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Spurned by Washington, North Korea's Kim seeks a friend in Putin at summit

Putin and Kim, in their first ever face-to-face encounter, smiled broadly and shook hands outside the summit venue, a university campus

Reuters  |  Vladivostok, Russia 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday at a summit designed to show that Washington is not the only power able to set the agenda on Pyongyang's nuclear programme. The two men embarked on a day of talks on an island off the Russian Pacific city of Vladivostok two months after Kim's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump ended in disagreement, cooling hopes of a breakthrough in the decades-old nuclear row. Putin and Kim, in their first ever face-to-face encounter, smiled broadly and shook hands outside the summit venue, a ...

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First Published: Thu, April 25 2019. 14:02 IST
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