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International relations

North Korea -- deja vu or different this time?

US must test if Kim is now serious about scrapping nuclear arms

| China

A cascade of extraordinary developments since Jan. 1 have suddenly moved the Korean Peninsula from fears of imminent conflict to hope of peace in our time.

Why has Kim Jong Un suddenly become the jovial negotiator, is this actually something new, or yet another illusory step down a well-trodden path? Will his planned summit with U.S. president Donald Trump produce results or a new round of disappointments?

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