Babylon Reports – Koreas talk, Qatar World Cup bid at risk, George Romero dies
Written by Gabrielle Renaud on 2017-07-17
Can’t we all just get along? That’s what South Korea is trying to say as it proposed holding military talks with North Korea, after weeks of heightened tension following Pyongyang’s long range missile test. If they are to go ahead, these would be the first high-level talks since 2015. A senior official said talks should aim to stop “all hostile activities that raise military tension” at the fortified border between the Koreas.
The gulf countries could probably take a lesson from South Koreas attitude. Instead, the six Arab countries who last month cut ties with Qatar are reported to have written to FIFA to demand the country be barred from hosting the 2022 World Cup. Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have allegedly written to FIFA asking it to remove Qatar as host. However, FIFA says that their president Gianni Infantino has not received any such document.
Lastly, filmmaker George A Romero, who created the zombie movie genre with his 1968 Night of the Living Dead died at the age of 77. Romero died in his sleep on Sunday after a “brief but aggressive battle” with lung cancer. At the time of its release, Night of the Living Dead was criticised for being gory but it went on to be a cult classic and shape horror and zombie films for decades. While Zombies are pretty scary, lung cancer is what we really should fear.