Foreign Minister, Choe Son Hui, who called the prospect of a meeting a "very interesting suggestion."
New York, Jun 29 (AP/UNB) — Elton John on Friday called out Russian President Vladimir Putin for saying that liberalism is “obsolete” and conflicts with the “overwhelming majority” in many countries.
In a story published by the Financial Times newspaper , Putin said “the liberal idea has become obsolete. It has come into conflict with the interests of the overwhelming majority of the population.” John said in a statement released Friday that he disagrees with Putin’s “view that pursuing policies that embrace multicultural and sexual diversity are obsolete in our societies.”
Putin also said Russia has “no problem with LGBT persons ... let everyone be happy” in the interview.
John called Putin’s words hypocritical since a Russian distributor censored LGBTQ-related scenes from “Rocketman,” the film based on John’s life and career.
Dhaka, June 29 (UNB)- Bollywood star, Katrina Kaif, who has made it to the big leagues in Bollywood, has now set her sights on international projects, it has been reported.
Much like fellow B-town actors like Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and others, Kat recently expressed her desire to work on an English film. According to online reports, the star was quoted saying that she decides on a project after reading a script and mentioned that she would love an English script. Apart from making a mark in the Hindi film industry, Katrina has also worked on South films in the past, reports Times of India.
A while back, there was a buzz around town that the actress was in hush-hush meetings with Fox Studios bosses during her trip to the USA. There were also rumours that she would star in a Hollywoodfilm with ‘Avengers’ star Jeremy Renner.
Does this mean we will see the actress venture West in the coming years?
Meanwhile, on the work front, she is set to share the screen with Akshay Kumar in Rohit Shetty’s upcoming cop-drama ‘Sooryavanshi’.
Dhaka, June 29 (UNB) - Annabelle Comes Home movie review: As Annabelle Comes Home drags on and on without turning up the chill factor, you wonder whether Gary Dauberman, directing for the first time but a well-settled collaborator in Conjuring films, has run out of scares, reports The Indian Express.
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Michael Cimino
Director: Gary Dauberman
Rating: 2 stars
A child who sees dead people. Now, that there is a premise that established M Night Shyamalan in Hollywood. In Annabelle Comes Home, that child, Judy (Grace), is just another screaming face in the Conjuring universe’s expanding horror universe. Apart from Judy’s budding psychic abilities, this film also has three teenagers who are credible both at acting stupidly as well as being sweetly sentimental. However, even that doesn’t matter before the maniacally smiling doll Annabelle, which has now got a third film outing.
The films begins with the Warrens, Ed (Wilson) and Lorraine (Farmiga), getting Annabelle home, despite having pointed out that the doll is a “conduit” for spirits as well as pure evil who must remain locked inside a glass case, that has been blessed by a priest, in a room that has a similar “holy barrier of protection”. The room has other of Warrens’ various collections, gathered over the years while fighting demons and witchcraft.
A year later, while the Warrens are out, the friend of a babysitter looking after their daughter, Judy, lets Annabelle out. As things start happening around the house — things that go thud, glasses that topple over, doors that rattle loudly, mist that rolls in, music that plays on own, people who emerge suddenly — neither Judy, nor her babysitter Mary Ellen (Iseman), nor her babysitter’s friend Danielle (Sarife), think of the most obvious answer. You know, the room below with strange things.
At first, this is a treat, for being a departure from horror films that can’t let a chance pass from the word go. One also hopes the film will go somewhere with the rather clever idea of staging this horror episode in the Warrens’ own home. But, as Annabelle Comes Home drags on and on without turning up the chill factor, you wonder whether Dauberman, directing for the first time but a well-settled collaborator in Conjuring films, has run out of scares. Only in the last 20 minutes or so does the film seem to realise how much time has passed, and goes on to pack in a series of bizarre attacks while avoiding any real damage.
The most disturbing aspect of the film isn’t even talked about. Which parents, that too psychics, leave their young daughter alone in a house full of evil, with a teenage babysitter, and not call back to check?
An easy answer is that Judy is around for a reason — all the better to keep Annabelle alive.
Dhaka, June 29 (UNB) - Disney on Friday released a special Hindi trailer of The Lion King and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan can be seen in his element, perfectly voicing Mufasa, the wise King of the Pride Lands. The video has aptly been titled “Rise Of The King – Shah Rukh Khan”, reports The Indian Express.
The dialogue he is recording in a dubbing room is a life lesson Mufasa is giving to his son Simba before his death, to not succumb to the hardships of life and imbibe all leadership qualities to protect his tribe.
“Simba main hamesha tumhare saath hoon aur hamesha tumhare saath rahunga. Bas yaad rakhna tum kaun ho. Ek sachcha raja!” Shah Rukh says as shots from the film play on the screen.
Shah Rukh Khan had recently tweeted his excitement of being part of The Lion King. He wrote, “Glad to be a part of this journey… a timeless film. Voicing it in Hindi with my own Simba. The last time we did a film was around 15 years ago and it was ‘Incredible’ and this time around its even more fun. Hope everyone enjoys it 19th July onwards. #TheLionKing”
SRK’s elder son Aryan Khan will lend his voice to the primary character Simba, the crown prince who gets exiled by his uncle Scar.
The Lion King is Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of the animated musical classic by the same name. Several talented actors have come together to dub for its Hindi version including Ashish Vidyarthi (Scar), Shreyas Talpade (Timon), Sanjay Mishra (Pumbaa) and the legendary Asrani (Zazu).
The Lion King is directed by Jon Favreau and is based on a screenplay penned by Jeff Nathanson.
It releases in India on July 19, 2019 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.