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The world’s most heavily armed border zone was crossed and decades of difficult diplomacy was set aside during the inter-Korean summit; Macron meets Trump for a spectacle of bromance in Washington; Facebook’s chief technology officer is greeted by protestors and then grilled in the U.K. Parliament; climate change boosts prospects for Polish wine makers; and China gears up to conquer the global auto market.  

    

    

North Korea's Leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in hold hands while crossing the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) to the Southern side of the border at the village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Paju, South Korea, on April 27. Kim on Friday became the first North Korean leader to enter South Korea since the peninsula was divided almost seven decades ago as talks begin over dismantling his nuclear weapons program. 

Source: Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps/Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps    

    

    

Molten gold flows into water to produce gold casting grain at the Valcambi SA precious metal refinery in Balerna, Switzerland, on April 24. Gold's safe-haven qualities have come back in focus this year, with the Trump administration picking a series of trade fights with friends and foes, and investors fretting about equity market wobbles that started on Wall Street and have been echoing around

Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg    

                         

                         

Jack Ma, billionaire and chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., listens to a question during an event at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg  

  

  

Workers toil at a construction site in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg 

  

  

A driver holds his hands aloft from the steering wheel during a test drive while traveling with "Cruising Chaffeur" automated driving software during a Continental AG automotive technology demonstration on the Autobahn 2 near Hanover, Germany. Continental, Europe's second-biggest maker of car parts and the region's No. 2 tire producer, has focused on retooling its components division to keep up with an industry shift to battery-powered vehicles and automated-driving systems.

Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg 

    

    

A demonstrator wears a mask depicting Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg outside the venue of a U.K. parliamentary committee hearing in London on April 26. Mike Schroepfer, Facebook's chief technology officer,  answered questions at the hearing, which was held to investigate the impact of social media on recent elections.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg   

   

   

A street vendor sells bagged portions of sugar, salt and beans at a stand in the Petare slum of Caracas. As widespread food shortages continue, market vendors are purveying small, bagged portions of groceries.

Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg   

   

   

An attendant, left, stands beside attendees trying out BYD Co. dashboards on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in China on April 26. 

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg   

     

     

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt listens during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing in Washington on April 26. Pruitt faced sharp questioning about his ethical performance Thursday in the first of back-to-back hearings that could dictate whether he keeps his job. 

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg  

    

    

Dust covers a bottle of white wine stored in the cellar at the Winnice Jaworek vineyard in Miekinia, near Warsaw, Poland, on April 24. 

Photographer: Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg   

  

  

France's president Macron addresses a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on April 25. Macron's last-ditch appeal to salvage the Iran nuclear deal vexed allies in Europe and was met coldly by U.S. President Trump. 

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg  

  

  

A worker steers a gondola outside the Las Vegas Sands Corp. Venetian resort in Las Vegas on April 24. An agreement by Japanese lawmakers on casino guidelines that will favor the building of larger resorts in big Japanese cities could benefit such operators as MGM Resorts International and Las Vegas Sands Corp. 

Photographer: Bridget Bennett/Bloomberg  

     

     

A cyclist crosses the river Amstel in Amsterdam. Brexit will lead as many as 30 “significant” financial firms to seek a license to operate in the Netherlands, according to the country’s top regulator.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg