North Korea has announced it will stop testing nuclear weapons
The Doomsday Clock moves slightly away from midnight.
In 2018, the world seems like a scary place, with the new Cold War with Russia seemingly brewing, and Donald Trump determined to set off World War III via Twitter - in particular, his squabbles with North Korean Kim Jong-Un, who he consistently refers to as ‘Rocket Man’.
Now however, we can feel a tiny bit safer, as the secluded nation has announced it has suspended missile testing, and will close its nuclear testing site. A statement from the country’s news agency read:
"From 21 April, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles."
Kim Jong-Un is due to meet with South Korean president Moon Jae-in next week for the first talks between the bordering in over a decade. He will also meet with Donald Trump later in the year.
Moon called the announcement "meaningful progress", and of course, Trump chimed in on Twitter.