Look Back 2019: Ties between North Korea, US take a turn for the worse

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meeting at the North Korean side of the demilitarised border zone on June 30, 2019. PHOTO: AP
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SEOUL • "Rocket man" and "dotard" are back.

The insults flung between the US and North Korea have re-emerged as nuclear talks remain stalled after US President Donald Trump walked out of talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi in February.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 24, 2019, with the headline Ties between North Korea, US take a turn for the worse. Subscribe