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‘A return to the cold war’: Putin and Kim have joined forces as global delinquents | Vladimir Putin

‘A return to the cold war’: Putin and Kim have joined forces as global delinquents | Vladimir Putin

[ad_1] A quarter of a century ago, Vladimir Putin flew to Pyongyang to sign a ­“friendship treaty” with Kim Jong-il that helped revive Russia’s relations with North Korea without obliging the two sides to come to each other’s aid in case of a military attack. With his visit last week, Putin has in effect gone further into the past, signing a deal with Kim Jong-un reminiscent of the 1961 security pact that existed under the Soviet Union during the cold war. But today Russia is engaged in a hot war in Ukraine that Putin has made his ­foreign policy priority, and a nuclear North Korea has become a crucial lifeline of munitions for his military. “The treaty that Putin signed with Kim Jong-un was a return to the cold war, but of course in the cold war North Korea had no nuclear weapons,” said Dr Edward Howell, the Korea Foundation fellow with the Asia-Pacific programme at Chatham House, and a lecturer at the University of Oxford. While last week’s summit was years in the making, …

Vladimir Putin And Kim Jong Un’s Peculiar Power Play Moment

Vladimir Putin And Kim Jong Un’s Peculiar Power Play Moment

[ad_1] Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un could not decide who to let get into their shared car first when they met last night. As a clip from Russian state outlet Sputnik revealed, the Russian president and North Korea’s supreme leader were walking together down the airport’s red carpet – rolled out for Putin’s state arrival last night – when they suddenly reached an impasse at the vehicle. As someone opened the door for the two authoritarian leaders, Kim raised his hand, gesturing for Putin to enter. But the Russian president refused to look like the weaker one and mimicked the action, suggesting Kim should go first. Then they both raised their hands at the same moment, and their aides looked on in bewilderment. After 10 drawn out seconds, Putin smiled, and seemed to be persuaded to get in while the North Korean dictator walked around to the other side of the car. According to the Korean Central News Agency, this overly-polite start did not cause any awkwardness later on – in fact, they went …

Putin to Visit North Korea and Meet With Kim Jong-un

Putin to Visit North Korea and Meet With Kim Jong-un

[ad_1] President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia will visit North Korea this week for a meeting with its leader, Kim Jong-un, their second in nine months, as the two countries deepen military ties to support Mr. Putin’s war in Ukraine with North Korean weapons. Mr. Putin last visited North Korea in 2000, when he became the first Russian or Soviet leader to visit the nation. This week’s trip, beginning on Tuesday, highlights North Korea’s growing strategic importance for Mr. Putin, especially its ability to supply badly needed conventional weapons for the war in Ukraine. Mr. Kim met with Mr. Putin in Russia’s Far East last September, ushering in a new era of relations between the two countries. For Mr. Kim, it was a rare moment of his country, a pariah in the West, being sought after as an ally. For Russia, it’s a strengthening of ties with a country that is providing it with much-needed munitions for its war in Ukraine. The two countries announced the two-day visit on Monday. “At the invitation of the …

Emmerdale star explains why Ruby is plotting against Kim

Emmerdale star explains why Ruby is plotting against Kim

[ad_1] Emmerdale spoilers follow. Emmerdale star Beth Cordingly has explained Ruby Fox-Miligan’s decision to plot against Kim Tate. Ruby has caused quite the stir since entering the village earlier this year, with the character hoping to resurrect her marriage with Caleb. Following the hospitalisation of her son Nicky, Ruby took matters into her own hands as she sought revenge on Ethan Anderson, going as far to hit him with her car. ITV Related: Emmerdale’s new Samson and Josh story has a problem The latest storyline has seen Ruby collude with Rose Jackson in order to bring down Kim Tate, a development which Cordingly teased in an interview with Inside Soap. “Ultimately, she’s doing it for Caleb,” said the actor. “She wants to make him happy. She’s conceded that being with his family does that, even if she does whinge about living in the village, so her next step comes because of Caleb’s beef with Kim – she wants to punish her. “Ruby also has her own thing with Kim, though. Remember when she and Kim …

Jude Bellingham is official heartthrob of Euros 2024 with revealing SKIMS campaign for Kim Kardashian

Jude Bellingham is official heartthrob of Euros 2024 with revealing SKIMS campaign for Kim Kardashian

[ad_1] Hearts quietly broke across Britain when Jack Grealish missed out on making the Euros 2024 squad — but Jude Bellingham has arrived to steal the heartthrob crown. He’s a golden boy with a football, as Bellingham arrives in Germany for the championships, he has made sure to draw attention off the pitch, too. Posing for Kim Kardashian’s underwear brand SKIMS, 20-year-old Bellingham has bared all (and kicked a football about) for a new campaign promoting its boxer shorts. Kardashian founded the brand, known for its body shaping womenswear, in 2019 and expanded to offer a men’s range in 2023.  SKIMS “The opportunity to be featured in SKIMS Mens latest campaign is incredible. It’s so important for me to have flexibility and comfort when I’m playing and training, or even off-duty, and SKIMS meets these needs.” said the Real Madrid player, who began his career at 7 years old, playing for Birmingham City. “I believe in embracing individuality and feeling comfortable in your own skin, so I’m excited to partner with a brand that embodies …

