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A Trump-Kim handshake at DMZ plays to the gallery, will inject new life into flagging US-North Korea dialogue

WASHINGTON - That US President Donald Trump may meet North Korea's Chairman Kim Jong Un at Panmunjom, the "truce village" on the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) which separates North and South Koreas, comes as little surprise to Korea watchers putting two and two together ever since the President's brief trip to Seoul this weekend was confirmed.

"If he's there we'll see each other for two minutes. That's all we can. But that will be fine," Mr Trump told journalists in Japan on Saturday (June 29).

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