Joe Biden Pivots to Courting Black Voters in South Carolina

Joe Biden Pivots to Courting Black Voters in South Carolina“We’ve got Jim Crow sneaking back in,” the former vice president said Saturday at a rally in Columbia, comparing new restrictions on voting to the racial segregation laws of the past. Biden is capping his first week as an official candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination with a weekend trip to the Palmetto State. Both groups will be key to Democrats’ chances of defeating President Donald Trump in 2020.

Top Asian News 3:17 a.m. GMT

Top Asian News 3:17 a.m. GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean state media on Sunday showed leader Kim Jong Un observing live-fire drills of long-range multiple rocket launchers and what appeared to be a new short-range ballistic missile, a day after South Korea expressed concern that the launches were a violation of an inter-Korean agreement to cease all hostile acts. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said Kim expressed "great satisfaction" over Saturday's drills and stressed that his front-line troops should keep a "high alert posture" and enhance combat ability to "defend the political sovereignty and economic self-sustenance of the country." The weapons launches were a likely sign of Pyongyang's growing frustration at stalled diplomatic talks with Washington meant to provide coveted sanctions relief in return for nuclear disarmament.