U.S. President Believes Summit With North Korea Was Highly Successful
After a historic meeting in Singapore, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un and United States President Donald Trump signed a document that ostensibly lays out a path to complete dismantlement of nuclear weapons in the Korean Peninsula. Under heavy security, the leaders met in private and with the assistance of translators.
President Trump was highly optimistic about the outcome of the meeting; he told a Fox News host that North Korea will start the process of dismantling the nuclear arsenal in exchange for economic security guarantees from the U.S.
The issue of putting an end to the Korean War and sending American troops home is still pending.
Four Children Shot Dead in Florida by Deranged Gunman
Officers from the Orlando Police Department yesterday confirmed the shooting deaths of four children between the ages of 1 and 12.
The victims were taken hostage by a man who had been under investigation for a domestic violence complaint.
The gunman also shot himself during the standoff with a special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team.
Mexican-American Cartel Leader Gets 49 Years in Prison
A federal court in Atlanta has issued a lengthy prison sentence to Edgar Valdez Villareal, an American citizen and drug trafficker who rose to power in the Beltran Leyva drug cartel of Mexico.
Valdez, who was nicknamed "La Barbie" due to his fair-haired looks, will spend nearly five decades in prison; he was at one point associated with Chapo Guzman, the extradited Sinaloa cartel leader awaiting trial in the United States.
New Asylum Guidelines Prompt Criticism Against U.S. Attorney General
Victims of Central American gang violence created by the U.S. War on Drugs will face more difficulties when they apply for asylum.
The new rules and guidelines enacted by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to regulate the approval of asylum petitions are being criticized by human rights advocates who claim that MS-13 and other transnational street gangs, which started in American prisons, have grown stronger because of the protracted War on Drugs.
British Prime Minister's Leadership Questioned
A crucial vote in the House of Commons could seal the future of British Prime Minister Theresa May this week.
As the United Kingdom continues to act upon the Brexit referendum, the legislation expected to guide the country as it leaves the European Union may not get the necessary votes, thereby setting off a political crisis.
PM May has been able to withstand similar challenges in the past; however, some political analysts believe that her luck may be running out.
Should the Brexit legislation fail to pass, UK lawmakers could demand a change of leadership that would force PM May out.
NBA Legend Cried During U.S. - North Korea Summit
The controversial and flamboyant Dennis Rodman, a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, was invited to Singapore for the historic U.S. - North Korea summit, which brought him to tears.
In 2013, Rodman led a series of visits to North Korea in a "basketball diplomacy" tour for the purpose of smoothing relations with the U.S.
At the time, Donald Trump commented that Rodman was either drunk or under the influence of controlled substances; yesterday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that the U.S. President was proud of the NBA star.