Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jaclyn Reiss Globe Staff June 12, 2018 President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a document Tuesday asserting that the US president would provide unspecified “security guarantees” to Kim in exchange for the North Korea’s “commitment to complete denuclearization.”However, decades of fraught relations with North Korea didn’t seem to stop Trump from publicly heaping praise upon Kim, who has been accused of sending thousands of North Koreans to brutal labor camps and deliberately starving people in his nation, according to a 2014 UN report.Here’s a look at some things Trump said about Kim and North Korea on Tuesday that had some critics shaking their heads. Kim Jong Un is ‘talented’ and ‘loves his country very much’ Advertisement After meeting with Kim for several hours, Trump told … [Read more...] about Five things President Trump said about Kim Jong Un and North Korea that have critics seething
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Before you book your next vacation, you may want to check out Lonely Planet's Best in Travel series, featuring the top countries to visit in 2018. From wildlife-watching in South Africa to snorkeling the crystal waters of Mauritius, here are the top 10 countries to add to your travel bucket list. 10. South Africa Highlights: South Africa is one of the most renowned safari destinations in the world. Some reserves such as Kruger National Park and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, allow travelers to get up close and personal with some of the planets most exotic animals on guided drives and walking tours. If you consider yourself an adrenaline junkie, some must-try activities while visiting the country are bungee jumping from the Garden Route bridge or surfing the Eastern Cape coast. When to visit: If you're looking to spot exotic wildlife, April to May and September to October are prime times for animal-watching with cooler weather conditions. 9. China Highlights: Travel to China … [Read more...] about Lonely Planet’s top countries to visit in 2018
Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press Published 4:00 a.m. ET Jan. 1, 2018 From Malta to Minneapolis, here’s a look at some destinations around the world that will be making news in 2018. They include designated culture capitals, places hosting sporting events and even a couple of cities — San Antonio, Texas, and New Orleans — celebrating their 300th birthdays. Sports Minneapolis hosts the Super Bowl on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. The city is encouraging visitors to embrace winter with 10 days of “Bold North” events and activities leading up to the big game. On the other side of the world, the snowy mountains of Pyeongchang, South Korea, host the Winter Olympic Games, Feb. 9-25. Eleven cities in Russia — including Moscow and Sochi — host the FIFA World Cup, June 14-July 15. The dates coincide with St. Petersburg’s “white nights,” the summer solstice season when city skies never get completely dark. FIFA reports strong ticket … [Read more...] about From Malta to Minneapolis: Where to go in 2018
Many travel brands, guidebook publishers and websites offer lists of places to go in the new year. Here’s a look at some of those lists for 2018. They include destinations from every continent, cities large and small, islands, rural regions and wilderness areas, places in the news and places you’ve never heard of. Afar Magazine: Abu Dhabi; Athens; Bhutan; Big Sur, California; Dundee, Scotland; Faroe Islands; France; Guatemala; Haida Gwaii, British Colombia; Kazakhstan; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Mexico City; Northern California wine country; Palau; Seattle; Sun Valley, Idaho; Tromso, Norway; Twin Cities, Minnesota. AFAR’s Traveler’s Choice Destination Awards (based on votes from readers): U.S. road trip, California; European city, Barcelona; adventure, Torres Del Paine, Chile; Caribbean/Mexico Beach: Turks & Caicos; wine region, Bordeaux; arts & culture, Cape Town, South Africa; U.S. beach: Manele Bay, Lanai, Hawaii; Asian/Middle Eastern city: Tokyo; U.S. … [Read more...] about A look at travel lists: Where to go in 2018
Home Advice Is It Safe to Attend the 2018 Olympics in South Korea?Is It Safe to Attend the 2018 Olympics in South Korea? January 29, 2018 by Tim Winship Would I have qualms about attending the games in South Korea? I was recently asked that seemingly simple question, a question that would appear to fall well within my professional area of expertise. My initial response, with nary a hint of hesitation, was: No qualms at all. South Korea is a safe and stable country, with a robust economy, operating under the rule of law. Neither street crime (which was a concern surrounding the Rio Olympics) nor political unrest (a concern during the Beijing games) would be factors. It gradually dawned on me, however, that I was missing the point of the query. The 2018 Olympics (February 9 – 25) aren’t just taking place in South Korea; they’re taking place in Pyeongchang, a city just 50 miles from the border with North Korea. And therein lies the nub of the question: … [Read more...] about Is It Safe to Attend the 2018 Olympics in South Korea?