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  • Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- The Kremlin has reportedly said that Russian President Vladimir Putin will most likely meet with President Donald Trump at an economic summit in Vietnam later this week, and that both sides are discussing the timing.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Five months after President Trump announced he was tearing up President Obama's Cuba deal, his administration is implementing those changes.
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  • ABC News(BEIJING) -- President Trump faces a delicate diplomatic dance on his state visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping as he seeks to renew pressure on China to address the North Korean threat and U.S. trade relations.
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  • ABC News(SEOUL) -- Hundreds of people gathered in the South Korean capital of Seoul on Tuesday to protest President Trump's official visit. They carried signs and chanted slogans against the president over his aggressive rhetoric toward North Korea. Thousands of police officers surrounded the demonstrators, who were corralled in designated protest areas around the U.S Embassy. South Korea's National Police Agency said it deployed some 15,000 officers to provide security amid the protests during Trump's two-day visit. Several hundred people gathered near the Blue House, South Korea’s stately presidential residence, where Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met to discuss trade and North Korea. One protester there shouted "we do not welcome Trump ... we will shout for the warmongering Trump to leave our land in peace until he is out of here." At another location, dozens of protesters staged a Buddhist-style demonstration, taking slow deep bows intended to express a longing for peace. They had planned to do the bows for seven hours, but police broke up the group by force. A block down the street, hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators gathered, waving U.S. and South Korean flags as "The Star Spangled Banner" played from loudspeakers. Thousands more lined the main street leading to the Blue House waving flags and shouting "USA, USA!" as President Trump's motorcade passed by. Local media reported President Moon personally wanted to make sure the U.S. president and first lady felt welcomed in the midst of the protests. Moon threw a lavish welcome ceremony for President Trump, sending the traditional South Korean military band to escort Trump's motorcade into the presidential residence. It was the first state-level visit by an American president to South Korea in 25 years.President Trump said he sees progress in the steps his administration has taken on North Korea, suggesting he could "make a deal" with the regime. But he would not say whether he still believes direct talks are a waste of time. "I really believe that it makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and to make a deal that's good for the people of North Korea and the people of the world," the president said in a press conference with President Moon.  Trump previously said the U.S. would "totally destroy" North Korea if any threatening actions were taken against the U.S. and its allies.
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  • ABCNews.com (SEOUL) -- President Trump suggested he could "make a deal" with North Korea, but would not say whether he still believed direct talks with the regime were a waste of time."I really believe that it makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and to make a deal that's good for the people of North Korea and the people of the world," the president said in a press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. It was a very different tone for the president, who has used aggressive rhetoric in the past when speaking about the isolated country.Trump added that he sees "certain movement" in response to his administration's approach to pressuring North Korea to back away from its nuclear program."We will together confront North Korea's actions and prevent the North Korea dictator from threatening millions of lives," Trump said. "He's indeed threatening millions and millions of lives so needlessly."The president called on the international community -- including China and Russia -- to come together in an effort to prevent further escalation, calling North Korea's nuclear ambitions a global threat that requires worldwide action.Trump, who said he told his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that any negotiations with Kim Jong Un were a waste of time, declined to say whether he still believed that. Previously, he said all options, including diplomatic negotiations, remained on the table when dealing with North Korea. In August, however, the president warned that the rogue nation would be “met with fire and fury” if it threatened the security of the U.S. or its allies.While Trump did not rule out military action, he said he hoped the nuclear standoff with North Korea could be resolved through other channels."As we work together to resolve this problem using all available tools short of military action, the United States stands prepared to defend itself and its allies using the full range of our unmatched military capabilities if need be," Trump said.
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