Washington: Rajendra K. Pachauri, the chairman of the United Nations’ panel tasked with monitoring global warming, is experiencing firsthand the effects of climate change. The warm praise he received in 2007 when his panel shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore has swiftly turned to icy criticism amid revelations of inaccurate data in the panel’s prediction on melting Himalayan glaciers.
On June 30, Donald J. Trump became the first US president to set foot in North Korea. Trump made history when stepped across a low concrete marker accompanied by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and walked a few steps into the North. The two leaders agreed to have their negotiators resume an effort to reach what has so far been an elusive nuclear deal. US President Donald J. Trump, accompanied by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, stepped into North Korea at the border village of Panmunjom on June 30. Trump is the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)