Monday Briefing | March 4

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President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in Hanoi. Doug Mills/The New York Times

Stories to Follow

President Trump cancels signing ceremony with Kim Jong-un:  Last week President Trump met with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in Hanoi to discusses an agreement over denuclearization and the lifting of sanctions on the world’s most isolated country. The deal, however, fell through as Kim Jong-un was not willing to give up his complete arsenal of nuclear weapons. As the second US-North Korea summit ended early, it is unclear the impact this will have on future negotiations, or if another summit meeting will be possible.

Border fire continues, even after Pakistan’s release of Indian Pilot: It is estimated that at least eight people have been killed in Kashmir as tensions continue from last week’s airstrikes in Pakistan by Indian forces. The return of a captured Indian pilot was intended to be seen as a peace gesture, but it did not take long until fighting resumed. Both India and Pakistan claim that the other party initiated the firing. These events are taking place with India’s next presidential election just two months away.

$1 million reward for Osama bin Laden’s son: The US State Department is offering a reward of $1 million for any information regarding the location or identification of Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza bin Laden. Hamza is the current leader of al-Qa’ida. Video and audio clips have surfaced of Hamza calling for attacks on the United States and its allies as revenge for the death of his father.

Happening This Week

Mardi Gras in NYC – March 5th

Celebrate this Fat Tuesday New York style! From watching Lady Circus perform at the House of Yes, to sipping sazeracs at a nearby jazz bar, the city promises an experience rivaled only by Bourbon Street itself. Click here for a list of Mardi Gras themed events happening near you.

Women’s History Month- March 1st – 31st

In celebration of March being Women’s History Month, New York has a wide range of options to help you honor the strong women in our lives, and have fun while doing it!  Take a ‘Nasty Women’ tour through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or catch a screening of a heroine centered film in Williamsburg. This month this packed full of entertainment, charity and commemoration of the strong women who came before us. For information about events or places to donate, click here.

This week’s Monday Briefing was brought to you by Brittany Brown.

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