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'The Unpredictable One' stirs up Korean Peninsula tensions

North Korea fires a missile as it clings to hope of making a deal with Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has kept his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, left, as well as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in high hopes -- despite repeatedly dashing them. (Original photos by Reuters)

TOKYO -- If one thing is clear about the negotiations between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, it is that the U.S. president, with his erratic policymaking and behavior, never stops muddying the waters and bewildering all involved, especially the leaders of the two Koreas.

Even before the latest talks between U.S. and North Korea on Saturday ended unsuccessfully in Sweden, events leading up to it were convoluted.

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