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APRIL 2018 - PART 6 - NEW SITES

 

APRIL 2018

= POETRY MONTH

01 - April Fool's Day
01 - Easter
07 - World Health Day
13 - Friday 13th + Superstitions 2
19 - National High Five Day
22 - Earth Day
23 - Saint George's Day
23 - World Book and Copyright Day
25 - World Malaria Day
27 - South Africa National Day
28 - Save The Frogs Day
28 - Arbor Day (in the USA)



29/04/2018


PRINCE LOUIS



Prince Louis: 14 things we've learned about the royal baby's name - 27 April 2018
"From a newborn camel to previous French royals, here’s what we know about the ‘of-the-moment, London bubble, remainer’ name"

(theguardian.com)

Prince Louis Arthur Charles: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reveal baby name – video report - 27 April 2018
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their son Louis Arthur Charles. The newborn is the couple's third child,
after Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s sixth great-grandchild"

(theguardian.com)

Prince Louis is named after his grandfather and great-grandfather's mentor, Lord Louis Mountbatten - 27 April 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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NORTH KOREA / SOUTH KOREA

North Korea will invite outside experts to observe closing of nuclear test site - 29 April 2018
"Kim Jong-un has pledged to allow foreign journalists and experts to witness the decommissioning in May ahead of a meeting with Donald Trump"
Trump says summit with Kim Jong-un could happen in ‘three or four weeks’

(theguardian.com)

North Korea nuclear test site to close in May, South Korea says - 29 April 2018
"The commitment to denuclearisation does not explicitly refer to North Korea halting its nuclear activities but rather to the aim of "a nuclear-free Korean peninsula"."
+ Video: Kim Jong-un issues his pledge for peace with South Korea

+ Will Korea talks lead to lasting peace?
+ Five conflicts that continued after they ended

+ North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site
+ Korea talks explained
+ Profile: Kim Jong-un
+ North Korea crisis in 300 words

(BBC)

Koreas summit: North Korean media hail 'historic' meeting - 28 April 2018
"Friday's summit between the leaders of North and South Korea was a "historic meeting" paving the way for the start of a new era, North Korea's media say."
+ Video: Welcoming Kim Jong-un with pomp and ritual
+ Video: Kim Jong-un issues his pledge for peace with South Korea
+ The moment Kim Jong-un crossed into South Korea

(BBC)

Korean Leaders Agree to Goal of Removing Nuclear Arms - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 27 April 2018
"Kim Jong Un did not exactly say he is prepared to give up his country’s nuclear program."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

North and South Korean Leaders Open Summit - Video - 27 April 2018
"North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the village of Panmunjom,
the historic site where the Korean War armistice was signed in 1953, for the start of talks between the two countries."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Kim Jong-un holds historic summit with South Korean president - in pictures (27 pictures) - 27 April 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Korea in the balance: Kim Jong-un meets Moon Jae-in - VIDEO - 27 April 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Inside the Korea summit: the hidden meanings behind a carefully choreographed display of unity - 27 April 2018
" The leaders of two countries on the brink of catastrophic conflict last year, embraced warmly for the cameras
as they committed to work towards removing nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula and to pursue a final end to the Korean War."

(telegraph.co.uk)

North and South Korean leaders promise 'lasting peace' for peninsula - with pictures and videos - 27 April 2018
"Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in pledge denuclearisation and end to decades of hostility after summit"
+ Key moments from historic Korean summit – video report
+ North and South Korean leaders shake hands at the border – video

(theguardian.com)

Korean leaders bond over handshakes and 'a lot of pictures' - 27 April 2018
"Korea summit’s positive mood appears to break 65 years of North and South animosity"

(theguardian.com)

Koreas make nuclear pledge after historic summit - 27 April 2018
"The leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to work to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons, after holding a historic summit...
Chinese researchers have indicated that North Korea's nuclear test site may be unusable after a rock collapse."

+ Video: Kim Jong-un issues his pledge for peace with South Korea
+ Video: The moment Kim Jong-un crossed into South Korea

+ Historic summit as it happened
+ Five key moments from the meeting
+ Read the Korean declaration in full

+ Why has Kim halted nuclear tests now?
+ Profile: Kim Jong-un
+ North Korea crisis in 300 words

+ Korea summit sparks cold noodle craze
+ Diplomacy on the menu: How food can shape politics

+ Kim's sister and North Korea's secret weapon
+ Did the Winter Olympics repair relations?
+ North and South set up hotline ahead of summit

(BBC)

Koreas summit: Five key moments from the Kim-Moon meeting - 27 April 2018
"The meeting between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in marks just the third time that leaders of the two Koreas have met."

(BBC)

Korean summit: Welcoming Kim Jong-un with pomp and peace rituals - VIDEO - 27 April 2018
"How do you welcome a North Korean leader who just months ago was threatening your country? With lots of elaborate pomp and a series of symbolic rituals."

(BBC)

Kim Jong-un crosses Korean border for summit - VIDEO - 27 April 2018
"Kim Jong-un has become the first North Korean leader to cross the military line that divides the Koreas, since the end of the Korean War in 1953.
He shook hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, ahead of their historic summit in the demilitarised zone (DMZ)."

