The summit is gasping, but three men will hope to bring it back to life

(From left) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean President Moon Jae In and US President Donald Trump. PHOTOS: AFP
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SINGAPORE - In the end it was a note of regret, the acknowledgement that a historic denouement was agonisingly out of reach, that punctuated this episode like an ellipsis.

History will have to wait, but President Donald Trump was right to call off a summit that had been arranged too impulsively and may well have ended in tears. Even so, it has opened up possibilities and elicited sentiments that were unthinkable just months ago.

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