President Trump said he based his decision on “open hostility” from North Korea, which had also threatened to walk away from the June 12 summit. South Korea’s government seemed blindsided. “It is difficult to deal with these sensitive and difficult diplomatic problems with this current way of communicating,” President Moon Jae-in said.
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President Trump dismisses traditional negotiating tactics, but his approach has its own problems.
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Only hours before President Trump's announcement, North Korea had taken foreign reporters — including two Americans — to an event at which it had demolished its only known nuclear testing site.
Former president Jimmy Carter met with Kim Il Sung to broker a nuclear deal in 1994. That deal fell apart in 2002. (Korean Central News Agency/AP)
Former president Jimmy Carter met with Kim Il Sung to broker a nuclear deal in 1994. That deal fell apart in 2002. (Korean Central News Agency/AP)
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright met Kim Jong Il in 2000. Albright was the highest-level U.S. official to visit North Korea while still in office. (AP)
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright met Kim Jong Il in 2000. Albright was the highest-level U.S. official to visit North Korea while still in office. (AP)
Former president Bill Clinton met with Kim Jong Il in 2009 to win the freedom of two jailed American journalists. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service/AP)
Former president Bill Clinton met with Kim Jong Il in 2009 to win the freedom of two jailed American journalists. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service/AP)
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In the 65 years since hostilities in the Korean War ended, North Korea has had three leaders, and the United States has cycled through 12 presidents. No sitting American president has ever met his North Korean counterpart. That was supposed to change in June.
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Pyongyang lashed out at Vice President Pence after he said “this will only end like the Libyan model ended if Kim Jong Un doesn’t make a deal.”
Justice Department and intelligence officials briefed lawmakers on a confidential source who aided in the probe into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia, attempting to defuse a partisan conflict over the issue. It was not immediately clear whether any of the information provided would allay conservatives’ concerns.
The exact charges against the disgraced movie mogul are still unclear, but multiple reports say they will relate to accusations from at least one woman who said Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004, as detailed in an October story in the New Yorker.
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House Republican leaders are aiming to avoid a messy floor showdown over immigration — an issue that has badly split their party for years.
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Critics see little more than a symbolic gesture in the pardon of the black boxer, who was convicted in 1913 under federal legislation that Jim Crow-era prosecutors often used as a type of anti-miscegenation law.
Britt Slabinski received the award for actions in 2002, but the status of a Medal of Honor case for a U.S. airman who served with him is unclear.
Both patients, who were in an acute phase of the illness, attended a religious gathering with about 50 people and died hours later, a Doctors Without Borders worker said.
Silicon Valley companies have been rewriting their privacy policies to make them clearer in time for a Friday deadline as Europe ushers in sweeping new privacy laws that could affect users worldwide.
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