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Is North Korea’s silence on the Trump-Kim summit a worry?

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North Korea, Iran Will Test Pompeo in New Diplomatic Role

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Ghouta: thousands of civilians flee as shelling continues

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Videos broadcast by Russian television stations show people walking towards forces that had bombarded their homes overnight

Thousands of civilians have fled the besieged region of eastern Ghouta towards Syrian government troops, seeking shelter from an overnight bombardment that killed dozens of people and levelled much of a town in the enclave.

Videos broadcast by Russian television stations showed throngs of civilians marching out of the area after enduring three weeks of bombardment that has killed over 1,500 civilians in what was described by UN officials as “hell on earth”.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/15/eastern-ghouta-syrian-regime-forces-break-into-key-town

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Larry Kudlow: TV pundit to replace Gary Cohn as Trump’s top economic adviser

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Conservative commentator was chosen from a short-list of just one candidate for one of the most powerful posts in the administration

Out with the Goldman Sachs banker and in with the TV show anchor. On Wednesday Donald Trump was preparing to announce that CNBC host and conservative commentator Larry Kudlow would replace Gary Cohn as director of the White House’s National Economic Council.

Kudlow, 70, best known as a CNBC commentator and outspoken proponent of free trade and low taxes, is in many ways a contradictory fit with Trump’s “America First” agenda.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/14/larry-kudlow-gary-cohn-trump-administration

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Walkout Wednesday: 17-minute student protests to mark 17 school shooting deaths

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Students at an estimated 3,000 schools and universities across the United States are expected to stage a 17-minute walk-out on Wednesday

Students at an estimated 3,000 schools and universities across the United States are expected to stage a 17-minute walk-out on Wednesday morning to protest government inaction on preventing school shootings and everyday gun violence.

Related: Walkout Wednesday: students risk punishment for joining gun control protest

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/14/walkout-wednesday-gun-control-student-protests

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Ben Carson and his wife ‘picked out’ $31,000 furniture set, new emails show

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Carson and his aides have repeatedly claimed that the Hud secretary was not involved in the purchase, but emails contradicts that claim

Ben Carson and his wife personally selected a $31,000 furniture set for his office at the department of housing and urban development, according to a newly released email that contradicts past statements by Carson and his aides.

Carson and his spokesman Raffi Williams repeatedly claimed that the Hud secretary was not involved in a decision to make the purchase, after the Guardian revealed a controversy at the department around the furnishing of his office.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/14/ben-carson-wife-picked-out-furniture-emails-show