Kim Jong-un heads to Russia for Vladimir Putin summit


Kim Jong-un boards a private train, ahead of an expected summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday

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North Korean state media showed Mr Kim boarding his private train

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is on his way to the Russian far-east for a summit with President Vladimir Putin.

State media say Mr Kim is travelling on his private train. It will be his first talks with the Russian president.

The Kremlin says they will meet near the Pacific coast city of Vladivostok on Thursday, and will talk about the Korean peninsula’s “nuclear problem”.

Mr Kim is seeking support after talks with US President Donald Trump collapsed, analysts say.

Mr Trump and Mr Kim met in Hanoi earlier this year to discuss North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, but the…

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