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The head-spinning diplomatic reversal came as President Trump welcomed North Korea’s former intelligence chief to a rare meeting at the White House.
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The blonde beauty, 40, returned to the social media platform on Thursday, May 30, with sweet photos of the former pair’s children finishing off their school year.
“I’m very proud of my little man Spencer! Welcome to kindergarten!” she captioned a snapshot of the 5-year-old boy. Vanessa later shared a picture of herself with 3-year-old daughter Chloe alongside the caption, “It’s the last day of school for my Chloe Sophia! Summer time here we come!”
The former model, who has stayed out of the spotlight since her high profile split, seemed to be in good spirits. Shortly after she and the Celebrity Apprentice star, 40, called it quits, multiple sources confirmed to Us Weekly that he had an affair with Aubrey O’Day during their marriage.
“When it started, they were very serious all of a sudden,” a source close to the Danity Kane singer, 34, revealed to Us at the time. “He told her it was over with his wife, that they were separated and he didn’t love her — all of that stuff. Aubrey fell for him hard. She thought they were going to be together for real.”
Although Vanessa and Donald Jr. gave their relationship another go after he called things off with the “Damaged” songstress in March 2012, they ended their marriage six years later.
“Everyone around Vanessa feels bad for her, but no one is really surprised by the split,” a source previously told Us. “It takes a lot to walk away from your marriage to the president’s son, and her family and friends are proud of her.”
The estranged couple are also parents to Kai, 11, Donald III, 9, and Tristan, 6.
It’s one step forward and two steps back as a planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be back on track following last-ditch diplomatic efforts from southern counterpart Moon Jae-in. While the high-stakes meeting may proceed as planned, experts say it’s unlikely to live up to the hype as ambiguity remains about the definition of denuclearization and whether the U.S. can convince the Kim regime that it can remain in power after giving up its weapons.
South Korean President Moon met the North Korean leader Saturday for a second time at the border village of Panmunjom, a month after the pair convened there to proclaim “a new era of peace” on the peninsula. The meeting came after the two Korean leaders were blindsided by Trump’s abrupt pullout Wednesday of a planned bilateral June 12 summit in Singapore, and was convened on Kim’s request, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. Moon told reporters Sunday that his “friend” Kim wants to make his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump a success, and had reaffirmed his commitment to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
Trump confirmed Sunday that a delegation of U.S. officials visited North Korea to “make arrangements” for the summit, after the State Department said that a team had been sent to the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, separating the North from the South. But experts are hardly optimistic about a breakthrough, even if the meeting goes ahead. Analysts tell TIME that Trump’s volatile handling of the summit may have alienated U.S. allies and disrupted preparations.
“At this point, the chances of a Trump-Kim summit appear better than ever,” said Adam Mount, a senior defense analyst at the Federation of American Scientists. But, he added, “the parties have lost a crucial week of preparation in a schedule that was already rushed. There is little indication that the sides have agreed on an acceptable concept of denuclearization, which is necessary for the summit to make any progress.”
The U.S. defines denuclearization as North Korea giving up weapons in exchange for non-aggression assurances and economic aid. Whereas for Pyongyang it has always been about dismantling the U.S.–East Asian alliance system, removing American troops from South Korea and Japan and dismantling the U.S. “nuclear umbrella.” The question of how the two leaders will reconcile this disparity remains unanswered, and Pyongyang watchers have long been skeptical Kim would relinquish his nuclear weapons.
A broad liberalization of the North Korean economy that involves the free movement of people and information is unlikely too, says Euan Graham, director of the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. “However much Kim Jong Un wants to be a reformer, fundamental questions of survival outweigh that,” Graham said, adding that Kim’s father Kim Jong Il faced the same predicament.
“The best that can be hoped for from the South Korean perspective is that the North will agree to new bilateral projects, but I strongly suspect they will be subject to the same caveated zoned approach to development that Kaesong and Kumgang were” Graham adds, referring to a joint North–South Korea economic zone and tourism project developed under previous liberal South Korean governments.
But in forging ahead with direct diplomacy, Moon has “brought South Korea and its interests into the middle of the frame after a year when much of the focus was on escalation between Washington and Pyongyang,” says Stephen Power, U.S. Program Director at the International Crisis Group. “He didn’t give in to frustration, he gave Kim a platform to say some things about denuclearization that will play well in the U.S., and he again showed Trump the mesmerizing all-consuming media impact that a summit can have — something that’s bound to appeal.”
