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N Korea at crossroads

Trump and Kim neglect nuclear deal a year after historic summit

Looming 2020 election distracts president while North Korea focuses on economy

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump broke the diplomatic ice in Singapore on June 12, 2018.   © Reuters

SEOUL/WASHINGTON -- The historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea held in Singapore a year ago Wednesday ended without a denuclearization agreement, as did the second summit in Hanoi.

U.S. President Donald Trump has since put the highly expected "deal" on the back burner while his counterpart in Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un, appears to have done the same. Instead, both leaders are focusing on issues closer to home.

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