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North Korea Crisis

Five things to know about Trump-Kim summit

What are the prospects for a historic encounter between the leaders?

KIM JAEWON and MASAYUKI YUDA, Nikkei staff writers | China

SEOUL/TOKYO -- U.S. President Donald Trump surprised the world by agreeing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, setting the scene for an historic encounter between two countries that until recently had been threatening to attack each other. The summit's outcome is anything but predictable. Here are some pointers as to why the two decided to meet, and how the meeting may go.

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