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Trump and Kim open second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam

U.S. President Donald Trump and the DPRK’s Kim Jong Un, leaders of two nations with a long history of hostilities, opened their second summit Wednesday with smiles, hopeful talk and a friendly dinner that will set the stage for more difficult talks to come about curbing the DPRK’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.

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History of US-DPRK diplomatic relations

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong Un will meet on February 27 and 28, 2019. The February meeting comes after a meeting between the two leaders in Singapore in 2018.

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Trump, Kim arrive in Hanoi for second summit on nuclear talks

After long journeys to Vietnam, U.S. President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un are in place for their second summit Wednesday to address perhaps the world’s biggest security challenge: Kim’s pursuit of a nuclear program that stands on the verge of viably threatening targets around the planet.

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Iran’s foreign minister resigns

IRNA cited a spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, confirming Zarif resigned after an Instagram post from the longtime diplomat offered an “apology” for his “inability to continue to his service.”

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Tempers still high more than a week after suicide bombing in Kashmir

Tempers still high more than a week after suicide bombing in Kashmir

Tensions remain high in India-administered Kashmir in the wake of last week’s suicide bombing, and some in India are taking their anger out on Kashmiri students and traders. India’s prime minister has condemned the attacks, but there are worries an upcoming Supreme Court decision could escalate tensions in the region even further.

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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro breaks diplomatic relations with neighboring Colombia

Venezuelans demand aid at Brazil border

Tensions are running high in the Brazilian border city of Pacaraima. Thousands remained at the city’s international border crossing with Venezuela to demand the entry of food and medicine as dusk fell.

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