Trump-Kim summit: Singapore meeting between US and North Korean leaders nears – live | World news

8.23pm EDT20:23 Trump has arrived at the Capella hotel, where talks are due to begin in just over half an hour. 8.21pm EDT20:21 Kim Jong-un leaves hotel Kim Jon-un’s motorcade has left the St. Regis hotel where he is staying in Singapore. He was not seen entering a car, but it is believed he is …

Chloe Ayling kidnapper sentenced to 16 years in prison | World news

A man has been jailed for more than 16 years for kidnapping the British model Chloe Ayling in Italy last July. A court in Milan found Lukasz Herba, 30, guilty of abduction and trying to secure a ransom over the dark web for the release of Ayling, from Coulsdon, south London. Prosecutors said Herba drugged …

Kim Jong-un and Trump ‘to discuss permanent peace-keeping’ at Singapore summit | US news

Donald Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, have arrived in Singapore two days before a historic summit over the fate of North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme. North Korea’s state media said on Monday the pair would discuss a “permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism” on the Korean peninsula, denuclearisation of the peninsula and other …

Denmark swings right on immigration – and Muslims feel besieged | World news

“It’s a lovely place,” says Jens Kramer, as he gazes across the harbour from his seat outside the wooden shed that serves as Holbæk’s boat club. “But I think people here are becoming more and more hostile to foreigners and I’m not proud of it. It’s not the Holbæk I love.” Kramer is not alone in …

Trump’s trade tirade casts Canada in unfamiliar role of America’s bad guy | World news

Shortly after he landed on Canadian soil for the first time as president, Donald Trump was warmly greeted by Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. The trio lingered on the podium, chatting comfortably as they posed for photos at the start of the G7 summit in Quebec. There was little hint of the …

Theresa May reiterates strong relationship with US despite slights | World news

Despite repeatedly embarrassing the British prime minister at a politically bruising G7 summit in Quebec, Donald Trump’s controversial visit to the UK next month would still appear to be on. Theresa May insisted that she had exchanged warm greetings with the US president and he had said how much he was “looking forward” to his …

Pixar’s John Lasseter steps down from Disney in wake of #metoo | Film

[legalledOK] John Lasseter, the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and the Walt Disney Company’s animation chief, will step down at the end of the year after acknowledging “missteps” in his behaviour with staff members. Disney announced on Friday that Lasseter – one of the most illustrious and powerful figures in animation – will stay on …

Donald Trump calls for G7 to readmit Russia | World news

Donald Trump has called for Russia to be readmitted to the G7 club of world leaders, opening up a new rift with US allies who swiftly contradicted him at a contentious summit in Quebec. Although there were smiles and handshakes between Trump and his counterparts from Europe, Canada and Japan, there was no sign by …

Paul Manafort: Trump’s ex-chair hit with new obstruction of justice charges | US news

A federal grand jury handed down new charges on Friday against the former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who already faces five felony charges and was accused in court documents on Monday of attempted witness tampering in his case. The latest charges against Manafort, filed in Washington DC, came less than four months after …

Sicilian police charge five men over trafficking of women in Ragusa | Global development

Sicilian police have charged five Romanian men with human trafficking after a series of police raids targeted the criminal exploitation and forced prostitution of workers in farms across the Ragusa region. Police said the arrests have exposed an organised inter-EU human trafficking operation between Romania and Sicily that is forcing men and women to live …