The world is often awash with cautious fear and concern over North Korea’s militarisation. It is difficult to know how seriously the ‘paranoid rhetoric’ is, given that little is known about the situation of the hermit nation apart from the repeated reports of nuclear tests in the country. It is thought that by some speculators that the assertive rhetoric directed towards South Korea, the USA and, this week, the UK is genuinely aggressive or instead a self-vindicating ploy to justify their growing nuclear abilities and a means to uniting the nation behind the new leader Kim Jong-un. All in all, North Korea is an inscrutable nation and we will know little about their actual motivations unless something actually happens – in essence, it may be best not to know for now.
2013 World Series of Poker
Card game enthusiasts and card specialists will come together once again in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 44th Annual World Series of Poker. The events will run from 29 May to 15 July, with a November event for the Nine-format competition. The WSOP is the main competition event above all other international tournaments like the World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour.
So David Miliband has resigned from politics to run the International Rescue Committee charity in New York. He has described the job as his “dream job” and many have begun to eulogize a political career that was relatively brief at only 12 years, ending at the relatively meagre age of 47. This is itself reflects the increasingly youthful nature of politics with Cameron and Clegg both in their mid-40s and looking set to end their frontline political careers in their early 50s at the latest - a time when politicians used to begin their careers.