While resuming plans for the summit is no doubt a victory for Seoul, which has a lot at stake in the event of increased hostility, it may be that Kim has gained a big advantage from Trump’s flip-flopping on their original plans. The North Korean leader could now “continue to play nice in public but stall out the process behind closed doors,” said Mount, of Federation of American Scientists. “Trump has ensured that he will take most of the blame for a failure of diplomacy.”
“Lady Gaga’s back to work and feeling better,” a source told Us Weekly on Saturday, May 26. “She spent yesterday at Electric Lady Studio in the West Village working on the soundtrack fixes for A Star Is Born and is there today.”
“Bradley Cooper joined her at the studio earlier yesterday — they are putting the finishing touches on the music for the movie,” the insider added. “Gaga is in amazing spirits and much more back to herself. She has been all smiles and is so happy to be back at work.”
The source revealed that the Grammy winner, 31, was even hanging out at a West Village bar in NYC with old friends on Thursday, May 24. “She couldn’t have been more down-to-earth, smoking cigarettes on the street and having a blast,” the insider said. “It seems like the old Gaga is back.”
The “Million Reasons” singer, who suffers from fibromyalgia, announced she was canceling the remaining European dates of her Joanne world tour in February due to severe pain, after that segment of the tour was previously postponed in September 2017. “Unfortunately, Lady Gaga is suffering from severe pain that has materially impacted her ability to perform live. As a result, Live Nation and Lady Gaga are announcing the cancellation of the final 10 dates of the European leg of her Joanne World Tour,” a statement shared on the singer’s Instagram account at the time read.
“Last night, with strong support from her medical team, Lady Gaga made the tough decision to immediately come off the road,” the statement continued. “She is extremely sorry and deeply saddened that she cannot perform for her European fans, who have waited so patiently.”
The statement concluded: “She is in the care of expert medical professionals who are working closely with her so she can continue to perform for her fans for years to come.”
Gaga is starring in the remake of A Star Is Born alongside Cooper, 43. The musical drama, about a singer on the rise as her partner’s career is fading, is set to hit theaters on October 5.
When Nicki Minaj spits, Miz Minaj wrote it!
On Friday, after the release of her song with YG called Big Bank, an Instagram troll asked the Pink Friday rapper if Slim Shady penned her verse.
The female MC then clapped back saying she “will always write [her] own… even if it means not being able to drop [records] as frequent as [she wants] to.”
Read her full response (below):
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Thursday after the U.S. government launched a national security probe into car imports that could lead to new tariffs, and President Donald Trump’s comments suggested setbacks in U.S.-China trade talks.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are back! Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan (nee Markle) returned home to Kensington Palace on Monday, May 21, two days after they tied the knot at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The newlyweds were all smiles as they were spotted in their car returning to the palace after their royal wedding festivities, including Saturday night’s reception at Frogmore House hosted by Prince Charles. The duo were both wearing dark sunglasses, and Meghan appeared to have a similar hairdo and the was wearing the same earrings that she rocked at her reception.
A source told Us Weekly that the newly minted duchess thanked her mother, Doria Ragland, and the royal family in her emotional speech during the party. The insider also notes that Idris Elba acted as the DJ at the reception and Meghan, 36, danced with her girlfriends.
After the reception, Harry, 33, and Meghan spent their wedding night at the Windsor Castle state apartments, a source confirms to Us.
The duo returned home the same day that their official wedding portraits were released. The three stunning photos were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski in the Green Drawing Room of Windsor Castle after the carriage procession on Saturday.
In addition to one picture of just the two of them, Harry and Meghan posed with royal family members including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla. The third picture was of the the couple and their 10 pageboys and bridesmaids.
Harry and Meghan, whose wedding was watched by more than 29 million Americans, are set to make their first official appearance as a married couple at an event for Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, May 22.
John Cena made the trek down to San Diego to try to win Nikki Bella back, but as we reported … it may take more than just AAdvantage Miles. Nikki and John were spotted together in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego Saturday, strolling…
LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar took a breather at a five-month high on Thursday, though government borrowing costs continued to grind upwards as oil prices hit their highest since 2014 at almost $ 80 a barrel.
But don’t get too excited! We’re hearing the former Miss Universe has “absolutely no interest” in getting back together because “he treated her badly when they broke up.” Nick! How dare you?!
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday rejected any plan by President Donald Trump to ease restrictions on China’s ZTE Corp , calling the telecommunications firm a security threat and vowing not to abandon legislation clamping down on the company.
TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks pulled back on Tuesday, brushing off a firmer Wall Street lead and pausing a recent rally, as investors remained cautious about key economic and political risks, while supply concerns kept crude oil prices near 3-1/2-year highs.