Kirstjen Nielsen resigns as Trump homeland security secretary

By Ed Pilkington and Martin Pengelly in New York (The Guardian)

Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary who has been the public face of some of the Trump administration’s most contentious policies, has resigned.

Related: Identifying separated migrant families may take two years, US government says

In a tweet on Sunday, Donald Trump said: “Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service.… Read more

Sanctions delay plans for N. Korean beach resort: analysts


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (3rd R) visited the resort at least three times last year according to state media (AFP Photo/STR)

North Korea has again pushed back the construction end-date of a massive beach resort — a move analysts say shows the regime is struggling from international sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons programs.… Read more

Another Country Just Fell In Love with the F-35 (China Won’t Be Happy)

But will Singapore really go ahead with a purchase? 

by Michael Peck (The National Interest)

F-35 manufacturer Lockheed Martin will have to demonstrate that the Lightning II can operate in Singapore’s tropical climate.

Singapore’s next fighter jet may be the F-35 – and China won’t like that.… Read more

10 of the cheapest beach holidays in Europe this summer

Add these to your holiday wish list

BY KATIE FROST (Country Living)

The Post Office has released its annual summer travel report to help tourists find the European destinations offering the best value for the holiday season ahead. The list compares the average cost of nine travel staples, including a range of drinks, snacks and an evening meal for two, in 20 resorts.… Read more