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Summer Of Strikes Starts In Britain

A one-day strike paralyzed Britain’s rail network Friday, the first of a series of job actions planned to underscore demands by union members for higher pay.

Drivers on London Underground subway trains may join a July 27 strike, and further stoppages are scheduled for Aug. 8, Aug. 25 and Sept. 12. The Eurostar Channel Tunnel train service to France is not involved.

Business chiefs expressed their disappointment and frustration at the prospect of another summer of strikes.



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Kim Jong Un says Koreas are on starting line of a new history

UPDATED: 9:53 p.m.

updated  With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly back into the north with him before they returned to the southern side.