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Trump trades 'short and fat' barb with N Korea's Kim

Trump trades 'short and fat' barb with N Korea's Kim

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President Donald Trump has again traded barbs with North Korea, shortly before offering to mediate in a heated regional dispute.He took to Twitter to complain he would never call North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "short and fat", after its foreign ministry called him "old".It was one of a series of remarks he made on social media before volunteering his services over maritime claims in the South China Sea."I'm a very good mediator," he said.China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei all have competing claims to territory in the South China Sea. Why is the South China Sea contentious?Tensions with China have been high in both Vietnam and the Philippines, inflamed by the formers island-building and naval patrols. A framework for a code of conduct was agreed in August, but thi...