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File photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L), US President Donald Trump (R). Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 10, 2019, 09.05 AM (IST)

China hopes North Korea and US meet each other halfway: President Xi to Kim

 North Korea's state media KCNA reported today that Kim Jong-un's visit to China led to in-depth discussions with President Xi on how to "jointly study and steer" the situation on the Korean peninsula and denuclearisation talks.

Trump walks out of meeting on border wall, says 'bye-bye' to Schumer, Pelosi

President Donald Trump said "bye-bye" and stormed out of negotiations Wednesday on funding a US-Mexico border wall when Democratic opponents refused to agree to the project.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to divorce wife MacKenzie

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, rated the world's wealthiest person, announced Wednesday on Twitter that he and his wife MacKenzie Bezos were divorcing after a long separation.

Kim, Trump second summit imminent: South Korea President Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's trip to China this week is a sign that a second summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump is "imminent", the South Korea President Moon Jae-in said Thursday. 

UN appeals to Myanmar for peaceful solution amid troop build-up in Rakhine state 

Major fighting in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state has so far been avoided, a top UN humanitarian official there said following some clashes between armed rebels and national security forces who are increasing the number of troops there.
 

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Kim reportedly told Xi that there is no change in North Korea's stand towards the agreement reached with President Trump in the Singapore summit in June last year