Kulsoom Nawaz: Ex-Pakistan PM’s wife dies in London

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Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of Pakistan’s ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has died in London. She was 68.

The three-time first lady was diagnosed with cancer in August 2017, and suffered a heart attack on 14 June.

Her husband and daughter, Maryam, are both in jail in Pakistan. They returned to face corruption convictions ahead of July’s election, leaving the ailing Ms Nawaz in London.

She was elected as an MP in 2017 after standing in for Nawaz Sharif.

But she was not sworn in as she was already abroad for cancer treatment.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has written to US President Donald Trump asking for a follow-up to their historic summit, the White House says.

The US says it is already looking at scheduling a new meeting.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the “very warm” letter showed Pyongyang’s “continued commitment to focus on denuclearisation”.

Negotiations on the topic appeared to have stalled after the two leaders’ historic summit in Singapore in June.

“The primary purpose of the letter was to request and look to schedule another meeting with the president, which we are open to and are already in the process of co-ordinating that,”