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Trump could take a harder line on trade with China now that Korea summit is off

“Yet since he took office, Trump has developed what he calls a friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping, even as their nations remain trade adversaries” writes Mike Calia for cnbc.com. The cancellation of a summit between the United States and North Korea casts doubt on prospects for trade negotiations between the U.S. and China – and could result in the Trump administration taking a harder line on China, a White House official told CNBC. The official said President Donald Trump was holding off on his natural instincts when it came…

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Trump can take some lessons from the failed summit: Former US ambassador

“The planned summit between leaders of the U.S. and North Korea may be off for now, but the Trump administration could still walk away with lessons about “diplomatic craft trade,” said a former American diplomat” writes Yen Nee Lee for cnbc.com. “So, I think this was kind of a first major issue for the Trump administration and I hope they can take some lessons from it,” he added. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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North Korea says still open to talks after Trump-Kim summit canceled

“North Korea on Thursday announced it had completely dismantled its Punggye-ri nuclear test facility “to ensure the transparency of discontinuance of nuclear test”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Trump had initially sought to placate North Korea, saying that he was not pursuing the “Libya model” in getting the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Video shows North Korea blowing up its Punggye-ri nuclear testing site

“North Korea held a closing ceremony afterward with officials from its nuclear arms program in attendance” writes Telegraph Video for telegraph.co.uk. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country’s nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a small group of foreign journalists watched. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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North Korea demolishes Punggye-ri nuclear site

“North Korea held a closing ceremony afterward with officials from its nuclear arms program in attendance” writes Telegraph Video for telegraph.co.uk. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country’s nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a small group of foreign journalists watched. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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North Korea open to talks with US after canceled Trump-Kim summit

“Hours before Trump nixed the summit, North Korea demolished its nuclear site, which was meant to be a show of good faith to the U.S. before their leaders met” writes Korean Central News for washingtonexaminer.com. The meeting was meant to be a culmination of an effort by the U.S. and South Korea to secure peace in the Korean Peninsula, as well as denuclearization. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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The Word That Derailed the Trump-Kim Summit

“North Korea, by contrast, would prefer to incrementally roll back its nuclear program in return for corresponding political, economic, and security concessions” writes Uri Friedman for theatlantic.com. Nevertheless, as plans for Donald Trump’s June 12 nuclear summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore have taken shape in recent days, Trump administration officials have repeatedly invoked Libya. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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‘We’re more isolated and more at risk of war’: Former Obama assistant

“The North Korean official also indicated that a nuclear standoff could be on the table if negotiations break down” writes Clark Mindock for independent.co.uk. North Korea had appeared reluctant to immediately give up their nuclear program quickly, and without assurances that they would be relieved from international sanctions.A former special assistant to the president during the Obama administration says that President Donald Trump’s decision to pull back from a planned summit with North Korea highlights that the president’s foreign policy approach — or lack thereof —  has left the United…

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