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US Sees No Threat In North Korea Missile Test

US President Donald Trump said he had very good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that the missile test by North Korea wasn’t aimed at the US.

North Korea missile test

Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan also called the East Sea. North Korea said that the missile launch was a warning to the South Korea that was importing weapons and conducting joint military drills especially with US.

It was the first missile test since Trump met Kim last month and the two leaders agreed to revive the denuclearization talks. The talks stalled last after a failed summit between the two leaders in February 2019.

Trump’s stand on North Korea

US President Trump doesn’t see North Korea’s missile test as a threat to America. He said that they were standard missiles and many countries have those missiles. America was watching the developments, maintained Trump. He categorically said that the issue between North and South Korea is a bilateral one. Also, he stressed the point that Kim didn’t mention that the missiles were for US.

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Puerto Rico: Governor Ricardo Rossello Steps Down Amid Public Pressure

Puerto Rico will see a new governor after the present Governor Ricardo Rossello offered to resign under pressure from citizens. He will tender his resignation on 2 August 2019 but the race to the next governor has already begun.

Why were Puerto Rican protesting?

Over 500,000 Puerto Ricans spilled on streets of Puerto Rico to demand resignation of the governor. The island witnessed 12 days of protesting after the profane messages and corruption scandal of Governor Ricardo Rossello came to light.

Who is Ricardo Rossello?

Present governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello belongs to a pro-statehood party called New Progressive. His rule is marked by 2017 successive hurricanes that wreaked widespread destructions and killed 3000 people. Also, it was during his rule that US territory filed for bankruptcy to restructure $US120 billion of debt and pension allegations. Finally, he has other charges leading to widespread protests. He’s resigning on the first week of August.

Who would be the next governor?

The public is divided on the name of the next governor. The first name doing round is of Secretary of Justice Wanda Vazquez but the … Read the rest

Boris Johnson Inducts Three Indians Including Infosys Founder Narayana Murthy’s Son-In-Law In His Cabinet

Boris Johnson officially accepts the prime ministerial responsibility on Wednesday and vows to fulfill his promise of Brexit under a new deal with the 28-member economic bloc on October 31.

PM Boris Johnson

Mr. Johnson is appointed Prime Minister by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday. By number he the 55th Prime Minister of Britain and 14th appointed by the 93-year-old-monarch. Also, he’s 3rd Prime Minister since Britain voted for Brexit in June 2016.

Promises to fulfill

Boris Johnson made many promises on his first day at office. He made it clear that Britain is walking out of Brexit on October 31 without any ifs and buts. He has 99 days to make a deal with 28-member EU bloc and get a ceremonial exit from the union. He further promised to make streets safer by adding 20,000 additional police. He also vowed to work on improving social care and bring education reforms in addition to work on the free trade deals around the world.

Johnson’s India connection

Mr. Johnson describes himself as a son-in-law of India by virtue of his wife Marina Wheeler whose mother was … Read the rest