09 Jul '18, 9am

Parliament: Singapore beefs up laws to deal with unruly air passengers

Parliament: Singapore beefs up laws to deal with unruly air passengers

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's second day of negotiations in Pyongyang began with a pleasantry that turned into a test of wills. "Did you sleep well last night?" Mr Kim Yong Chol, Mr Pompeo's North Korean interlocutor, asked the top US diplomat on Saturday (July 7) morning before the two men resumed talks over North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. Pompeo replied that he had but Mr Kim, aware of the pressure on the secretary of state to conclude an agreement, pressed further. "But we did have very serious discussions on very important matters yesterday," Mr Kim said. "So thinking about those discussions, you might have not slept well last night." "Director Kim, I slept just fine," Mr Pompeo replied curtly. It was the sort of testy retort that has become a hallmark of Mr Pompeo, three months after he succeeded the ill-fated Rex Tillerson, who...

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