North Korea sends more rubbish balloons to South after Kim sister’s threat | Conflict News

North Korea sends more rubbish balloons to South after Kim sister’s threat | Conflict News

[ad_1] Kim Yo Jong had warned of a ‘crisis of confrontation’ if South Korea did not halt propaganda broadcasts. North Korea has floated hundreds more refuse-carrying balloons into South Korea after Kim Jong Un’s influential sister warned Seoul to halt propaganda broadcasts across their tense border. Pyongyang sent more than 300 waste-loaded balloons across the inter-Korean border overnight, South Korea’s military said on Monday, after Kim Yo Jong warned earlier that the loudspeaker broadcasts risked provoking a “crisis of confrontation”. “This is a prelude to a very dangerous situation,” Kim said in a statement carried by state media on Sunday. The latest balloons carried only scrap paper and plastic, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, unlike previous batches that carried unsanitary material such as manure, toilet paper and cigarette butts. Military officials said they did not detect any balloons floating in the air as of 8:30am. South Korea resumed loudspeaker broadcasts hours earlier in response to the North sending more than 1,000 rubbish-carrying balloons in recent weeks. The broadcasts have in the past included …

Digested week: Kim Kardashian’s corset, dated insults – and a fuss at the Garrick | Emma Brockes

Digested week: Kim Kardashian’s corset, dated insults – and a fuss at the Garrick | Emma Brockes

[ad_1] Monday Credit for the success of the TV show Baby Reindeer is largely owed to one woman, Jessica Gunning, who rescues Richard Gadd’s baggy, self-absorbed script with her brilliant performance as Martha, Gadd’s stalker. (When Gunning disappears, mid-series, we are effectively left in a room with a man doing bad standup). For the last week or so, coverage of the show’s success – it’s No 1 on Netflix in the UK and No 4 in the US – has rubbed shoulders with commentary about the ethics of the race to unearth the real people on whom the seven-part drama is based. That search resulted, this week, in the spectacle of Piers Morgan publicising an interview on his YouTube channel with the “real” Martha, a woman who, if the show is to be believed, is a deeply unwell individual. The proper thing would have been not to watch. I did watch, however, for the first five minutes, to see how the supposed reality held up against the show – predictably, as it turned out. Where …

Kim Kardashian Explains Met Gala Walking ‘Issue’

Kim Kardashian Explains Met Gala Walking ‘Issue’

[ad_1] At this year’s bash, the reality star appeared to have trouble walking ― and breathing ― in her custom Maison Margiela Artisanal gown by John Galliano, which Kim basically confirmed in a video with Vogue. The Skims founder called breathing in her corset “an art form” but said she had a handle on it in the video, released days after the event. Walking proved to be another “issue,” and for good reason. Kim explained that she wore shoes without a heel to make sure her look stayed intact, though it did make it more of a challenge to get up the Met Gala stairs. “It’s clever because if I had a shoe with a heel, the heel gets stuck in the metal skirt. And so that was our issue with walking,” the American Horror Story star explained while holding up the acrylic, heel-less platforms for the camera. “To wear these, you’re on your tiptoes and you’re balancing the whole time flexing your calf muscles,” Kim said. “So that’s what I’m gonna have to do …

5 Major Life Lessons I Learned As A Widowed Single Mom | Kim Olver

5 Major Life Lessons I Learned As A Widowed Single Mom | Kim Olver

[ad_1] Single moms are not a one-size-fits-all group. Some are parenting alone by choice, some without an active co-parent, some are co-parenting, and others because of the death of a co-parent. I fell into the last group. I found myself parenting our two boys alone after my husband died. I learned some lessons you might find helpful as you walk down the path of being a single mom. Five life lessons I learned when I became a widowed single mom  1. You are enough, even on your own. I don’t know about you, but I often had doubts about parenting my children on my own. I felt that I was missing a critical element — the father! Well, even if you’re missing that element, know you will be enough to give your children what they need. It’s similar to when you lose one sense, the other senses become heightened. Don’t doubt your ability to parent. Know for certain you have what it takes to successfully parent your children. RELATED: Man Wonders If Single Women Have …

Kim Kardashian opens up about daughter North West’s ‘ridiculous’ TikTok dances she ‘makes’ her do

Kim Kardashian opens up about daughter North West’s ‘ridiculous’ TikTok dances she ‘makes’ her do

[ad_1] At the 2024 OMR Festival in Hamburg, Germany, Kim Kardashian shared a lighter, more personal aspect of her life—her participation in TikTok dances orchestrated by her daughter, North West.  Despite recently facing a less-than-warm reception at Tom Brady’s roast, the SKIMS CEO’s spirits were high as she discussed the joy and creativity her children bring to her life through their social media adventures. The 43-year-old mogul, who manages the joint TikTok account she shares with 10-year-old North, confessed that while the platform isn’t her main focus, it serves as a wonderful space for family bonding.  “I’m not that active on TikTok, except for these ridiculous dances that my daughter makes me do, if you want to really make fun of me,” Kim admitted with a laugh.  © Instagram / @kimkardashianNorth is known for her lively TikTok dancing This account, boasting over 19 million followers, highlights the playful and creative interactions between Kim and her children, capturing their dance routines and more. Kim expressed her admiration for her children’s creative pursuits beyond social media, noting …