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Hundreds of delegates gather in Dundee for World Community Development Conference 2019

 Dundee, June 27.– Taking the theme of People, Place and Power, and based on the work of Dundee thinker Sir Patrick Geddes, the conference has attracted speakers from as far afield as Brazil, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Kenya and Canada.

Geddes, a pioneer of the global sustainable development movement, was a biologist, sociologist, geographer, philanthropist and ground-breaking town planner.

He is known for innovative thinking in the fields of urban planning and sociology and was professor of botany at University College Dundee from 1888 to 1919.

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Trump, Kim agree to resume nuclear talks at historic DMZ meeting

Trust-building between Trump, Kim signals flexibility in upcoming working-level negotiations.  President Trump crosses the border into North Korea.President Trump crosses the border into North Korea.

Trump 5th US president to visit DMZ, first to cross into North Korea

Seoul, June 30.– The US will resume working-level dialogue with North Korea, US President Donald Trump said Sunday following his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Panmunjom.

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ANGELA MERKEL vows to keep sanctions on Russia until it returns occupied Crimea

Germany's Chancellor promised support to President Zelensky on Ukraine's claim.

 Berlin, June 18.– German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Ukraine's newly elected President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday and expressed her support for continuing to sanction Russia for its interference in Ukraine.

Zelenskiy is meeting with key European leaders this week in an attempt to gin up support for Ukraine's struggle against Russian aggression and interference.

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Avoiding trade-offs in the 'Singapore Together' movement

 Singapore, June 18.– In his most significant speech since becoming deputy prime minister a month ago, Mr Heng Swee Keat outlined on Saturday (June 15) how he and the fourth-generation (4G) leadership would engage Singaporeans and lead the country.

Here, I want to discuss two broad points raised by Mr Heng in his speech and dialogue at the Reach-CNA “Building Our Future Singapore Together” event.

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What will Narendra Modi do in his new term as India’s prime minister?

His choice of ministers suggests he does not plan to do much delegating.

Delhi, June 15.– Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, famously wears a different hat for every Narendra ModiNarendra Modiaudience, from feathered headdresses to towering turbans. He adopts different personas, too: a hug-happy uncle on trips abroad, a finger-wagging prosecutor against critics, a pious ascetic for the religious, a chowkidar (watchman) to please law-and-order nationalists.

Now, after a landslide election that gave him an even stronger mandate than in his first five-year term, Indians are wondering which of these guises will prove to be the real Mr Modi. With no looming elections to distract, and the opposition crushed, he can do whatever he likes.

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