As we start this last week of February, these are the stories making headlines.
The South Korean leader said he’d met with the North Korean delegation that’s in Pyeongchang for the closing ceremony of the Winter Games, and told them that North Korea-US talks should happen “as soon as possible.” Moon said the North Koreans indicated they were willing to talk with the US, and agreed that “the inter-Korean relationship and North Korea-US relationship should develop together.”
State-run news agency Xinhua said the Party will remove the provision that the President and Vice President “shall serve no more than two consecutive terms” from the constitution of the People’s Republic of China. The proposed amendment will have to be ratified by China’s rubber-stamp parliament — the National People’s Congress (NPC) — in March.
The Pyeongchang Olympic Games are under way in South Korea. Follow here for the latest.
Citing family sources, the Press Trust of India reported Sridevi died after suffering a cardiac arrest in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, where she was attending a family wedding.
Peña Nieto was tentatively planning the trip for March, a White House official said, but the official confirmed to CNN that the trip was put on hold following the phone call, which took place on February 20.
Bashir Manzo told CNN that his daughter Fatima was among at least 104 schoolgirls unaccounted for after the raid on the Government Girls Science Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe. Nigeria’s government has yet to release an official list of those missing and government agencies have given contradictory information.
The frigid Pyeongchang weather proved too much for the three, who said they took a vehicle they found unattended with the engine running because it was too cold outside, according to the South Korean police source, who was not authorized to speak to the media.
Dr. Trimurti Nadkarni, the surgeon who conducted the operation at BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, described the tumor as the “largest in the world” based on comparative studies conducted by his team. CNN has not been able to independently verify those claims. He added that the surgery, which took place February 14, was life-threatening and tricky, as the tumor was embedded inside the brain.
“Black Panther,” the first Marvel Universe blockbuster featuring a black superhero and an almost entirely black cast, has been breaking box office records since its theater release last week. But the historic film is also making a splash in a much smaller venue ― the classroom.
A cow in Poland celebrated as an icon of freedom for her dramatic escape from slaughter has died from stress after being recaptured. The red Limousin beef cow was caught Thursday near the village of Siestrzechowice and loaded onto a truck back to captivity, but she died during transportation, The Associated Press reports.
The president of Mexico halted upcoming plans to visit the White House after a reportedly tense phone conversation with President Donald Trump, according to the Washington Post. U.S. and Mexican officials told the Post that President Enrique Peña Nieto called off his visit to Washington D.C.
High school students protesting gun violence have found an ally in university admissions officials. A growing number of universities are showing their support to applicants in high school who are disciplined by their administrators for participating in gun violence protests.
Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson has torn apart President Donald Trump’s idea to arm some teachers in a bid to prevent school shootings. The “Pulp Fiction” star joined the growing chorus of critics of the plan with this tweet on Friday: Can someone that’s been in a Gunfight tell that Muthafukka that’s Never been in a Gunfight, the flaws of his Arm The Teachers plan??!!- Samuel L.
More than 300 people from Kosovo went to join Islamists fighting “holy war” in Syria and Iraq – per capita the highest number in Europe. But not all of them match the popular image of a jihadi, as Helen Nianias discovered when she met a hipsterish young man for coffee in the Kosovan capital, Pristina.
British actress Emma Chambers has died aged 53, her agency has confirmed. Known for playing Alice Tinker in the BBC’s The Vicar of Dibley, the Doncaster-born star also had roles in Notting Hill and the TV adaptation of Martin Chuzzlewit. A statement from her agency said Chambers died from natural causes and that she would be “greatly missed”.
US billionaire Warren Buffet says his conglomerate has received a profit boost of $29bn (£20bn) as a result of President Donald Trump’s tax reforms, he says. Berkshire Hathaway reported a record quarterly and annual profit on Saturday. The Republican law reform, approved in December, cut the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35%.
The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations. However, some of the biggest jihadist rebel groups, and their associates, are not covered by the truce, raising questions about its real impact.
While we don’t condone violence, plenty of people out there on the internet would love to see someone punch disgraced YouTuber Logan Paul in the face. Well, that opportunity may have just presented itself.
Keeping your electric car charged is a big part of maintenance for those living the gas-free life, so Tesla is now bringing its Wall Connectors to offices – and it’s installing them for free. Tesla introduced this month the Workplace Charging program, which brings electric vehicle charging units to office buildings, so that employees can get a charge while they work.
An Apple repair and refurbishment center called 911 about 1,600 times over the past four months. But not because they’re plagued with emergencies. Rather, the calls are all accidents, as reported by CBS13 in Sacramento (via The Washington Post ).
Black Panther isn’t the first black superhero movie ever made, or even the first black Marvel superhero movie ever made. But it does feel like the start of a new chapter. Even as superhero movies have become ever more ubiquitous over the past decade, they’ve remained stubbornly white, with characters of color largely relegated to supporting roles.