Friday’s dramatic meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his North Korean counterpart, Chairman Kim Jong-un, represents an unambiguous historic breakthrough at least in terms of the image of bilateral reconciliation and the emotional uplift.
BBC – Brazil is South America’s most influential country, a rising economic power and one of the world’s biggest democracies. Over the past years it has made strides in its efforts to raise millions out of poverty, but the gap between rich and poor remains wide. Modern-day Brazil’s indigenous people form part of the population
BBC News – Swiss pianist Gabriel Arnold has given a concert on the frozen surface of the Gulf of Bothnia, in the northern reaches of the Baltic Sea. The recital, attended by tourists on an icebreaker, is part of Arnold’s tour of Finland.
BBC – Tens of thousands of people in Rio de Janeiro and other cities in Brazil have taken to the streets to mourn a murdered politician who had campaigned against police brutality. Marielle Franco, was viewed by many as a champion of women’s rights.
BBC News – The British scientist who explained the Universe to millions died peacefully at home aged 76. British astronaut Tim Peake said Prof Hawking “inspired generations to look beyond our own blue planet and expand our understanding of the universe”. He was famed for his work with black holes and relativity.