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Sanctions sink agreement at Vietnam summit

by Kimberly Adams Feb 28, 2019
Both sides have blamed the other for the failure to reach a deal.
 In this handout photo provided by Vietnam News Agency, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during their second summit meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel on Feb. 28, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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President Trump's "bold new diplomacy" and global relationships

by David Brancaccio Feb 6, 2019
A two-day summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un was announced at this year's State of the Union address.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during their historic summit at the Capella Singapore hotel on Sentosa Island on Tuesday.
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Here's how to negotiate, from the political stage to your family

by Lizzie O'Leary Jun 15, 2018
Wharton professor Maurice Schweitzer explains the fundamental principles behind the skill.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during their historic summit at the Capella hotel on Sentosa Island on June 12 in Singapore.
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Four things to know about the North Korea economy

by , and Jun 12, 2018
There’s a state-run economy, where the state employs people and sends everyone official rations, and the underground economy.
Portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il on the April 25 Palace, the venue of the 7th Workers Party Congress in Pyongyang in 2016.
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In a historic summit, President Trump pitches North Korea's Kim Jong Un with a movie trailer

by Jennifer Pak Jun 12, 2018
Plus, we take a look at how locals are reacting.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during their historic summit at the Capella Singapore hotel on Sentosa Island on Tuesday.
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Why North Korea's priority isn't its underdeveloped economy

by David Brancaccio and Daniel Shin Jun 12, 2018
North Korea's relationship with the U.S. is not about "aid or even investment," according to Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump sign documents as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) and Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, look on at a signing ceremony during their historic U.S.-North Korea summit.
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Singapore seems a wise choice for an unprecedented U.S.-North Korea summit

by Scott Tong Jun 11, 2018
In Singapore, on the eve of the nuclear summit, they’re naming cocktails after leaders Kim and Trump. But a bit more seriously, the service sector for which Singapore is known — and one reason it was chosen — is kicking…

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What North Korea looks like with capitalism "creeping in"

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jun 1, 2018
In 2016, writer Travis Jeppesen became the first American to study at a North Korean university.
Men push their bicycles past portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang in 2017.
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North Korea’s economy: Did it drive Kim Jong Un to Singapore?

by , and May 10, 2018
They call North Korea the Hermit Kingdom for a reason: It’s not exactly easy to see what’s happening with its economy. Here are a few things we know. Or think we know. Click the audio player above to hear the…

Korean leaders pledge denuclearization, but avoid specifics

by Associated Press Apr 27, 2018
In a historic moment, North and South Korea have pledged there will be "no more war."
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (R) exchange documents during a signing ceremony near the end of their historic summit at the truce village of Panmunjom on Friday. The leaders of the two Koreas held a landmark summit after a highly symbolic handshake over the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries, with the North's Kim Jong Un declaring they were at the "threshold of a new history.
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