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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),...
Singapore gears up to host Trump-Kim summit

Singapore gears up to host Trump-Kim summit

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The on-again, off-again and now on-again summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un is set for next week on a secluded island off the coast of Singapore, in southeast Asia. Both delegations have been in the small city-state nation since the end of May preparing for the historic June 12 meeting, which the White House said Tuesday would take place at the Capella Hotel, a five-star luxury resort on Sentosa Island. The American team has already set up shop at the Capella Hotel, a short drive away from the main business center of the country. Joe Hagin, the White House deputy chief of staff, has reportedly met the leader of the North Korean delegation, Kim Chang Son, at the Capella to discuss the details of the summit. The two are finalizing the securit...
Summit on? US in 'productive talks' with N Korea

Summit on? US in 'productive talks' with N Korea

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Donald Trump has said next month's highly-anticipated summit with North Korea could be back on, tweeting that "very productive talks" were ongoing with Pyongyang. The announcement comes just days after the US president cancelled the meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong Un that was scheduled for 12 June.Donald Trump had blamed the Pyongyang regime's "tremendous anger and open hostility" as he pulled out of the talks, saying the world had "lost a great opportunity for lasting peace".But late on Friday, Mr Trump tweeted: "We are having very productive talks with North Korea about reinstating the Summit which, if it does happen, will likely remain in Singapore on the same date, June 12th., and, if necessary, will be extended beyond that date." We are h...