An 'October surprise' possible as Trump is open to meeting Kim, but doubts remain

US President Donald Trump (right) seems keen to meet his "good friend", North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, again. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SEOUL - He came, he pledged strong support for inter-Korean cooperation, and he signaled readiness to re-engage Pyongyang.

United States Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun's visit to Seoul this week is widely viewed as a "last ditch" effort to revive stalled nuclear talks with North Korea, as speculation emerged that the next summit between their leaders could happen before the November presidential elections in the United States.

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