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Summit Collapse: How Trump's Hanoi Talks With Kim Unraveled

  • Signing ceremony unexpectedly canceled as talks broke down
  • Trump says Kim tried to push for more than U.S. could give
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Trump Says He Walked Out on Kim After U.S. Demands Rejected

President Donald Trump arrived at the Metropole hotel in downtown Hanoi on Thursday ready to strike at least a modest deal with Kim Jong Un that would nudge North Korea closer to giving up its nuclear arms.

A document had been prepared, ready for the two leaders to sign in a much-anticipated ceremony before reporters. Progress had been made on a joint definition of “denuclearization,” Trump said -- a major sticking point in the talks. The North Korean leader assured the president he’d continue to suspend tests of nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles.