Ahead of Summit, Talk of a Historic Move

South Korea suggests Trump and Kim might declare formal end to Korean War
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2019 11:55 AM CST
Updated Feb 25, 2019 12:18 PM CST
President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Hanoi, Vietnam.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – President Trump departed on Air Force One Monday for Vietnam and his second face-to-face summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. The meetings take place in Hanoi Wednesday and Thursday, and expectations are low in terms of major breakthroughs on the big issue of denuclearization. However, most of the advance coverage emphasizes that both leaders are known for their unpredictability. Details:

  • End to war? South Korea is floating the possibility that Trump and Kim will agree to a formal end to the Korean War, reports the New York Times. “We still don’t know exactly what format the end-of-war declaration will take," says a spokesperson for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, "but there is an ample possibility of North Korea and the United States agreeing to such a declaration.”
  • No fun: Vietnam has deported a Kim lookalike, reports AFP. The Hong Kong man known as Howard X has been making the rounds of Hanoi this week with a Trump lookalike from Canada named Russell White. White can stay, but he has to stop making public appearances as Trump.

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