Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un seek to end nuclear stand-off

In a historic summit, US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held the first-ever meeting this morning in Singapore as they seek to end a tense decades-old nuclear stand-off. Trump earlier described the summit as “one time shot” at peace between the two countries that have technically been at war for over 68 years.

The meeting at a luxury hotel in Singapore’s Sentosa island comes after months of diplomatic twists and turns.

The United States hopes the summit will pave way for complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula while North Korea sees this opportunity to get itself recognised as a player on the world stage.

However, both nations have sought to lower their expectations for an immediate breakthrough.

Despite the possibility of an uncertain outcome, the summit between the two firebrand leaders is being closely watched across the world.

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