Meeting of the year

Trump back at it again, making headlines all over the world. It is always positive news when two leaders with completely opposing political ideologies for the first time agrees on an issue. I have gathered information from sites such as CNN, RT News and ABC News to compel a quick overview of the Singapore summit held the 12th. Here’s what happened:

The President of the United States and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un came to terms on a subject that has long been anticipated: the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The first ever meeting held in Singapore between the US and the North Korean leader will make history; both parties signing an agreement on the North Korean progress towards denuclearization and the ending of joint US military exercises in South Korea.

Details on how North Korea will actually proceed with denuclearization have not yet been established, but as Kim claimed, one missile testing site has already been destroyed.

The UN has at the moment banned the sale of North Korea’s export on iron, ore, textiles, seafood, and coal, cutting off North Korea’s export industries up to $3 billion in annual income. Further, the sanctions include a cap on all refined petroleum products, a ban on natural gas imports and a restriction on North Korea’s fishing rights.

Moreover, as grated by Trump last September, the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin no has the power to freeze assets of any individual or company doing business with North Korea.

Following the 50 minutes long meeting, Trump stated at the press conference that the occurring sanctions on North Korea will remain until the nuclear weapons “are no longer a factor.” Nonetheless, Trump did comment the sanctions may be lifted before the denuclearization process is complete – saying that as soon as it is known that North Koreas no longer has the ability to launch a nuclear attack.

 

// Isabel Norlin

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And I was like what?

So here I am in freezing cold Australia, the land down under, the land of the roos. Yes, I wrote freezing cold. I am currently in Perth, Western Australia and it’s around 9°C. Now, being from Russia and Sweden you would think that I could handle 9 °C. But the thing is, here out due to the ocean breeze (or ice cold wind), the 9 °C actually feel like 1 °C and you feel chilly all the way through the bones.

How come back home in Europe, no one ever talks about how cold it is in Australia? Whenever someone in Sweden mentions anything abut Australia it is always about how hot it is- “crazy, I’m melting please help me,”hot. I had NO idea that the winters here could get as cold as Swedish autumn in November. I mean I had to buy an oil heater to my apartment today.

So yes I really wonder how come no one ever speaks of the cold winters. If you’re traveling to Australia between the months June-november, prepare for some cooold weather. Bring your jacket, bring your scarf, your hat and your gloves, cuz oh boy you’ll freeze.

The Journey Begins

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I am back at it again!

And it feels amazing. I haven’t been blogging in a couple of years so it feels good to be back in the game.

This blog will mostly be about  my thought, feelings, expressions and ideas. I do have a lot to say and I wish to develop my writing skills.

So this is where I start.