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Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by end of February

Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by end of February

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US President Donald Trump is to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second summit by the end of February, the White House says.The announcement came after Mr Trump met top North Korean negotiator Kim Yong-chol at the White House.He had been expected to deliver a letter from Kim Jong-un to Mr Trump.Little progress has been made on denuclearisation since their historic summit in Singapore last June. No venue has been announced for the new summit.Speculation is mounting that it could be held in Vietnam. North Korea's breakdown of communication Handshake moment explained in pictures Kim Yong-chol's visit to Washington is the first sign of movement in nuclear diplomacy with North Korea for months, BBC state department correspon...
Spain: Brexit EU summit could be called off over Gibraltar

Spain: Brexit EU summit could be called off over Gibraltar

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Spain has said an EU summit on Brexit this weekend could be called off unless an agreement is reached with the UK over Gibraltar. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told a news conference on Friday: "If there is no deal, it's obvious that what will happen is that the European Council will most likely not take place."The threat adds pressure on Theresa May, who hopes to sign off a Brexit withdrawal deal and an accompanying political declaration at the meeting with the other 27 EU leaders on Sunday.At home, the prime minister is facing criticism over her Brexit plan from members of her own party, the DUP as well as Labour.DUP leader Arlene Foster warned that the deal propping up Mrs May's administration would be at risk if the Brexit deal is passed.She told BBC Radio Ulster...
South Korean business leaders to attend inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

South Korean business leaders to attend inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

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SEOUL, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Heads of major South Korean conglomerates will be part of the South Korean delegation for the third North-South Korea summit in Pyongyang next week, South Korean media reported Thursday. Some 10 to 15 business leaders of Samsung, Hyundai, SK and LG will visit Pyongyang next week with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for the third summit between Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to Maeil Business. Those invited include vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and de facto leader of South Korea's largest Samsung Group Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Hyundai Motor Company Chung Eui-sun, chairman of SK Corporation Choi Tae-won, CEO of LG Group Koo Kwang-mo and Hyundai Group chairwoman Hyun Jeong-eun. The business magnates will be part of a 200-member So...
Trump Kim summit: US president hails deal after historic summit

Trump Kim summit: US president hails deal after historic summit

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump says his historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that ended in a joint agreement were "tremendous".The signed document includes a pledge from Mr Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons.Mr Trump later said the US would suspend its military exercises that have infuriated North Korea, which analysts see as an apparent concession.It was the first time a sitting US president met a North Korean leader.The pair shook hands, held talks together and ate lunch accompanied by advisers.It caps a remarkable turnaround for the two, who only last year were engaged in angry threats.What did they agree?The summit centred on nuclear disarmament and reducing tensions. T...
Your guide to the historic Trump-Kim summit

Your guide to the historic Trump-Kim summit

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With Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's summit looming, here's the lowdown on the hotel where they will meet - and what each leader hopes to achieve from their first face-to-face talks. The basicsThe summit starts on the morning of 12 June at the Capella Hotel on the Singaporean resort island of Sentosa. Image: The summit will be at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island What's the hotel like?The five-star hotel, designed by British architect Norman Foster, has 111 guestrooms, a presidential manor and is fully booked on 11 and 12 June.Set within Sentosa's rainforests, it is a five-minute walk from the beach, has three outdoor pools and a spa.If the leaders want a bit of time away from talks (and, in Mr Trump's case, Twitter),...