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Trump-Kim summit: Reality bites as North Korea casts doubt on meeting happening

North Korea may have done the world a favour by puncturing the premature euphoria in some quarters in the United States ahead of the June 12 summit between President Donald Trump and the enigmatic Mr Kim Jong Un.

The weeks-long flurry of diplomacy and declarations had built up expectations for the summit.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 18, 2018, with the headline 'Reality bites as N. Korea casts doubt on summit happening'. Print Edition | Subscribe