North Korea may cancel meeting with Donald Trump over nuclear weapons; The average person will need a retirement fund of £260,000; New pages of Anne Frank’s diary show teenager’s “dirty jokes”
North Korea may cancel meeting with Donald Trump over nuclear weapons; The average person will need a retirement fund of £260,000; New pages of Anne Frank’s diary show teenager’s “dirty jokes” (Photos: Rex Features, Alamy; Anne Frank Museum)

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North Korea may cancel meeting with Donald Trump over nuclear weapons

Kim Jong-un, has said he may pull out of a planned summit with Donald Trump if the US continue to demand he gives up the country’s nuclear weapons. The meeting is currently set to take place on 12 June, but a statement written by North Korea’s vice-foreign minister, Kim Kye-gwan, has accused the US government — specifically security advisor John Bolton — of “spitting out ludicrous statements.”
BBC

Expert advises to turn off mobile phones after 10pm to avoid unhappiness

The largest study to link poor sleep with depression has concluded  that we should turn off mobile phones after 10pm in order to get a better nights sleep. The study claims that people who stay up late checking social media or watching television are more likely to experience disorders such as neuroticism and bipolar, and says modern life is negatively affecting our moods. However, researchers cannot prove that it is solely late nights that cause these illnesses.
The Times

The average person will need a retirement fund of £260,000

A new report by former government pensions minister Steve Webb’s pensions investment company has found that the average person will need to save a total of £260,000 in order to receive a basic income during retirement. The figure rises to £445,000 for renters, but the report claims that those enrolled in the governments auto-enrolment scheme won’t save even half of these amounts.
The Guardian

Thomas Markle confirms he won’t walk Meghan down the aisle due to heart surgery

Meghan Markle’s father has told US gossip site TMZ that he definitely won’t be walking his daughter down the aisle at the royal wedding this Saturday due to his upcoming heart surgery. Yesterday, Mr Markle made a u-turn and decided he would attend the nuptials, but changed his mind again just hours later. The confusion follows the news that Mr Markle had received payment from paparazzi after allowing them to take pictures of him shopping.
The Telegraph

New pages of Anne Frank’s diary show teenager’s “dirty jokes”

Using new imaging techniques, experts have finally been able to read two hidden pages of Anne Frank’s famous diary, written while in hiding from the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The pages revealed Frank’s thoughts on sex education and a number of what she called “dirty jokes”, and were covered by brown gum paper in order to conceal them from her family. Director of the Niod institute, Frank van Vree, who also worked on deciphering the pages said, “The 'dirty' jokes are classics among growing children. They make it clear that Anne, with all her gifts, was above all also an ordinary girl.”
BBC

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North Korea may cancel meeting with Donald Trump over nuclear weapons; The average person will need a retirement fund of £260,000; New pages of Anne Frank’s diary show teenager’s “dirty jokes” (Photos: Rex Features, Alamy; Anne Frank Museum)
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