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North Korean leader Kim sends letter to Trump

WASHINGTON: A senior North Korean official will hand over a letter from the country’s leader Kim Jong Un to U.S. President Donald Trump in a rare visit to the White House on Friday as the two sides try to put a derailed summit meeting back on track. Trump hopes to meet Kim in Singapore on June 12 and pressure him to give up his nuclear weapons, although he conceded on Thursday that might require more rounds of direct negotiations. “I’d like to see it done in one meeting,” Trump told Reuters. “But often times that’s not…

Ivanka and North Korean general to attend Olympic closing

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka will come face-to-face with a top North Korean general at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in the South this weekend, it emerged Thursday. The Pyeongchang Games have become a venue for geopolitics as much as sports as the nuclear-armed North mounts a charm offensive analysts say is intended to loosen the sanctions regime against it and weaken the alliance between Seoul and Washington. Leader Kim Jong Un dispatched his sister Kim Yo Jong to the opening ceremony…