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Trump announces freeze on US military drills with South Korea after summit with Kim

The United States will halt military drills with South Korea while negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang continue, Donald Trump told the press after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.  Describing the exercises as “war games,” Trump said that the drills were “very expensive” and required US bombers to “fly in from Guam” – a practice that he described as ...

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North Korea sanctions to 'remain in effect’ – Trump (WATCH LIVE)

Published time: 12 Jun, 2018 08:15 Edited time: 12 Jun, 2018 08:56 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has expressed “unwavering commitment” to complete denuclearization, US President Trump said after their first face-to face talks. However, sanctions against Pyongyang to stay in place, he said. During the first press conference after his historic meeting with the North Korean leader, Trump said ...

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‘Sleepless night’: In South Korea, all eyes on Kim-Trump summit

The South Korean government is hoping for a success of the Singapore summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, since it could lead to peace on the peninsula after almost 70 years. President Moon Jae-in and his cabinet watched the start of the summit before their morning meeting at Cheong Wa Dae (“Blue House”), the ...

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‘Danger to our country’: US senator blasts fellow Republican over North Korea

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) is a “danger to the country” for suggesting a US war against North Korea, said his colleague Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) as Americans waited for the historic summit in Singapore. “Lindsey Graham is a danger to the country by even proposing ideas like authorizing war with Korea, my goodness,” Paul told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday ...

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Twitter’s emoji for Trump’s North Korea nuclear summit is very weird

As U.S. President Trump preps for a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Twitter doesn’t want you to forget to tweet about it under the right hashtag. In a choice that seems to make light of a lot of really quite serious things at once, Twitter is promoting its new #TrumpKimSummit emoji for Tuesday’s summit in Singapore. The ...

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Ahead of North Korea summit, Trump softens Iran rhetoric

Discussing the upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, US President Donald Trump seemingly strayed off-topic to hold out the prospect of a new nuclear deal with Iran. “Iran is not the same country that it was a few months ago,” Trump told reporters at the White House at a joint press conference on Thursday with Japanese ...

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Russia abhors the very idea of a nuclear war between its neighbor North Korea and the US – Putin

Russia would least of all want to see a nuclear war with North Korea raging near its border, President Vladimir Putin told Austrian TV, adding that Moscow will “exhaust every effort” to resolve the tensions there peacefully. “I do not even want to think about it,” Putin told the Austrian broadcaster ORF when asked about a potential nuclear showdown between ...

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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov to visit North Korea on May 31

Published time: 30 May, 2018 06:23 Edited time: 30 May, 2018 06:51 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit North Korea on May 31 to discuss the situation on the peninsula. It follows Pyongyang’s landmark demolition of its nuclear test site last week. The Russian top official will meet his North Korean counterpart to discuss bilateral relations and pressing international ...

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US officials cross into North Korea ‘to prepare Trump-Kim talks’ – report

US officials have arrived in North Korea to start preparations for still-unconfirmed talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, the Washington Post reported after conflicting signals from the US president on the meeting’s fate. Former US ambassador to South Korea, Sung Kim, crossed into North Korea on Sunday to hold talks with Pyongyang’s Vice-Foreign Minister, Choe Son Hui, a source ...

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