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North Korea Crisis

Trump-Kim summit to take place on June 12

Singapore likely to be the first in a series of meetings, president says

North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on after a meeting at the White House.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his face-to-face with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held on June 12 in Singapore as planned.

After meeting with Kim Yong Chol, a top aide to the North's leader, at the White House, the president told reporters that the summit will take place. The meeting "went very well," he said.

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