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North Korea's Kim Jong-un 'set on Trump summit'

North Korea's Kim Jong-un 'set on Trump summit'

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Media playback is unsupported on your device It is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's "fixed will" that a summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore should go ahead, state media say.This followed a surprise meeting on Saturday between Mr Kim and the South's Moon Jae-in, who said the North was "committed to denuclearisation".Mr Trump had cancelled the 12 June summit, citing the North's "hostility".But on Saturday he said that the date "hasn't changed" and that things were "moving along very nicely".The summit would be the culmination of diplomatic efforts that began this year to try to defuse what had threatened to become a military confrontation between the nuclear-armed communist North and the South and its US ally.What came out of Sat...
Trump says summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un may be delayed

Trump says summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un may be delayed

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has said there is a "very substantial chance" a historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un next month may not happen.He said the North must meet conditions for the summit to go ahead though if it did not, it might happen "later".He was speaking as he received South Korea's President Moon Jae-in at the White House.The North has said it may cancel the summit if the US insists on it giving up nuclear weapons unilaterally.Mr Trump did not say what conditions the US had set for the summit but, asked by a reporter about the North's arsenal, he said "denuclearisation must take place".The 12 June summit is due to take place in Singapore. It follows a summit between the two Kore...
Trump's warning on talks with North Korea's Kim

Trump's warning on talks with North Korea's Kim

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Donald Trump has said he wants a successful meeting with Kim Jong Un, but warned he will call the talks off if he does not think they will produce results.The President told reporters on Wednesday: "If I think that it's a meeting that is not going to be fruitful, we're not going to go."If the meeting when I'm there is not fruitful, I will respectfully leave the meeting."Video:August 2017: 22 times Trump took on North KoreaMr Trump was speaking at a news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Florida.He said that his campaign of "maximum pressure" on North Korea would continue until Pyongyang gave up nuclear weapons.North Korea has continued to pursue its nuclear programme and missile tests over recent years, ignoring international condemnation and UN sanctions.However, it has...
South Korea's K-pop heavyweights set to perform in North

South Korea's K-pop heavyweights set to perform in North

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South Korea's K-pop stars are due to perform in North Korea for the first time in more than a decade as the two countries on the divided peninsula prepare for a rare summit.More than 150 artists are in the capital Pyongyang for two shows.It is a reciprocal visit after the North sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics earlier this year in South Korea.It comes amid thawing relations between the Koreas after months of tension.One concert takes place on Sunday, with another set to follow on Tuesday. The delegation mixes K-pop, rock and other genres. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to hold summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump. Media playback is unsupported on your deviceHe met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing last week during...
Obama: North Korea's nuclear program is 'a real threat'

Obama: North Korea's nuclear program is 'a real threat'

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March 25 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of North Korea's nuclear weapons program while visiting Japan on Sunday.Obama described North Korea and the actions of its leader Kim Jong Un in regards to developing nuclear weapons pose "a real threat" to the rest of the world, during a speech in Tokyo as part of a four-nation tour of Asia and Oceania."Pyongyang has consistently pursued the development of nuclear weapons, Kim Jong Un is not shy about announcing his intentions to produce even more nuclear weapons, test nuclear weapons and develop the delivery system capabilities that pose a significant threat not just to the region but around the world," Obama said.He also said the North Korean government's isolationism minimizes possible leverage, making negotiati...