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Four-nation Syria summit calls for lasting Idlib ceasefire

Four-nation Syria summit calls for lasting Idlib ceasefireA joint statement adopted at the end of a major summit in Istanbul said the countries were committed to working “together in order to create conditions for peace and stability in Syria”. It also “stressed the importance of a lasting ceasefire” in Idlib, while hailing “progress” following a deal last month between Syrian-regime supporter Russia and rebel-backer Turkey to create a buffer zone around the northwestern province.



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Saudi Summit Loses Its Swagger as Elites Question Kingdom

Saudi Summit Loses Its Swagger as Elites Question KingdomHosted by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, the three-day conference that kicks off in Riyadh on Tuesday was meant to showcase the opportunities created by reform efforts to break the economy’s dependence on oil and unveil billion-dollar contracts in front of the world’s business elite. Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — who posed for selfies with hundreds of delegates at last year’s conference — will be keen to show that it’s business as usual in the kingdom, even as European leaders and President Donald Trump demand more information on how the Washington Post columnist was killed at its consulate in Istanbul. No-shows from the likes of Deutsche Bank AG’s Christian Sewing, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon and BlackRock Inc. Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink will deal a blow to the 33-year-old leader and the kingdom, which has built close ties with Wall Street executives and relies largely on global banks to finance its ambitious plans.



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Still work to do before second Trump-Kim summit: Pompeo

Still work to do before second Trump-Kim summit: PompeoPompeo told NBC News in a separate interview that he hoped the meeting could take place “before too long,” and that he hoped he himself would get a chance to travel to Pyongyang again to negotiate before that. “Ultimately, that’ll be a decision for the president,” Pompeo said of a second summit between Kim and Trump to follow on from their unprecedented June 12 meeting in Singapore. “I’m hopeful that I’ll get a chance to travel again to Pyongyang to continue to negotiate before too long,” Pompeo said.



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4 Big Revelations from the Kim-Moon Summit

4 Big Revelations from the Kim-Moon SummitCan Seoul achieve North Korean denuclearization and keep its alliance with Washington too?



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Korea summit economic pledge raises sanctions-busting fears

Korea summit economic pledge raises sanctions-busting fearsSpeaking at a joint news conference in Pyongyang on Wednesday, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to the normalization of the Kaesong joint border industrial park and tours to North Korea’s Mount Kumgang. The two projects, which were suspended amid tensions between the rivals under Moon’s two conservative predecessors, had been lucrative sources of cash for the impoverished North. Moon said the steps were part of an agreement to turn the Korean peninsula into a “land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats”.



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AP PHOTOS: 3 days of Moon-Kim summit in North Korea

AP PHOTOS: 3 days of Moon-Kim summit in North KoreaPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has wrapped up a three-day visit to North Korea for a third summit with leader Kim Jong Un that included wide-ranging agreements they trumpeted as a major step toward peace.



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Striking images captured on 1st day of Korean summit talks

Striking images captured on 1st day of Korean summit talksSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The broadly smiling North and South Korean leaders embrace each other as cheering Pyongyang residents wave fake flowers. The two inspect goose-stepping soldiers and ride together in a convertible Mercedes limousine for a parade. The leaders praise one another for taking the initiative to open a new era of inter-Korean detente.



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Two Koreas hold high-stakes summit with nuclear talks in jeopardy

Two Koreas hold high-stakes summit with nuclear talks in jeopardyThe inter-Korean summit will be a litmus test for another meeting Kim has recently proposed to U.S. President Donald Trump, giving clues to whether Kim is serious about denuclearization, a commitment he made at their first encounter in June. Trump has asked Moon to be “chief negotiator” between himself and Kim, according to Moon’s aides, after Trump canceled a trip to Pyongyang by his secretary of state last month. “I’d like to have frank dialogue with Chairman Kim on how to find a point of contact between U.S. demands for denuclearization and North Korea’s demands for ending hostile relations and security guarantees,” Moon told a meeting with senior secretaries on Monday.



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S. Korea's Moon wants 'heart-to-heart' summit talks with Kim

S. Korea's Moon wants 'heart-to-heart' summit talks with KimSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that he will push for "irreversible, permanent peace," and for better dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington, during "heart-to-heart" talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week. His chief of staff, however, played down the chance that Moon's summit with Kim will produce major progress in nuclear diplomacy.



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Skepticism rising in S. Korea ahead of 3rd summit with North

Skepticism rising in S. Korea ahead of 3rd summit with NorthSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The shine is starting to come off South Korean President Moon Jae-in's engagement strategy with the North.



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