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    US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have arrived in the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi for the meeting on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

    Following their historic first summit in Singapore in last June, Trump and Kim announced an agreement stipulating that Pyongyang would make efforts to promote the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for the United States and South Korea freezing their military drills.

    According to various media reports, apart from the main "denuclearization" agenda at the Hanoi summit, the US president and DPRK leader could sign a peace treaty on ending the 1950-1953 Korean war. Ahead of the second Trump-Kim meeting, the US House of Representatives introduced a resolution calling for a formal end to the Korean war.

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    • 19:23

      White House Banned Four Journalists From Covering Trump-Kim Dinner

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      White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that reporters from Reuters, the Associated Press, Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times were prohibited from covering the dinner because of there were "sensitivities over shouted questions in the previous sprays."

    • 18:59

      Trump, Kim to Hold Agreement Signing Ceremony Upon Hanoi Summit Conclusion - White House

      U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands before their one-on-one chat during the second U.S.-North Korea summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam February 27, 2019
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      "The President participates in a Joint Agreement Signing Ceremony with the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea," the White House schedule revealed.

      Trump and Kim will start their talks on Thursday with a 45-minute one-on-one meeting, which will be followed by an expanded bilateral meeting, the White House said. The two leaders will also have a working lunch together.

      Before departing Hanoi, Trump will hold a press conference at 3:50 a.m. ET (08:50 a.m. GMT), according to the schedule.

       

    • 18:41

      Trump Says Had 'Very Good Dialogue' With Kim in Vietnam

    • 17:50

      Durty Donald or Kim Jong-Yum? Special Burgers for North Korea-US Summit

      Chef Colin Lilly shows his new burgers Durty Donald (L) and Kim Jong Yum (R) at his restaurant promoting for upcoming USA-DPRK summit in Hanoi, Vietnam February 24, 2019
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      A Dirty Donald burger (L) and a Kim Jong Yum burger (R) is placed on a table at the Durty Bird restaurant in Hanoi on February 21, 2019

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    • 15:15

      Trump, Kim Finish Tete-a-Tete Meeting, Begin Social Dinner at Metropole Hotel in Hanoi

      US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was honoured to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and expressed hope that their second summit would be as successful as the first one.

      "It is an honour to be with Chairman Kim, it is an honour to be together ... It is great to be with you. We had a very successful first summit ...This one, hopefully, will be equal or greater than the first one. We have made a lot of progress. And I think the biggest progress was our relationship. Our relationship is really a good one," Trump said at the beginning of the two-day summit.

      Commenting on the meeting, Kim told reporters before the dinner that they "had an exchange, a very interesting dialogue for 30 minutes," while Trump joked that his brief meeting with Kim was so good that journalists would want to pay to hear it.

      "We will have a very busy day tomorrow, and probably we will have a very quick dinner. A lot of things will be solved, I hope. I think it'll lead to a really wonderful situation in the long term. Our relationship is a very special relationship," Trump said.

    • 14:51

      Kim Jong-un Confident Meeting With Trump in Hanoi Will Be Fruitful

      "I hope that we can achieve a result that everyone will welcome. I'm convinced that we can do it," he said.

    • 14:39

      US Calls Kim a Great Leader

      U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands before their one-on-one chat during the second U.S.-North Korea summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam February 27, 2019
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      At the beginning of the summit, US President Donald Trump pointed to the North Korean "tremendous economic potential."

      "I think you will have a tremendous future for your country, you're a great leader," Trump told Kim. "We will help it to happen."

    • 14:35

      Trump, Kim Start Second Summit on Denuclearization

      The two leaders shook hands standing next to national flags of the two countries and a sign saying "Hanoi summit" in English and Korean. After exchanging greetings, they proceeded to their tete-a-tete meeting.

    • 12:12

      Vietnamese Prime Minister Thanks Trump for Choosing Hanoi as Host for US-N. Korea Summit

    • 08:42

      Trump-Kim Summit: North Korea Seeking Guarantee of No More Nuclear Threats

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    • 08:35

      'Potential Is Awesome': Trump Says DPRK Would Be Thriving If It Denuclearizes

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      'Potential Is Awesome': Trump Says DPRK Would Be Thriving If It Denuclearizes

      US President Donald Trump said Wednesday ahead of the second summit with North Korean leader in Hanoi that Pyongyang "has a great opportunity, like none other in history", comparing the current economy of Vietnam to the possible future stance of DPRK if Kim sticks to the denuclearization promise made last year in Singapore.
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