World Briefs: France to skip 2018 Games if security risk too great
September 21. 2017 10:42PM
France to skip 2018 Games if security risk too great
France’s Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, French Sports Minister Laura Flessel said on Thursday, raising the first major doubts by a participating country over the event.
Tensions in the region have escalated since reclusive North Korea conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test on Sept. 3 prompting global condemnation.
Trudeau confronts Canada’s failure of indigenous people
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday admitted Canada had failed its indigenous people and told the United Nations his government would do better to improve the lives of aboriginals and achieve reconciliation.
Trudeau used his speech to the U.N. General Assembly to frankly acknowledge the dark history of Canada’s colonization as one of “humiliation, neglect and abuse” and promised to do more to help the nation’s 1.4 million indigenous people.
“We have been working hard ... to correct past injustices and bring about a better quality of life for indigenous peoples in Canada,” he said.
N. Korean leader says ‘deranged’ Trump will pay dearly
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un said on Friday the North will consider the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history" against the United States in response to President Donald Trump's threat to destroy the North.
Calling Trump "mentally deranged" and his comments "the most ferocious declaration of a war in history," Kim said his U.N. speech on Tuesday confirmed Pyongyang's nuclear program has been "the correct path."
"His remarks ... have convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last," Kim said in the statement carried by the North's official KCNA news agency, promising to make Trump "pay dearly for his speech."
From wire reports