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Macron accuses EU summit of falling short on climate goals

Apo - European Union leaders failed to do enough Friday to pursue a pledge to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 under the Paris climate agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron said.

N. Korea media acknowledges 'no deal' at Hanoi for first time

Seoul - North Korea's state media Friday acknowledged for the first time the collapse of the summit between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump last week without a deal.

Trump says Cohen grilling may have contributed to summit 'walk'

Washington - President Donald Trump said Sunday that the congressional questioning last week of his former lawyer may have contributed to the failure of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un -- even as his national security advisor claimed the Hanoi meeti...

High steaks: Meaty differences at Trump-Kim summit

Hanoi - Sanctions and nuclear plants are not the only bones of contention between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un: while the US president likes his steaks well done, the North Korean leader has rarer tastes.

N. Korea, US vow to keep talking after Hanoi summit collapse

Hanoi - North Korea on Friday promised further negotiations with the US despite a spectacular failure to strike a nuclear deal at their Hanoi summit, with both sides keeping the door of diplomacy open.

And now what? Uncertainty, if not crisis, ahead for US, N.Korea

Washington - So what comes next? After President Donald Trump's long-awaited second summit with North Korea ended inconclusively, the adversaries enter a period of deep uncertainty, if not fresh crisis.

Trump sides with Kim on tortured American, sparking firestorm

Washington - Donald Trump took Kim Jong Un's word that he knew nothing of the torture of an American college student while in North Korean custody, an about-face that sparked a bipartisan backlash back home on Thursday.

Japan's Abe backs Trump after Kim summit ends with no deal

Apo - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe backed Donald Trump Thursday after the US president's talks with North Korea's leader ended without a deal.

Five things we learned from the Hanoi summit

Hanoi - Cigarette breaks and poolside strolls: the world again saw a more human side to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump as their unlikely diplomatic rapprochement endured for a second date.

No deal, no problem at Trump-Kim summit: analysts

Hanoi - Donald Trump summoned the world's media to Hanoi for a meeting with Kim Jong Un, travelled the long way around the world to get there, and dangled an "AWESOME" future before the North Korean leader. And they did not agree anything.

More questions than answers, but Kim responds for first time

Hanoi - The first time North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was asked a question by a foreign reporter he did not react.

Yongbyon: the North Korean nuclear complex on the table in Hanoi

Hanoi - The future of North Korea's decades-old Yongbyon nuclear complex was expected to be on the negotiating table in Hanoi Thursday at leader Kim Jong Un's second summit with US President Donald Trump.

Kim opens door to US presence in Pyongyang at nuke talks

Hanoi - Kim Jong Un Thursday raised the prospect of a permanent US diplomatic presence in Pyongyang, as President Donald Trump said he was in "no rush" for a speedy deal over North Korea's nuclear programme.

From Brangelina to Kim and Trump: Key Hanoi summit venues

Hanoi - The hotel hosting the dinner later Wednesday between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un has welcomed stars ranging from Charlie Chaplin to Brad Pitt and offers tours of its war-time bomb shelters.

North Korea media heralds Kim's arrival in Vietnam

Seoul - North Korea's state media on Wednesday showcased Kim Jong Un's arrival in Hanoi ahead of his second summit with US President Donald Trump, praising the host country's economic development as Kim seeks sanctions relief.

Trump, Kim optimistic over nuclear talks

Hanoi - US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiled, shook hands and dined Wednesday in Hanoi, expressing optimism that their highly personal brand of diplomacy will lead to a deal on the totalitarian state's nuclear weapons.

With summit and beyond, Trump finds new stride on foreign policy

Washington - Huddling anew with North Korea's reclusive leader, rallying to depose Venezuela's president and pulling back US troops from Syria, Donald Trump is finding a new stride on the world stage.

Thrill seekers: Hanoi tours offer visitors taste of summit action

Hanoi - When Lee Parry heard that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump would meet in Hanoi, he knew he wanted to be part of the action and soon booked a trip.

Good morning Vietnam! Grinning Kim in colourful station arrival

Yen Lap - A jovial North Korean leader Kim Jong Un grinned and waved as he walked the red carpet from a Vietnamese rail station Tuesday, as flag-waving children and white-uniformed honour guards greeted him after a marathon two-and-a-half-day rail journey across...

Kim arrives for nuclear summit with Trump after marathon train trip

Yen Lap - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed into Vietnam Tuesday after a marathon train journey for a second summit showdown with Donald Trump, with the world looking for concrete progress over the North's nuclear programme.

Trump, N.Korea's Kim en route to Vietnam for second summit

Washington - Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un headed toward Hanoi on Monday for their second high-stakes summit, with the world watching to see if the US leader can deliver concrete results on curbing the nuclear threat from Pyongyang.

China scrubs social media as Kim train trundles south

Bejing - Chinese censors raced to scrub online discussions about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's whereabouts Monday as his armoured train trundled southward to Vietnam for his summit with US President Donald Trump.

Korean War could be declared over at Hanoi summit: Seoul

Seoul - Hopes that Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will formally declare an end to the 1950-53 Korean War at the Hanoi summit rose Monday, after South Korea said the two leaders could reach an agreement.

Vietnam train station on lockdown ahead of Kim's expected arrival

Vietnam - The train station on the Vietnam-China border where Kim Jong Un is expected to arrive by rail was closed to the public and surrounded by armed guards on Monday, days ahead of the North Korean leader's summit with Donald Trump.

Trump and Kim face unanswered questions in Vietnam

Hanoi - US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet in Hanoi this week, faced with putting meat on the bones of the vaguely worded declaration that emerged from their historic first summit in Singapore.

N. Korea state media slams US critics of Trump-Kim summit

Seoul - Pyongyang's state media on Sunday slammed US critics of the planned meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un a day after the North Korean leader boarded an armoured train en route to the summit venue in Vietnam.

Planes and armoured trains: the Kims' foreign trips

Seoul - The first sign that Kim Jong Un was potentially on his way to meet US President Donald Trump for a second summit was the reported appearance of an armoured train in China.

Trump dangles 'major power' carrot as Kim begins trek to summit

Bejing - Donald Trump said Kim Jong Un could soon put North Korea on the fast-track to becoming a major power Sunday as his former rival chugged across China in an armoured train, heading to their highly-anticipated summit in Vietnam.

Vietnam readying for Kim train arrival next week: sources

Hanoi - Vietnamese authorities are preparing for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to arrive by train next week ahead of his summit with US president Donald Trump, several sources told AFP Friday.

Speculation swirls over Kim's travel plans for Hanoi summit

Hanoi - Kim Jong Un could travel overland for his summit in Hanoi with US President Donald Trump, media have reported, after a North Korean delegation was spotted at key stops on a popular rail route from China.
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