(BBC)

 

KIMMY SKIPS - 27 April 2018
"Kim Jong Un hopped over a concrete barrier and into South Korea Friday,
becoming the first North Korean leader ever to cross the heavily fortified DMZ. He was greeted with a warm handshake from South Korean President Moon Jae-in
— the pair later announcing the common goal of the “complete denuclearization” of the peninsula and a formal end to the Korean War."

(huffingtonpost.com)

Scientists Say N. Korea's Nuclear Test Site Likely Collapsed - Text + Audio - 26 April 2018
"Chinese researchers say the mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has likely collapsed.
Their findings may give new meaning to North Korean President Kim Jong Un’s recent announcement.
He said this month that his country was ending its nuclear testing program ahead of planned meetings."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ASYLUM-SEEKERS / REFUGEES

How Syrian refugee chef's London kitchen is helping Aleppo hospital - 29 April 2018
"Imad Alarnab was one of the most famous chefs in Damascus before he fled from war"

(theguardian.com)

Central American Asylum-Seekers Reach US Border - Text + Audio + Pictures - 26 April 2018
"U.S. President Donald Trump has said the caravans are evidence of “threats” to a weak border."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LYNCHING MEMORIAL

'I Wanted to Come and Honor Them': Lynching Memorial Open in US - Text + Audio + Pictures - 26 April 2018
"Thousands of black people in America were murdered between the end of the Civil War in 1865 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Some were hanged or shot.
Others were beaten to death or burned alive. Now, a museum and memorial has opened to remember that dark time in American history."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is seen, it's a new memorial that is opening
to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings on Monday, April 23, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala.
The Memorial and Justice and the Legacy Museum opens on April 26.

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TRUMP / MACRON

Quiz: What did Macron give to Trump? - 27 April 2018
"It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?"

7 days 7 questions
(BBC)

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TRUMP / THE MEDIA

'They hate your guts': Trump attacks media and Democrats at Michigan rally - 29 April 2018
+ Trump rails against Senator Jon Tester over Ronny Jackson claims
+ WHCD: Michelle Wolf shocks media with Sarah Sanders attack

(theguardian.com)

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PLASTIC

The hills are alive with the signs of plastic: even Swiss mountains are polluted - 27 April 2018
"Major study finds microplastics in soil across Switzerland and scientists warn urgent research is needed into impacts on food safety as other countries may be worse affected"

(theguardian.com)

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SMITHSONIAN

'Burning Man' Art Comes to Smithsonian - Text + Audio + Pictures - 27 April 2018
"The show, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, opened March 30. The Renwick is part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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'THE BLACK CAT'

'The Black Cat,' by Edgar Allan Poe - Text + Audio + Video + Quiz + Lesson plan (pdf)
"Everyone likes to think they are a good person at heart. But sometimes people act in stranger sometimes dangerous ways.
Often people feel like they lost control. Learn about what happens to one man who loses control in this classic American story 'The Black Cat,' by Edgar Allan Poe."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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MYANMAR VIOLENCE

Thousands flee in Myanmar amid fighting between army and Kachin rebels - 29 April 2018
"UN says more than 4,000 people have fled in three weeks in the northern Kachin state and many civilians remain trapped"

(theguardian.com)

Aung San Suu Kyi seeks new relationship with UN over Rohingya crisis - 28 April 2018
"Myanmar leader is allowing UN organisations into country to prepare for return of refugees"

(theguardian.com)

Myanmar violence: Thousands flee fresh fighting in Kachin state - 28 April 2018
"Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between the army and ethnic Kachin rebels in Myanmar's northernmost state."

+ Myanmar profile
+ Tales of horror from Myanmar

+ What you need to know about the Rohingya crisis
+ Could Aung San Suu Kyi face Rohingya genocide charges?

(BBC)

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LIONS in UGANDA

Lions are being poisoned in Uganda's National Park - VIDEO - 28 April 2018
"Can humans and wildlife live together in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park?
Eleven lions have been killed by poison, suggesting the uncomfortable relationship is boiling over."

(BBC)

 

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TRUMP / KANYE WEST

Kanye West defends pro-Trump sentiments in new song - 28 April 2018
"After a week of controversial Twitter postings, Kanye West has defended his support of the US president in a new song."
+ Video: The Kanye West moments that shocked us

+ A philosopher rates Kanye West's tweets
+ Kim Kardashian defends Kanye's tweets

(BBC)

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ISIS

US-EU operation deals blow to Isis propaganda machine - 27 April 2018
"Takedown hits outlets including Amaq, used to broadcast attack claims and spread propaganda"

(theguardian.com)

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VOCABULARY

French and Latin Diplomatic Terms
"For hundreds of years, France was a world power militarily, economically, and culturally, and thus its language became the political, well, lingua franca. Although the nation is no longer a superpower (yet influential in world affairs), the French language is still well represented in the vocabulary of diplomacy—as is its precursor, Latin. This post lists and defines words adopted directly from French (and Latin) into diplomatic discourse, now dominated by English. (Each term is followed by an English translation. Latin terms are designated with the abbreviation L.; all other terms are from French.)"

(dailywritingtips.com)

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